How Does He Do It?

Tom Brady has just celebrated his forty-fourth birthday. In the life of a winning athlete that’s pretty old. George Blanda has the record of being the oldest quarterback, but otherwise most football players retire in their thirties. Penn Medicine News reports that this lack of longevity boils down to the fact that today’s athletes are not willing to go through the injuries and rehabilitation that ordinarily incurs in this sport and they are retiring earlier.

Brady is thought to be one of the greatest football quarterback of all time, yet his career started out quite unremarkably. After playing college football at Michigan, he was selected 199th overall by the New England Patriots in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft. His luck changed in his second season when the Patriots took home their first Super Bowl trophy. It is suggested that Brady’s Wikipedia entry be consulted for all the information about the 20 seasons that he played for the New England Patriots and more recently his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“As a young NFL player, Tom Brady found himself 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. He found the solution in the form of a new concept that came to be known as muscle Pliability.”

It is an ‘accepted fact in the sports world that it is through Brady’s attention to health that he has risen to the top. The Insider puts it like this Brady has a famously strict diet, consisting of plenty of all-natural and whole foods while excluding foods like tomatoes and peppers for fear of bloating. He drinks a ton of water. He goes to sleep by 9 p.m., doesn’t drink alcohol, stays away from lifting heavy weights, and focuses on flexibility.” While each of these decisions contribute to his overall fitness, it is the concept of PLIABILITY that ties all these details together.

PT for Life explains that Tom Brady’s philosophy of fitness is to stay active as you age. “PLIABILITY is a combination of muscle strength, endurance and most importantly flexibiity. As physical therapists we could not agree more with Brady’s philosophy that muscular flexibility is key to mobility as we age.” It’s all in Brady’s book The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance” And Brady says “It’s not one thing, it’s everything.”

Tom Brady

Tom Brady was born on a Wednesday in the zodiac sign of Leo. Mercury is the ruler of his INNER Self and the Sun governs his OUTER SELF. Individuals with the #41 WED LEO Signature have the capacity to be leaders but are rather careful in how they behave within these positions of power. And while these likeable folks are usually good at what they do, they tend to be less boastful than other Leo celebrities. While Brady is a great athlete, his calling is to be a Wednesday messenger regarding everyday health and fitness. Learn more about Wednesday in our Almanac.

The two people who have influenced Brady the most are Alex Guerrero, his fitness trainer, and Allen Campbell, his personal chef. Unfortunately we cannot locate the birth data of either one, so we are comparing Tom Brady’s Dayology signature to those of Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette, two of his closest teammates. We discovered that IT isn’t just what we say and do that wins the game, but it can be the attitude and habits of the company that we keep.

Rob Gronkowski

Leonard Fournette

Rob Gronkowski was born on a Wednesday in the zodiac sign of Taurus. Mercury is the ruler of his INNER Self and Venus governs his OUTER SELF. People with the #38 WED TAU know what they want and see that they get it. Rob and Tom have played together for 10 seasons. Gronk, in this YouTube expresses his personal need to “find new ways” and “push ourselves to a higher level.” These are clearly the qualities of a conscientious Mercury ruled individual.

Leonard Fournette was born on a Wednesday in the zodiac sign of Leo. Mercury is the ruler of his INNER Self and Saturn governs his OUTER SELF. Individuals with the #46 WED CAP Signature often feel “held back” in some manner, but they work hard to overcome obstacles and climb the heights. Fournette appreciates Brady’s advice to him which was to “just keep fighting.” In this this YouTube Fournette gives credit to Brady for his leadership on and off the field.

Brady, Gronkowski and Fournette were all born on the same day of the week – Wednesday. And the ruler of this day of the week is the quicksilver planet Mercury which represents thought, communication, agility and healing. So it’s clear why the features of the TB12 program would appeal to all three of these athletes and give them such spectacular results. And the program might not work so splendidly for everyone, despite the fact that it appears to be so healthy.

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