How Yoga Keeps Jermaine Jones on Top of His Game

The midfielder for the U.S. Men's National Team credits his yoga practice with giving him better flexibility and strength.

"When people told me I had to try yoga, I was like, 'Nah, man, that's easy.' But when you start it, you get a feeling like, 'This movement or that movement is really hard and I don't like it.'  If you go through with it, and keep going, you'll see how much you can stretch a muscle. It's unbelievable," Jones says.

Jones says that he used to get get especially tight after games and practices, and he credits yoga with helping him open up his lower body. He has a much better balance of strength and flexibility than he did years ago, and he believes that regular practice of routines like the one below have added years to his career.

Jermaine Jones's 5-Move Yoga Routine for Recovery

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