Instead of letting fate somewhat dictate his immediate future, Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart has become more proactive about his health this offseason. He now does yoga three times a week, believing those stretching sessions have helped him become looser.
In his quest to improve ankle strength and mobility, Stewart has also tried some of Jordan Senn’s secrets. Before signing a free agent deal with the Bears in March, the linebacker spent hours stretching in the locker room during his four years in Carolina.
When the Portland native went back home during off seasons, he would often stop by ADAPT Training. Stewart, also an Oregon native, was intrigued enough to give ADAPT a try during a recent visit.
Among their innovative methods — treating clients like babies.
“Babies climb on things. Babies learn how to walk. They crawl. They walk sideways. It really forces your body to learn how to function properly. Stuff like that really helped get me back into the rhythm of things working out,” Stewart said.