Dwyane Wade’s 3 Pointers For Fitness
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Basketball has come a long way from the 1890s and now it’s become a worldwide commodity. The life of a professional NBA player is the life that many crave to live, but its hard enough just being picked for the high school basketball team!
With 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against Kentucky in the 2003 NCAA Tournament, Dwyane joined Magic Johnson and Andre Miller as the only players to produce a triple-double during March Madness. And in 2008–09, Dywane became the first NBA player shorter than 6–5 to have 100 blocks in a season.
MVP candidate Dwyane Wade provides exercise tips that will surely get you noticed on the court and off.
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1. Always polish up your skills.
For 30 to 45 minutes each, Wade focuses on multiple basic drill techniques to continuously re-master. These drills can be practiced on a basketball court or on the garage driveway. The techniques include:
- One-Dribble Pull-Up Shots
- Two-Dribble Pull-Up Shots
- Change-of-Direction Dribbling
- Free Throws
- Full-Court Dribbling
- Drives to the Hoop
2. Condition your body.
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Like any athlete, you will be expected to be quick, proactive and full of stamina. One may have the skills, but one will need the proper body to use those skills. Wade’s weight training includes rigorous and personal supersets to improve his hip flexibility, lateral and vertical explosion, and shoulder strength.
- Alternate Single
- Leg Hamstring Curl: 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps each leg
- Power Plate Glute Bridge: 2-3 sets, 30 seconds each
- Depth Box Jump: 3 sets of 1-6 reps
- Slideboard Dynamic Hip/Glute Stretch: 3 sets of 20-30 reps each leg
- Alternate Explosive Leg Press: 3 sets of 15 reps each leg
- Slideboard Jackknife and Abduction: 3 sets of 10 reps
- PPT Band Ankle Circuit: 2 sets of 30-100 each movement, each leg
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3. Fuel your body.
Now that the body is toned, you must now adjust your daily diet. The basic reason of why we eat in the first place is for energy and to survive. Many people dine for leisure and not for nutrition, which can be dangerous to your organs.
Dwyane Wade and Lebron James have tried the Paleo Diet, which is a diet composed of raw, unprocessed foods that are high in protein and omega-rich fats, which enables your body to burn your own fat.
I wouldn’t recommend sticking with that diet for a lifetime, but only for when you want to lose weight efficiently. Fruits, vegetables, grains and protein all play a significant part in your body.