Pete Alonso spills all over the keys to his success as a ball player.
There are two things and only two things that make Pete Alonso such a great player.
During the New York Mets‘ Sunday Night Baseball game vs. their National League East rival Atlanta Braves, Alonso revealed to the world on a hot mic the keys to his success. There were only two, but we now know what they are: “Chocolate milk and squats. That’s the secret.” We had no earthly idea, but this changes absolutely everything. We can all be as good as Alonso is one day.
How much chocolate milk will you consume? How many squats will you do?
Anybody can purchase and drink chocolate milk, as it’s readily available at any grocery or convenience store in the world. It’s the protein necessary to win National League Rookie of the Year and be potentially a perennial All-Star for the next decade to come. It tastes delicious, but if you are lactose-intolerant, you may never be as good at anything as Alonso is at baseball.
As for squats, if you can stand up and don’t hate your knees and can afford a gym membership, then you’ve got this. Running is another way to get your butt in shape, but you’re not going to get that raw power needed from the lower half of your body as you would by doing squats. Simply put, if you skip leg day, you will never amount to anything as good as Alonso is at baseball.
It’s about sacrifice and determination. When your friends are having a cold one, a soft drink or a seltzer or even a tall glass of water, nope, you are pounding chocolate milk to give you the protein you need to be the Pete Alonso in your field of choice. While others are doing curls and power cleans at the gym, it’s always going to be leg day for you, whether or not you want to do squats.
Alonso gave us his secrets and it is up to us to follow his simple instructions to achieve success.