Becks keeps muscly physique under wraps! The secret to his success CLINGFILM!
Clingfilm used after minor injuries to hold ice packs, heat rub or cold gel in placeMidfielder substituted before LA Galaxy claim victory over San Jose Earthquakes
11:27 GMT, 9 November 2012
He is known for his occasional forays into avant-garde fashion, but even for David Beckham sporting a roll of clingfilm seems an unusual choice.
The 37-year-old former England captain was pictured after being substituted during LA Galaxy's clash with San Jose Earthquakes with a clingfilm-like material around his abdomen.
Like a sandwich: David Beckham has his abdomen wrapped in film as he comes off the pitch after he is substituted out of the game against the San Jose Earthquakes
Treatment: It is thought the clingfilm could be used to hold an ice pack, cold gel or heat rub in place
Sam Wilde, director of physiotherapy at
Pure Sports Medicine, said: 'It is often used on rugby and football
players when they come off the pitch after they’ve had a knock.
'It is very much like clingfilm and is used to keep an icepack in place – it's reasonably comfortable to wear.'
'It can also be used to keep heat
rubs and cold gels in place – it works well because it keeps the
temperature consistent,’ said Larry Koyama, physiotherapist at Exercise
wrapped up after he was withdrawn during the game which Galaxy 3-1.
He was also substituted with ten
minutes left in a game on Sunday, which ended in a shock 1-0 home defeat to San Jose.
It has been rumoured the 37-year-old star is not expected to renew his one-year rolling contract with the club, which comes to an end on December 31.
He is reportedly set to quit the team and may move to New York so his wife can pursue her fashion career.
But sources close to the former Manchester United midfielder – who moved to the US from Real
Madrid in 2007 – said he has no plans to
retire from football.
All white on the night: Beckham went close with two free-kicks inside the opening 10 minutes
Boot-iful: Beckham sports a pair of pink boots in the game against San Jose Earthquakes
it is understood he and his wife Victoria, 38, are considering a move
to New York with sons Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, ten, Cruz, seven and
16-month-old daughter Harper.
This week Beckham was asked if he had another season in him, two years shy of turning 40.
knows’ he said. ‘I’m going to enjoy being in the play-offs… and then
we’ll see how this body feels. Even when I stop playing, I’ll have a
hunger to do something better and be the best.’
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