Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has announced he is releasing a new book - which he claims will be an "athlete's bible" - revealing how he keeps in top mental and physical health.
According to the Simon & Schuster summary, the book, coming this fall and titled "The TB12 Method," reveals "Brady's methods and approaches to sustained peak performance for people of all ages."
It says: "Filled with lessons learned from Brady's own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, The TB12 Method also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices that dramatically decrease the risk of injury while amplifying and extending performance, as well as quality of life."
In a statement, the New England Patriots QB said the book is a culmination of what he's learned in the past 12 years and claimed his methods means he feels better today than when he was 25 years old.
"I am excited to share this with you, the culmination of what I have been working on for the past 12 years of my career - something that I know can benefit ALL people regardless of age, athletic level, or stage of life," he announced on Instagram. "Whether you're a high school, college, or pro athlete, a coach, a farmer, an executive, a teacher, a doctor, a student, a parent, a graphic designer, ANYONE - I know the methods in this book can be a blueprint to better understanding how to maintain peak mental and physical fitness for the rest of your life."
News of Brady's book comes just two months after his wife, Gisele Bündchen, revealed that her husband had suffered multiple unreported brain injuries and concussions.
"He had a concussion last year," she told Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning. "I mean he has concussions pretty much every - I mean we don't talk about - but he does have concussions. I don't really think it's a healthy thing for your body to go through like, through that kind of aggression like, all the time - that cannot be healthy for you, right?"
Brady later addressed his wife's statement in an interview with ESPN's E:60 and referred to her as "a very concerned wife and very loving."
"She's there every day," the NFL star said. "I mean, we go to bed in the same bed every night, so I think she knows when I'm sore, she knows when I'm tired, she knows when I get hit. We drive home together [from games]. But, she also knows how well I take care of myself."
During the Super Bowl media day in Houston earlier this year, Brady revealed that Gisele gave him a necklace that was supposed to "protect" him. And she also gave him some advice.
"I've been very blessed to find her. Wonderful woman, wonderful partner. She does everything. She gave me this (necklace) for protection, and she'd be really happy that I'm wearing it because she doesn't like anyone hitting me. She always says, 'Throw the ball really fast, really fast.' So that's what I try to do," he stated, according to USA Today Sports.
In a 2009 interview with "60 Minutes," Brady talked about God and how there's got to be more to life than winning Super Bowls.
"Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still feel like there is something greater out there for me? I mean, maybe a lot of people would say, "Hey man, this is what it is." I've reached my goal, my dream," said Brady.
"Me, I think, "God, it's got to be more than this."
He later told New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich that fans sent him a "litany of Bibles" following that interview. "When I think back on that, what a narrow perspective I had," he said. "I'm 27. I don't know [expletive]. Not that I know [expletive] at 37."
Despite being raised in a devout Catholic home, Brady now says he doesn't believe in a specific God or religious practice, but rather a mix of everything. He does, however, keep a number of Bibles and a large glass menorah in his home.
"We're not Jewish," Brady told Leibovich. "But I think we're into everything. ... I don't know what I believe. I think there's a belief system, I'm just not sure what it is."