Junior Seau Balances Out

By liba on September 30th, 2013 / News / Leave a Comment »

Junior Seau Balances Out

His first major injury behind him, a perennial All-Pro muscles up for a comeback

By Lisa Altobelli

Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau’s season ended abruptly when he tore his right pectoral muscle in a Nov. 1 game against the Jets. Now, after having surgery, the 12-time Pro Bowler is planning to return for a 16th NFL season — though not before crossing paths with the Beast. That’s Seau’s nickname for Liba Placek, a 49-year-old, 138-pound mother of four who is the director of athletics at the Egoscue training clinic in Del Mar, Calif., near Seau’s hometown of San Diego.

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Major Leage Baseball Video

By liba on September 30th, 2013 / News, Uncategorized / Leave a Comment »

Major League Baseball: “This Week In Baseball” does a story on Trevor Hoffman and other Major League Baseball players.


The San Diego Union Tribune: “Aligning the Stars”

By liba on March 6th, 2006 / News / Leave a Comment »

Aligning the stars seeking balance

Padres’ Hoffman, goes unconventional

By Tom Krasovic
March 6, 2006

Trevor Hoffman, the master of the change-up, threw his body a change-up after his baseball season ended last fall. The longtime Padres closer switched to a new and thus inherently spooky workout program that he said has restored balance and alignment to his universe. Devoting nearly four months to postural improvement via deep-breathing exercises and hyperattentive technique, Hoffman worked imbalances out of his torso and legs caused by more than a decade of pitching. Hoffman could’ve chosen to stick to his trusty conditioning routine, but after consulting with Liba Placek, an athletic trainer in Del Mar, and several of the professional athletes she has trained, Hoffman set aside a workout program that he considered critical to his longevity and decorated career.