So, if I can get back pain from picking up a stick in my yard, why isn’t Tom in a wheelchair by now? The answer is that (among other things):
Tom Brady loves bodywork and stretching more than anyone I’ve ever heard of.
He even wrote a book about it:
The TB12 Method: How To Do What You Love Better and Longer
In his book, Tom explains that muscle pliability is the most important factor to his longevity and his success. He says that the key to absorbing hits year after year in the NFL is soft muscle tissue.
And I know that this soft muscle philosophy is very transferable avoidance of chronic pain. Yes, we should all be working on lowering our mental stress,...