ColonFit: 42-year-old Bartolo Colon is the latest MLB player to reveal offseason training

Looks can be deceiving.


Bartolo Colon will return to the New York Mets for the 2016 season.

Mike Stobe

During the 2015-16 MLB offseason, a lot of players have posted videos showing their workout regimens with a focus on the box jump.

A 55-inch-plus jump from the uncommonly rotund 42-year-old Bartolo Colon (he turns 43 in May) may be asking too much, but the veteran hurler is probably more fit than fans realize. A player can't survive a 162-game regular season without putting in some work. Let's cut to the video:

Call it ColonFit. That "rope wave" workout is a popular CrossFit exercise and demands a lot of strength in a person's shoulders, arms and lower back. We look forward to seeing Colon back on the mound, but especially in the batter's box, come April.

Elsewhere in MLB pitchers prepping for the season, we have Miami Marlins relief pitcher Carter Capps grinding out squats and box jumps wearing a high-altitude training mask while blasting music by Creed:

Baseball players are a strange breed.

[H/T The Score]

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