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Dr. Christopher Ahmad Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

March 26, 2018

Columbia Orthopedics Chief of Sports Medicine, Vice Chair of Research, and New York Yankees Head Team Physician, Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, was featured in the U.S. News & World Report article “How to Train Like a Major League Baseball Player.” Dr. Ahmad debunked the myth that MLB players’ training regimen is inaccessible for non-professional athletes:

“"The way pro athletes take care of themselves is not a mystery; we shouldn't view it as a 'black box,'" he says. While they operate at a higher level athletically, MLB players generally seek the same fitness goals as weekend warriors and people who just want to get in better shape and improve strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and conditioning, he says. Most, if not all, of the equipment pro ballplayers use to boost their strength and conditioning is available at a typical fitness club. "It's not technology that makes them better athletes – it's that they're more disciplined at the principles that make them better athletically," Ahmad says.”

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