NHL legend Jaromir Jagr has revealed his rise to prominence on the ice started on the age of seven because of a quite regimented exercise program.
Jagr, who remains to be enjoying skilled hockey at 51 in his native Czech Republic, informed Barstool’s Spittin’ Chiclets podcast he was squatting 1,000 occasions a day on the tender age.
The present player-owner of Rytiri Kladno was requested if he had all the time beloved hockey from the onset. His reply was really surprising.
‘I wasn’t good straight away,’ Jagr stated. ‘I begin being good after I begin doing the squats, you recognize, after I begin doing the push-ups and all the additional stuff.
‘I used to be seven years outdated after I began. [I was] doing 1,000 squats and after I do it (sic) I turn into in six months, the very best in my class.
Jaromir Jagr has revealed his rise to prominence on the ice started on the tender age of seven
Jagr (R) alongside Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux. The pair gained the ’91 & ’92 Stanley Cups
He gained two titles in Pittsburgh, along with the 1999 Hart Memorial Trophy, aka league MVP
Jagr final performed within the NHL for the Flames between 2017-18 earlier than returning to play in Czechia
‘And [the] subsequent sixth months, I used to be enjoying with a 12 months older. I used to be the very best there and I begin to prefer it.
‘No one informed me. Abruptly, I used to be higher than everyone else. So, I stored doing that. I did extra.
‘Once I had a break at school I did 2,000.’ Jagr did verify that 44 years on, he’s not nonetheless squatting with the identical frequency.
‘No! I’d die if I did it proper now,’ he stated laughing.
Jagr is likely one of the most celebrated gamers within the historical past of the NHL. The Czechoslovakian has scored the second-most factors within the historical past of the league, behind Wayne Gretzky.
His NHL profession started with the Pittsburgh Penguins after being drafted fifth general within the 1990 Entry Draft.
Jagr is an 13-time All-Star, was the 1999 Hart Memorial Trophy winner and a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins. He additionally performed for the Capitals, Rangers, Flyers, Stars, Bruins, Devils, Panthers and Flames.
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