L.A. Now
Feds raid alleged Chinese 'birth tourism' operations in California

Topics

Fitness
Angels' Mike Trout stays one of baseball's best the old way: lots of work
Angels' Mike Trout stays one of baseball's best the old way: lots of work

In the old days, baseball players were famous for partying in the off-season, arriving at spring training 30 pounds overweight and playing themselves into shape. Not today. Superstars like Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, a three-time All-Star named the American League's most valuable player in only his third year in the big leagues, seriously train in the winter. Here, the 6-foot-2, 238-pound phenom from Millville, N.J., explains how he stays rock-solid all year round. Why train at all? You're 23, a natural talent. Mickey Mantle, who old-timers compare you to, never lifted a weight. Today you need every advantage you can get, and fitness is key to performance...

Loading