WITH TOM BRADY entering his 21st NFL season, it’s a great time to reflect upon the role of pliability — what Tom calls the “missing leg” of most strength and conditioning programs — in helping him excel on the field for over two decades, and why he believes pliability is important for everyone.
“Muscle pliability isn’t just for professional athletes,” he says. “To my mind, everyone can benefit from greater pliability, whether you’re 16 or you’re 60.”
“Pliability is the missing leg of the traditional strength and conditioning model of aerobic exercise and lifting weights. By infusing pliability into your workout regimen, you’ll receive the same benefits I do — to be able to perform at peak levels and minimize the risk of injury. If you do get injured, pliability is the fast lane to recovery.” — Tom Brady
“If you use a speed that feels too intense, that’s an indication that you should drop down a speed or two.” — James Castrello, Head Body Coach/TB12 Foxboro