Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off of a season that was put in jeopardy late because of a broken collarbone. Rodgers was able to get back on the field, but he is still working this offseason to ensure he is less likely to suffer injuries moving forward.
His secret? Yoga.
Rodgers is using the yoga to make sure his body is more flexible than ever which will reduce the chances of suffering injuries like he suffered a year ago.
“A lot of flexibility’s helping with those injuries as you get older,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com.
Of course, doing yoga takes up a lot of time, so Rodgers has spent even less time in the weight room.
“I just had to rest and get into my routine when I did,” he said. “There were some things I shied away from — some heavy lifting, especially shoulder stuff in the offseason — but I did my rehab and took it slow and feel good.”
By cutting down on the heavy lifting and working harder with the yoga, Rodgers has also lost some weight this offseason.
Rodgers says he has lost 11 pounds this offseason and that he will be entering the 2014 the lightest he has ever been during his professional career.
Hopefully that will allow him to stay quick on his feet and avoid any big hits in the pocket.