Jerry Rice used to practice catching bricks. Herschel Walker and Lynn Swann did ballet. Daniel-san waxed on and waxed off.
Giancarlo Stanton is the latest athlete to engage in an unusual workout. His method? Bench-pressing supermodel Adriana Lima.
Kirk Myers, founder of the Dogpound personal training company, posted a video on Instagram this week showing Stanton repeatedly lifting the Brazlian beauty, who just so happens to be former Met Matt Harvey's ex.
A post shared by Kirk Myers (Keherjot Sing)€ (@kirkmyersfitness) on Jan 21, 2020 at 6:06pm PST
In another video from Myers, the Yankees slugger smashes a sledgehammer into a large tire over and over again.
Stanton is trying to bounce back from an injury-plagued 2019 season in which knee, biceps, shoulder and calf injuries limited him to 18 regular-seaon games. The former National League MVP and two-time home run champ returned for the playoffs but then a quad strain knocked him out for four of the six ALCS games against the Astros.
The Yankees' first full-squad workout of spring training is Feb. 18. We suspect supermodels won't be part of the regimen there.