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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Finally another "new" guy

Day 10 – Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again, so back to boxing.   Started up at 9:00am and got done around 10:30am.  This round of boxing was a lot harder than it was last week.  For one, Joe the other WR down here with me had a miscommunication and missed the session so I was by myself for the workout which made me have to work at pretty quick rate. Second, Billy “the boxing” trainer told me today was more for conditioning so he upped the reps and increased the combos.  For those of you have never tried boxing, it’s like a tongue twister for your body; combination of thinking/reacting fast while being coordinated with your body. I'd say I'm fairly athletic and it's my second time and I still don't look real smooth.  After the boxing we iced and I headed over to the pool where we got good pool workout in for about an hour and half.  Will go back in later this afternoon to rehab and ice my ankle again.

On a side note:  Finally got another “new” guy who had his “first day” of initiation as I’d like to put it. Unfortunately, It was a legs day for him and to make a long story short, after about 15 minutes he was out in the alley, back down, legs sprawled out, empty water bottle in hand. But I’ll give him credit, he came back in and finished the workout.  He played for University of Nevada and came out of college early as a CB and signed with the Rams as a free agent for half a season after being cut. He admitted to having a tough time learning the playbook and is working out at ProEdge to get back in shape because he has signed an Arena deal with the Iowa Barnstormers.  

Speaking of people coming in and out of the gym. Every time I’m at the gym there was this tall, slender/fit guy that is working out.  Not to be rude but just looked like average guy just coming in to workout (which happens at the gym at times; they can’t only rely on training elite athletes for their income so they have classes for everyone at diff times)……… anyways back to the story.  Today I finally decided to talk to him and discovered he’s been a pitcher in the MLB for the past 8 years or so.   His name is Angel Guzmen and he’s coming off shoulder surgery in 2010 and just signed with the Dodgers and is getting ready for spring training. Super nice guy, very soft spoken; e.g. I tapped him on the shoulder  before he left  and told him, he looked like he had a great workout out  and that he was looking really good. He was so appreciative, you would have thought I told him he was the best pitcher in the MLB. But I look forward to following him. Something I’m really coming to find enjoyable is meeting everyone at the gym.  Every athlete that comes in and out of the doors has their own story and identity.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jake, It's been really cool to follow your updates from AZ. Good luck with the rehab and I hope you get an NFL try. If Danny Woodhead can score a TD in the SuperBowl you should be an All-Pro!! Keep us updated!