Originally written on Redskins Blog  |  Last updated 12/15/11

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15: Lorenzo Alexander #79 of the Washington Redskins flattens Lamont Jordan #32 of the Denver Broncos at FedExField on November 15, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Broncos 27-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
AP Image When healthy, Lorenzo Alexander is special teams ace and can play almost any position on defense.  The problem in recent years is that he has been slowed by hamstring injuries in two of the last three seasons. This offseason, however, he found a secret weapon that has kept him healthy this season: Pilates. “It’s probably the best thing I’ve done offseason wise, as far as training,” he said.  ”Every other day, I was doing something that would focus on hamstrings and glutes to get them strong.  This year, I feel like I’m healthy enough to sustain the grind of the season, and I haven’t had any problems with them.” I knocked on wood.  ”God willing,” Alexander responded. Pilates is a fitness program that focuses on controlled movement and breathing in order to strengthen the support tissues around the dominant muscles.  This can improve strength and work to prevent injury, as it has for Alexander. “It allows me to be stronger than usual because it trains your core and ligaments
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