Sunday, July 12, 2009
On retooling...and resetting focus
How bad do you want it? How far are you willing to push it to your limits?
Just checking out the local paper the other day and I read up on a pretty cool article on Pro Bowl Cornerback Antonio Cromartie of the San Diego Chargers. For a guy who had a terrific rookie season and made the Pro Bowl in his rookie year - he slipped a little on his 2nd year with only 2 INT's and the 3rd most thrown to starting corner last year. Well there's always that 2nd year drop off I've noticed in the NFL because no one knows you yet in your rookie year. Well he was off the mark in his 2nd year...lost his focus. But now he's ready to reclaim his fame once again out on the field...
It was very disappointing for us Charger Fans to see him drop his play like that...because he was almost pencilled in as the next Deion Sanders at one point as they both were from FSU.
Now with a contract year coming and the drafting of Cason in the first round in 08 - a new a spark is re-lit and Cro is back with a vengeance.
But he decided to skip off season conditioning workouts at Chargers park and does an Ochocinco - he resorts to unconventional methods such as mma style approaches, boxing...sledgehammer and running across a dirt hill with a 100 lb tire around his back. All this may sound weird for football conditioning as it is not the norm...but I honestly think it works.
He even admits to never have trained like this before and he's already reaping the benefits of non-traditional type training approaches.
You dont have to be in a gym to get a great workout. You can take it outside, find new training approaches that dont requiure a gym membership and just go for it and give it your all.
You are only limited to what you allow your body to do.