It's important for athletes like Derek Jeter to stretch their hamstrings as much as possible. Hamstring exercises are some of the most common sports injuries, specifically for baseball players. This is a great hamstring stretch to do.
Derek Jeter puts in his time in the gym to not only create an award winning physique that attracts the hottest chicks, but one that makes him an athletic powerhouse capable of being the best shortstop ever. According to Men’s Health, here is his workout:
Jeter was chosen to be on the cover of Men’s Health due to his clear devotion to health and fitness. His longevity on the field is legendary and having a healthy lifestyle helps Jeter achieve this.
Jeter likes to warmup by getting his heart rate up. He performs 30 seconds each of jumping jacks, arm circles, pushups, lunges, and body-weight squats. Warming up is critical and many people overlook it. Don’t! Warming up helps increase bloodflow and prepares your muscles for the trauma you will be presenting them during heavy lifting weight workouts. Warming up prevents injuries and allows your joints and tendons to flow in a more fluid, smooth motion.
Jeter likes to workout in superset fashion to keep his heart rate elevated. He likes to get in and out of the gym with all the time demanded of him for his job. He does a push exercise with a pulling exercise, making sure he hits all the muscles in his body. Preventing muscle imbalances prevents injuries. For example, make sure that your back muscles are as strong as your chest muscles to prevent shoulder injuries and that your hamstrings are as strong as your quads to prevent tears and pulls while sprinting.
Jeter performs the following workout by performing the two moves in each superset back-to-back without taking a breather. He then rests for one minute and then moves on to the next superset. Jeter completes a total of three sets. Supersets provide plenty of benefits for the average gym-goer. They save time and make your workouts shorter and more efficient. They also overload your muscles. Since you are doing back to back exercises, you can overload your muscles without necessarily using heavy weights. Most importantly, they really boost your conditioning levels. If you constantly superset everything, you will probably be more exhausted during your workout. You won’t need to rely as much on doing pure cardiovascular exercises like using the treadmill or elliptical.
1) Barbell Squat 8 to 12 reps
2) Dumbbell Deadlift 8 to 12 reps
1) Barbell Lunge 8 to 12 reps on each leg
2) Single-Arm Neutral-Grip Dumbbell Row and Rotation 8 to 12 reps on each side