We don’t usually see Tom Brady on the injury report, because he promotes something called “pliability.” Well, the Patriots quarterback suffered a minor calf injury, and was limited in practice.
According to Karen
Guregian from the Boston’s Herald, Brady’s injury isn’t something to worry
Fullback James Develin
didn’t participate due to neck issues, and outside linebacker Shilique Calhoun
didn’t participate, too.
Caleb Benenoch was limited, and so were offensive tackle Marcus Cannon and
tight end Matt LaCosse.
When it comes to
pliability, Brady is pretty serious about it.
In his interview with Norah O’Donnell for CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” Brady talked about his pliable muscles.
people want denser muscles,” he said.
“As an athlete, as a quarterback, I don’t want them. I want to keep my
muscles strong and active, but also pliable.”
everybody thinks they want muscles to be harder?” O’Donnell asked.
“I think that’s what we’ve been educated on. Well, I may
argue something differently. I’ve seen really strong, physically-fit guys that,
you know, would be the definition of health, that are the ones that are injured
I can keep my muscles pliable, I can hopefully, you know, limit the intensity
or limit the injury altogether, if I do absorb some of these forces.”
pliability with helping him prevent injuries. It works for everybody. “You know, everyone could do this. My parents
can do it. My sisters can do it. I mean, I did pliability this morning on my
son, whose leg was sore — he’s eight years old.
“When my elbow was in pain basically every day, Alex
through his treatments (this was in 2004), he started lengthening and softening
all the muscle in my forearm,” Brady said. “And it took away the
tension in the muscle. And I was like, ‘God, that makes so much sense.'”
You can achieve pliability
some serious band
work. “Band work will, I would say, increase your strength while limiting
the density of the muscle. The denser the muscle means the less pliable it
need Brady in his best shape. No injuries, please!