Ever wonder how LeBron James gets his hops? He tells MensHealth Magazine his workout that helps him improve his game.
Stand under a basket or next to a wall. Grab a medicine ball and hold it over your head. Bend your knees and quickly bring the ball down to your waist. Explode straight up as you lift the ball above your head, trying to touch the ball to a target—the rim, the backboard, the bottom of the net, or a point on the wall. After you land, pause for a second or two and jump again. Perform three to five sets of three to six jumps, resting 2 to 3 minutes between sets.
Another secret for this Miami Heat star is his technique when he does his squats. He stands on a vibrating platform! Strange? …Yes, BUT scientists have found that training this way can boost strength and power!
Having that sense of instability helps LeBron James prepare for the worst on the court. Training can only go so far, if you prepare for slip ups while training you can be better prepared on how to handle them when an incident arises during a game. The vibrating platform will help LeBron mentally and physically prepare for a potential miscalculation with his footing in a game. Getting comfortable to an uncomfortable feeling will give LeBron the one up on his opponent.
Other than the vibrating platform and shooting hoops; for cardio James simply goes bike riding.
Photo courtesy of: LeBron James’s Twitter, FameFlynet.com