Michigan Freshman, QB Derrek Green used Bikram Yoga to become #1 recruit

For all of Derrick Green’s dreams about being an elite running back, the only trait he had developed by the summer of 2010 was quick feet.

So everything had to change.

Entering his sophomore year of high school, Green and his stepfather looked at a number of elite tailbacks and overhauled his life. Better diet. Better training. Better work ethic.

And there was a challenge from his mother.

“My mom gave me a choice of either Bikram yoga or ballet, so I chose yoga,” Green said of the “hot yoga” that forces the body to adapt....