NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – NBA coaches are very delighted to see players such as LeBron James and Russell Westbrook work out with their gym trainers during off-season.
The new season will start in a few weeks, and the superstars are preparing their mind and body for it. Alvin Gentry, the coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, stated that they would like to make sure that they could incorporate their program to the players’ training system with their personal trainers. He also added that the ballers would usually end their gym programs by April or May, but they opted to push it for the entire off-season.
Due to the trend, coaches do not need to be skeptical if their players are following their regimens; they have the gym trainers to thank. The trainers have become instant celebrities because of the workout programs they provide to NBA superstars. Names such as Idan Ravin, Chris Johnson, Tim Grover, and Rob McClanaghan are just a few of those responsible for maintaining the players’ fit physique.
Peak Performance Project, also known as P3, is the workout haven for most NBA cagers. The California facility boasts of its state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date techniques.
During the Coaches’ Meeting last week, Coach Nate McMillan of the Indiana Pacers shared that he would immediately give his players a conditioning test in day one. This way, it would be easy for him to recognize those who patiently worked out from those who slacked.
Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer stated that he had so much respect for P3 for doing a “fantastic job” to their players. While it is ideal for them to see their players work out, the coach has high regards to those players who have the discipline to do it on their own.
Off-season ends next week as the NBA 2017-18 season officially starts on October 1st. The first game will be at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, with the Miami Heat competing against the Atlanta Hawks.