Hey if Back problems and workout programs rock your boat, more power to you and outside of avg, fewer ABs means less numbers:
Trying to avoid the back and quad problems that limited him to 48 games last season, Trot Nixon worked out 3-5 hours per day four times a week last month, conditioning his upper body with a kickboxing instructor and his lower body with a friend who operates a hip facility.
''The leg responded,'' Nixon said. ''When I do strength exercises, the whole offseason, no problem at all. Same with my back.'' Nixon added that he lost 14 pounds during his workouts. Getting frequent days off against left-handers should allow him to stay healthy enough to play in 130 games this year.