Cleveland Browns alumni will soon have the chance to perfect the Diamond Cutter. The partnership between DDPY and the NFL Alumni is a great step for player health after football.
The Cleveland Browns have been at the forefront of player health and training innovation in recent years. Former executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown transformed the Browns health science team into one of the league’s finest.
The results on the field are obvious. The players have gone from looking like average football players to looking like freaks of nature. Some are natural freaks of nature (looking at you Myles Garrett) while others have transformed right before our eyes (yes you Joe Schobert).
But what happens after football? How do NFL Alumni know how to stay in shape or take care of their bodies?
Recently, DDPYoga and NFL Alumni have announced an agreement to allow NFL Alumni free access to DDPYoga and the DDPYNow app. For former NFL players (especially linemen) this agreement should be welcome news!
Usually, one of two things happens when long term players leave the NFL. First, they either stick with the routine and maintain their bodies. Or, second, they finally get a chance to relax and not have to worry about being in shape for the next season.
It is the second option that becomes worrisome for NFL Alumni. Once the weight starts to pile on it is difficult to take off. Compound the issue of weight gain with years of beating up their bodies, the result is people who may want to lose weight, but their bodies won’t let them be physically active.
This may sound odd. How can a former athlete’s body just not work? After years of taking a beating, people’s knees and backs take serious damage. Once the weight comes on, those knees and backs don’t work like they used to.
Before looking at the benefits for NFL Alumni, let’s find out who is DDP and what is DDPYoga.