Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez had a post-holiday workout war

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his solo hoomerun with Joc Pederson #31 to take a 1-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Friends and Dodgers teammates Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez. (Getty Images)

For many people, the holidays means a little time for rest and relaxation. Sleep late, eat good food, lounge and binge some Netflix. Right? It’s not necessarily a time for working out or keeping in shape.

But there is no rest for Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson. It may be the holidays, and he may be on vacation in gorgeous Hawaii, but he’s not letting those things get in the way of his workout regimen.

Yooo @adrian_eltitan what you do today?

A video posted by Joc Pederson (@yungjoc650) on Dec 26, 2016 at 9:49am PST

There are a few really marvelous things about this. First, in lieu of a medicine ball, he’s carrying a large rock through the waist-deep water. That’s some quality improvisation right there. And second, he calls out his Dodgers teammate Adrian Gonzalez in the caption of that Instagram video!

Of course, Gonzalez had to respond. (A comment like that just cannot stand on its own.) Here’s his first response.

But Gonzalez wasn’t done. Pederson isn’t the only Dodger who can work out during the holidays, you know.

#NoDaysOff @yungjoc650

A video posted by Adrián González (@adrian_eltitan) on Dec 26, 2016 at 6:23pm PST

There are #NoDaysOff for Gonzalez either, as he attacks the stair climber! Can’t let the young whippersnapper think that other Dodgers aren’t working hard during the break, right?

It appears that brief workout war between Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez is over (for now). Though Pederson did post this Instagram video a few hours after Gonzalez’s stair climbing post went live.

think I might stick to baseball…????

A video posted by Joc Pederson (@yungjoc650) on Dec 26, 2016 at 8:38pm PST

Yeah, it doesn’t look like Pederson’s going to be joining the PGA Tour anytime soon. Stick to baseball and working out, buddy.

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