Athletes respond to study that says hands on your knees, not head, is ideal for cool down after workout


Athletes have been told by coaches and trainers their whole lives that after running sprints, or doing any sort of workout, they should put their hands on their heads in order to help them catch their breath. Many athletes like to bend down with their hands on their knees to cool down after a hard workout to get more air. 

Any athlete or coach will tell you it’s a long battle of debates over who is right, and we now finally have an answer. 

A screenshot from a 2019 study is going around the internet saying that the athletes have been correct all along and to get the most air after drills, you should actually lean down. 

Players from every sport are chiming in to celebrate being correct and telling their coaches “I told you so.”

Randomly, MC Hammer seems to have broken this news, and has received countless responses of people saying they feel lied to.

Houston Texans star JJ Watt reacted to the information, also confused as to why MC Hammer is the one informing us all, but excited that his workout techniques are finally being recognized as fact.

He said, “I have no clue where this study is from… I have no clue why we’re getting this information from MC Hammer… But mannnn, if this isn’t a win for every athlete in history… We all knew that hands on head thing was bogus!!!”

Watt was very passionate about the news and had a lot to say about it.

Here are some other reactions from people in the sports world: 

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said, “Wait a second… so every football coach was just trying to make conditioning harder for us to breathe!?!?”

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett knew it all along.

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw feels lied to.

NBA free agent Isaiah Thomas gave a shoutout to former coaches.

NFL free agent Orleans Darkwa agreed with many, saying his “whole life is a lie.”

These coaches are giving us all trust issues.

Now I’m no scientist, so I have no clue if Hammer’s tweet is fact or fiction, but players seem to be taking it as fact, because of course they want to be right. 

I noticed in many of the responses people were agreeing and explaining why the athletes have been correct all along, but again I’m no scientist and I’m definitely not an expert on exercise, so I can neither confirm nor deny. Anyone with actual scientific evidence is encouraged to reply.





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