The Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark has a fun new story about Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who wants to become ambidextrous so badly that he is doing as many tasks as possible with his non-dominant left hand.
It’s not hard to imagine how being ambidextrous would benefit an NFL wide receiver, but the fun in Clark’s story comes from the lengths Beckham is willing to go to in order to achieve his goal:
To do this, he started doing as many things as he possibly could left handed. Every day. “Anything I can do with my right hand, I’ve gotta do with my left,” he said. There’s the teeth-brushing—three times a day. There’s the swinging of a baseball bat (He hasn’t been to a batting cage in years, but he practices swinging a bat around his place). He doesn’t play full-scale basketball games anymore, but he has a hoop at his house. He invites friends over to shoot around, all in the name of his lefty experiment. He takes every shot left handed. “My left-handed shot now looks better than my right,” he said (He did admit his left-handed shot is less accurate but that’s besides the point.)
That seems like a lot of work, but being ambidextrous has worked wonders for LeBron James, so I guess you can’t blame Beckham for trying.