As a young NFL player, Tom Brady was caught in a never-ending cycle of performance, injury, and rehab. He knew there had to be a better way to keep himself healthy and on the field, and he found the solution in the form of a new concept that came to be known as “muscle pliability,” performed by an outside-the-box thinker named Alex Guerrero.
Pliability is the crucial missing leg that will complete and complement your workouts and active lifestyle. At its most basic level, daily pliability work helps to prepare your muscles for the demands of your life and enable them to fully recover so you can keep doing what you love. We believe that pliability and functional training are the key tenets of a healthy, active lifestyle centered on performance and recovery.
"Pliability is the crucial missing leg that will complete and complement your workouts." — Tom Brady.
We use our muscles all day, every day, so naturally, they wear down — losing muscle pump function, causing soreness or stiffness, and becoming more susceptible to injury. Instead of accepting this as inevitable, we use pliability training to prime your muscles to absorb and disperse daily forces so that you can achieve more and avoid injury.
Pliability describes the state in which your muscles are long, soft, and resilient, enabling them to absorb and disperse forces — in both sport and daily life — and operate efficiently. Unlike short and dense muscles, pliable muscles allow you to perform and train at your best while avoiding injury. Pliability primes your muscles for efficient performance, so you can train better, recover faster, and prevent injury regardless of your activity level.
HOW TO GET PLIABLE:
There are two ways to get pliable. The first is deep-tissue manipulation – as in, you roll out your muscles pre-and post-workout. One of the best ways to experience deep- tissue manipulation is with a TB12 Body Coach whose process is modeled after Alex’s work with Tom. If you don’t have access to a Body Coach, you can perform pliability work at home using devices like the TB12 Vibrating Pliability Roller, our Vibrating Pliability Sphere, or our Mini Sphere.
The second way to get pliable is to pursue a lifestyle that minimizes inflammation, provides adequate nutrition, and keeps you hydrated. A lifestyle that supports your pliability also has to include a good amount of sleep, which helps your brain to recover and develop. The result of pliability is that you recover faster, play better, and spend less time on the sidelines.