Mike Barwis used to be the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Michigan. He has since opened up his own gym and trains numerous professional athletes, some of whom are shown on his new Discovery Channel show, American Muscle. On the show, which airs on Wednesday nights, Barwis trains pro athletes, including the Indians’ Nick Swisher. Swish is the guest star of this week’s episode, airing tomorrow night at 9 PM. I’ve posted some previews of the episode below; the first is football players complaining about Swisher’s salary, the second about his swing, and the third is a look at the human side of Nick Swisher.
You’re probably asking yourself “Why should I waste my time watching a .207 hitter train?” and “Why is Swisher throwing his money at this guy?” My rebuttal is that at least he’s trying to work hard and improve. I am also excited to learn about the training methods Swisher uses. Watching Swisher train may change our opinions of the 70 million dollar man. Swish’s episode of American Muscle airs tomorrow night at 9 PM eastern on Discovery.