Baseball Player Started Doing BJJ To Be Injury Free and It Worked

Baseball Player Started Doing BJJ To Be Injury Free and It Worked



Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli had an enormous amount of trouble with each consecutive year he’s played in a baseball league. Cervelli signed a three-year, $31 million contract extension May 17, 2016, that brought him job security, but was followed by mishaps.

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After a series of injuries he came to realize something had to change. This lead him to hire a new trainer who taught him bjj and how to think in terms of joint movement.

Triblive.com reports:

 “This guy is amazing, very positive,” Cervelli said. “He made me believe there are other ways to make my body feel good.

“It was weird, all the movement. I couldn’t move. Little by little, I started picking it up, and it started making sense.”

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The results are leading Cervelli to believe he can stay healthy this season.

“I feel like a little kid. It’s amazing. I’m flexible again,” he said.

“I’ve always been flexible, but the last couple years because of injuries I had a lot of bad habits. Now, I put in quality work and I feel great.”

Of course with the new training came a serious regimen change:

“No gluten, no dairy, no fried food,” he said of his new diet. “I try to put the right gas in my car. I’m a Ferrari. I want to treat my car the right way.

“I want to play for a long time.”


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