No foolin': Reed Johnson details intense offseason workout
MESA, Ariz. -- Outfielder
It's about four days a week. Mondays we do upper body, Tuesdays we do lower body, Wednesdays we have the day off and Thursdays back to upper body and Friday lower body. During those days off I'll come in and do some cardio, stuff like that, or shoulder cuff exercises that you always see the pitchers doing. Wednesday definitely feels like a day off compared to what you've put yourself through, but you're still sore and then you'll be sore through the whole weekend and then you recover in time for the Tuesday leg workout. It's pretty intense.
Nobody's ever come up to me and asked that question but if somebody pointed a finger at me and was like, "Hey man you look like you got bigger in the offseason are you a steroid guy or are you a PED guy?," you think about the blood, sweat and tears you put in every three hours and you're pretty much try to brush it aside but in the back of your mind you're thinking, "You have no idea how hard I've been working." Fair or unfair, I think all baseball players understand that's what people are going to try and focus on. Whether you've ever touched it or even thought about touching it, you're going to have people pointing the finger at you. Guys that do it the right way and put the work in ... it's kind of too bad for those guys, but we're starting to understand that's the way it's going to be.