What's Your "Y"
Interview with Jarrod Cande, Pitcher, Colorado Rockies OrganizationMy name is Jarrod Cande and I am a pitcher in the Colorado Rockies Organization. I attended Florida Southern college, which is a division 2 college located in Lakeland Florida.
Give us a brief background of how your fitness journey has evolved?
My fitness and sports journey has evolved ever since high school. As I got older I realized how important it is to stay in the gym in order to be strong and healthy all at the same time.
Working out has become a part of me.
I am the way I am today by pushing through adversity that my family and I have experienced over the past several years!
What (or who) has been your main source of motivation over the years?
The person that has been the main source of my motivation has been my mother Glenda. She proves time and time again that no matter how tough times may get, you will do what you have to achieve what you want in life.
Where do you find more motivation: doubters or supporters?
I find more motivation from the doubters. For years there have been plenty of people that have told me that I wouldn’t make it playing baseball or “You’re not good enough.” And I intend on keep proving them wrong.
What is the biggest mental challenge you've had to face in your sport and how have you conquered that?
The biggest mental challenge that I had to go through was making the change from high school baseball to college. In order to conquer this challenge was to start creating smaller habits that will keep me on track with homework, quizzes and exams.
Eventually, it led to being on top of everything to the point where I was ahead.
What do you do to make sure you're physically and mentally prepared for competition? What’s your “secret”?
In order for me to be ready to compete I start of with going through my pre-throwing routine which consists of going through lower and upper body activation while mixing in mobility exercises to be loose and ready to throw.
The secret is visualization.
Throughout the week I go through some pitching scenarios of me throwing against hitters on the pitcher's mound without a ball in hand.
Describe your recovery strategies.
Recovery strategies that I have is pretty simple but effective for me. Once I am done throwing in a game I go to the weight room and go through post throwing which includes bands, 5 pound weights and plyometric balls. The very next day throwing is very light and there is focus on ice, heat and dynamic cupping.
This off-season I have incorporated YOLKED into my recovery program. No matter how difficult the workout may be, when I’m done with the workout and take YOLKED, I wake up the next day with very little soreness.
What's Your "Y"?
My “Y” is to continue to prove to people that no matter what your situation is in this world, with trusting the process you can succeed and becoming the best while doing it.
Where do you see yourself as an athlete in 5 years?
In 5 year I see myself pitching in the major leagues and being dominant against everyone that I face.
Favorite motivational quote, song, mentor, etc.
Survival of the fittest by Mobb Deep
I have been using YOLKED for a little over a month now and the first time I took the product I was sold. I take YOLKED to gain muscle and to have the ability to bounce back fast in between workouts. I am team YOLKED because I have heard amazing things about this product and seeing the difference in athletes that take YOLKED compared to the others that do not.