Recovery is the final part of Gio's elaborate process. To ensure that his arm recovers by the time he is scheduled to pitch again in four or five days, Gonzalez tries to sleep for as long as he possibly can before starting his routine again. "There will be times when you run your body so down on energy that you just need that extra rest, that extra couple hours more of sleep," he says. "I don't want to run my entire battery down to where I can't get up the next day and work out."
Credit: Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
Jimmy Fallon's Rules for Success
Work Your Ass Off, Make It Look Easy
Plus: The Wolf of Weed Street
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Is Monogamy Insane?
Life Advice from Jeff Daniels
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.