The physical trainer of “Checo” Pérez is a former player for América and Pumas

José Canales has known “Checo” Pérez since 2017.

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Jose Eduardo Canales He left the courts for the tracks, and went from being a player of the America and Cougars to become the physical trainer of Sergio “Checo” Pérez in the Red Bull Formula 1 team.

The history of this athlete is quite complex, since it began in the lower ranks of América and Los Pumas. Nevertheless, the furthest he managed to go was to the Ascenso MX league with the Lobos Buap.

Given the almost zero opportunities to play the Liga MX, Canales He decided to hang up his boots and start developing as a fitness trainer.

In that field he did better, and managed to train figures like Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and Diego Reyes. Over time he became much more prepared and his professionalism led him to the world of motorsport.

In 2017 he met “Checo”, and as time went by he became his physical trainer, a fact that represented a radical change, since it is not the same to train a footballer than a Formula 1 driver.

In an interview for ESPN, Canales assured that it is a much more complex specialty, since must train a man who can withstand a load equivalent to 6.5 times the gravity of the earth in your head.

He also detailed that the physical wear of a pilot is impressive, and his demand is equal to that of any athlete. “they just think he’s not tired and say ‘How can he get tired if he’s sitting down?’ but the physical wear is very high ”.

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