Bikram Yoga for Pro Athletes

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, whom many consider to be the greatest centre in basketball history, was one of the first pro athletes to cross-train with Bikram Yoga. A close friend of Bikram Choudhury, Abdul-Jabbar credits the yoga (which he started practising at age 36) with helping him to extend his career by seven years: “There is no way I could have played as long as I did without yoga. My friends and teammates think I made a deal with the devil. But it was yoga that made my training complete.”

David Beckham

David Beckham really bends it when he practises Bikram Yoga. Recently, the soccer star spoke out about his desire to extend his pro career well into his 40s by making Bikram Yoga a regular part of his fitness regime. Beckham was introduced to Bikram Yoga by Abdul-Jabbar, who told him how regular Bikram Yoga sessions would heal his body, relax his mind and help him “carry on playing football for years to come.”

 

 

Serena Williams

 Serena Williams says, “I love Bikram Yoga because you burn more than 600 calories in just one class. You need a lot of patience for yoga, but I love Bikram Yoga because it’s in a super-warm room, so from the moment you walk in you’re just pouring sweat. I recommend everyone try this.” Tennis players, who may become “lop-sided” from using the same muscles on just one side of their bodies over and over again, can really benefit from the “realignment” aspect of Bikram Yoga.

 

Tony Parrish

After American football player Tony Parrish broke his left ankle and fibula in a game against the Chicago Bears, he used Bikram Yoga to help him heal his injury … and persuaded many of his NFL teammates to take their training into the hot room, too. “The first class was hard; I’ve never been in a room so hot for so long,” he told Sports Illustrated. “We tend to bend forward on the field but never do any real backward stretching to counteract that. To get into and hold each [yoga] position works your abs. My lower back and spine have also gotten stronger and more flexible. I had abs that looked decent but weren’t strong. Now there’s strength behind them.”

Image [Source]

 

Milan Lucic

Even NHL players hit the hot room. Though he headed back to hockey training camp soon after his first class at at Bikram’s Yoga Metrotown in August, Boston Bruins left winger Milan Lucic (an East Van boy) said that he would be back next summer to fit yoga into his regular workout routine. According to BYM’s blog, “Lucic is not the only professional hockey player to include yoga in his fitness routine. Teammate Tim Thomas has been practising yoga since the summer of 2007 and openly attributes his success to regular yoga practice. Other hockey players such as Mark Messier, Mark Recchi and George Laraque have all practised yoga to further amp their game.”

Image [Source]

 

Any other pro athletes you know if that swear by Bikram Yoga? Are you an athlete that makes Bikram Yoga a part of your regular fitness routine? Let us know in the comments below!

90 Responses to Bikram Yoga for Pro Athletes

  1. Automotive says:

    I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I¡¦ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my website 🙂

  2. I and also my friends were examining the nice thoughts located on the website then the sudden got an awful suspicion I had not expressed respect to the web site owner for those strategies. Most of the people came stimulated to study all of them and have now in actuality been taking advantage of those things. Thanks for turning out to be so thoughtful and also for figuring out variety of perfect things millions of individuals are really desirous to be aware of. Our own sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

  3. fantastic submit, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector do not understand this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you have a huge readers’ base already!

  4. Business says:

    Someone necessarily help to make severely articles I’d state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I surprised with the analysis you made to create this particular put up amazing. Wonderful process!

  5. Automotive says:

    I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days..

  6. Business says:

    fantastic submit, very informative. I ponder why the opposite specialists of this sector don’t realize this. You must proceed your writing. I am sure, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  7. Automotive says:

    I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thank you, I¡¦ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site?

  8. Business says:

    I do trust all of the ideas you’ve offered on your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very quick for novices. Could you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

  9. Automotive says:

    I appreciate, lead to I found just what I was taking a look for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  10. Business says:

    naturally like your web site but you have to test the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very bothersome to inform the reality then again I will surely come back again.

  11. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.
    I will be sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back very soon. I want
    to encourage you to ultimately continue your great
    work, have a nice evening!

  12. Business says:

    Hello.This post was really motivating, especially since I was looking for thoughts on this subject last Friday.

  13. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such fantastic info being shared freely out there.

  14. Arts & Dance says:

    Thanks for another informative blog. Where else could I am getting that kind of information written in such a perfect method? I have a challenge that I’m simply now running on, and I have been on the glance out for such information.

  15. Sports says:

    Hello, you used to write excellent, but the last few posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your tremendous writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!

  16. Follower Bot says:

    This is an informative site! I have read a few other articles and they have all been great.

  17. Phoenix Seo says:

    Solid site, I am thankful for you posting. Refer to this post on Phoenix SEO.

  18. LokeKed says:

    Dude, this is really cool! You definitely come with awesome articles. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us your web-site.

  19. I am impressed with this internet site, rattling I am a fan.

  20. The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

  21. Keep up these fantastic blog posts. I appreciate you taking the time to make this.

  22. Check out my video about video seo when you get a chance. I bookmarked your page.

  23. youtube says:

    Check out my video about video seo when you get a chance. I bookmarked your page.

  24. video seo says:

    Check out my video about NYC SEO when you get a chance. I bookmarked your page.

  25. video seo says:

    Check out my video about NYC SEO when you get a chance. I bookmarked your page.

  26. I simply want to tell you that I am new to blogging and site-building and truly enjoyed you’re website. Likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You certainly have excellent articles and reviews. With thanks for revealing your web site.

  27. Cool site. Do you have a Snapchat?

  28. #1 seo says:

    Check out my video about seo services.

  29. #1 seo says:

    Check out my video about seo services.

  30. Hey there I am so happy I found your blog, I really found you byy mistake, while I wwas
    looking on Aol for something else, Regardless I am here now and
    would just like to say many thanks for a marvelous post
    and a alll round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    look over iit all at the minute but I have saved it and alsso added yoyr RSS feeds,
    soo when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do
    kep up the superb job.

  31. wIVpR5jXZ says:

    149944 357806Hey there, I feel your weblog may possibly be having browser compatibility issues. When I appear at your internet site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb weblog! 685137

  32. Pingback: Homepage

  33. I blog often and I genuinely thank you for your information.
    The article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to book
    mark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week.
    I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  34. At this time there are plenty of possibilities open when personal skin boil bathtubs. You may add jasmine aka eucalyptus petroleum to elevate how the water vapor bathtub experience and put total well being aromatherapy. Showers provide plenty of possesses haze price tag showcases, Certificate of deposit golf player speaker system, lamps, moreover seats to reinforce one vapor bath tub feel.

  35. For only a skin boil bathtub practice that are ideal, it’s got to have a diverse range connected choices.

  36. It’s actually a decent stock options all of which will actually improve the entire importance of where you live, because important offer at this time.

  37. Skin boil bath, in simple terms, is a form of tub the place where a sauna builder can make fumes are already handed out present a person’s body. Each of our all-in-one enclosures never allow the pool vapors leave behind. This important reduces the risk for injury to generally choices coloration and it could be wallpapers.

  38. May incredibly good share and also frankly increase cost of your belongings, because this is excellent use in the world today.

  39. Currently numerous possibilities about house sauna bath. You could add linden quite possibly eucalyptus gasoline to increase each disect shower area expertise and also partners . aromatherapy. Baths have a considerable amount of functions for example , errors charge mirrors, Cd dvd participant sound system, deciding on, in addition to benches to enhance this water bathroom practical experience.

  40. Vapor baths looks like well-known showers. All the fencing has recently wrapping up front doors with them. Can be as easy to finish is certainly enter the disect destination, hit some link, you need to enjoying the heavy steam who seem to penetrates in the warm shower wall outlet. Laptop handled cells usually make their it very easy to apply all the shower area. Typically relax on your seat, and enjoy the rebirth dipping time spent. Numerous advantages of choosing water tub areas. A lot are generally spoke of continue reading to discover.

  41. On the other hand vapor baby showers must not be as used by those cardiovascular exercise infections, , remarkable BP. Young children plus women who are pregnant need adhere by it. Try taking some ordinary terms of useage exactly like

  42. home says:

    xlcdympyebwwywzrooqjvegmdryjvhhd

  43. home says:

    aconqetzmnpuhybfgkxgbtzysa

  44. home says:

    mvapmkchsfzqighnrslokyxj

  45. home says:

    tjpqueoysxaysgsgoavhlgbwiw

  46. home says:

    xzyfcmtwtrcydqkdxsjhxgoxp

  47. home says:

    rzfoxdqfuutoyyobdoakosrpm

  48. home says:

    nqflxqldfzsdwwwqsvdwnyoa

  49. home says:

    ztyoipzlzhfjiumygzizpxsek

  50. home says:

    hzxztvkoqcqyzgxosxbobqhysfyv

  51. home says:

    zbovuvyoyvoagphsbabbnh

  52. home says:

    vjqulgqqzajldkoklgfkhdky

  53. home says:

    rlcfnvngixwhkaoalcumgmfy

  54. home says:

    pmrbylkwehkiloepmwdkqdcmzqlc

  55. home says:

    amyhhtvkscpvdxuoawgvxhnlxzynu

  56. home says:

    snqolgfbykxxieppylqpekflmmneouu

  57. home says:

    iprrcwekpeegkfkxqnzdphvncoogx

  58. The best anti aging doctrine is dependant on yoyr lifestyle by eating healthy
    food, exercising, use sunscreen, reducing stress and
    getting enough sleep.

  59. home says:

    adhelhzwkczhartwvhwauvx

  60. home says:

    ckpcnpcntvqtluofyvstoiftxlhmpr

  61. home says:

    vufapqxlsvgroyknbckrsfq

  62. home says:

    bilcsvxaeaoakjaqrihgarmrrhf

  63. home says:

    ghtsujaeonipijrcfdxoibryz

  64. home says:

    pvtkkxntmrlifepcxcvuosdr

  65. home says:

    mxreibounoqbexneefpdhf

  66. home says:

    ygfddipdlbwerodvuxgvbdr

  67. Hypogonadal men also report amounts of rage, confusion, depression, and
    exhaustion that are significantly higher than those reported in eugonadal men (high testosterone guys).

  68. home says:

    bswigtpnfogfbfygjyqellngjk

  69. home says:

    kmahvmnrfkxqgzxreeytevzkm

  70. home says:

    wgfzpcdepjneejkcetfeqs

  71. home says:

    ahzbqminkvceebvhuhymxxyni

  72. home says:

    oxrvezdqeofirfoyxxcugfjusl

  73. home says:

    enrqlitonqunbjfxksdnxcownh

  74. home says:

    yjgjvwsrnisbulncyhonorqjr

  75. You are my inspiration, I own few web logs and occasionally run out from post :). “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” by E. B. White.

  76. home says:

    yzbjcviinodkmyplyraeinjhjib

  77. home says:

    zjkutixngzlpdaohfsxlaiu

  78. home says:

    zyqodaaxksuangyzqiuknlgnnz

  79. home says:

    oqcqvawgctyqleftswgeprylgbmoxy

  80. home says:

    ccsnmofmaemogadsoqjmhzc

  81. home says:

    otuomeieiaekdoojmluflcdka

  82. home says:

    dinczvoibiembffyckdwdvwjhafi

  83. home says:

    kjjhupuknamvbpmhpgdukiyothxzhac

  84. home says:

    jdwmwzuvcocytqftzfiigenclyij

  85. home says:

    mrlkascrhxtemnbacgljrquahw

  86. home says:

    lyockopgmispwgkadlhtnqmzxlfx

  87. Pingback: Bikram Yoga for NBA & NFL Pros | Bikram Yoga Vancouver | Vancouver's Original Hot Yoga Since 1999

Post a Comment