Balance. We all need a healthy amount of balance in our lives, whether that refers to how we manage work with our "normal lives" or the physical balance required of professional athletes.
Imagine being a catcher. Not only do you have to squat behind home plate for hours every day, but you have to do so while remaining highly alert at all times. Being a catcher is a grueling task, requiring some elite physical skills as well as mental sharpness.
Combine the two, and you get an idea of Jonathan Lucroy's workout plan, as well as his entry to the ongoing #NoOffseason social media barrage by players as they get ready for the season ahead:
Chris Archer was impressed:
This is wayyy harder than you make it look- Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) January 19, 2018
But Lucroy definitely felt the burn:
I would agree with you but my legs are shaking too bad.- Jonathan Lucroy (@JLucroy20) January 19, 2018
In recent weeks, the #NoOffseason push has hit baseball hard. Luis Valbuena smashed a giant tire with a hammer. Giancarlo Stanton did Giancarlo Stanton things at the gym. Anthony Rizzo took a fitness class. Andrew McCutchen did intense things on a treadmill.
You get the idea. How do you feel about your workout routine now?