Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Blake Griffin Profiled In Men's Fitness
Even before the Clippers made him the #1 overall draft pick last summer, Blake Griffin's high-intensity, military-inspired workouts were becoming legendary. Prior to suffering a fractured knee cap in last year's final preseason game, the Oklahoma native was poised to enter the league with one of the most physically fit bodies the NBA had ever seen.
And he didn't sculp that body just in the weight room or on the sand dunes. Griffin is part of a small, but ever-growing portion of NBA players who are using yoga as a major part of their conditioning programs.
"I learned a lot the past year, the importance of being patient and finding the positive in every situation, said Griffin in the latest edition of Men's Fitness. "My mindset was to not just sit around, but to also get better and try out some new things."
Not only is yoga a good way to prevent injuries due to increased flexibility, but it can also play a significant part in the rehab from a major injury. That's right, "down dogs" and "warrior twos" can be just as important as resistance band exercises and laps in the pool.
Men's Fitness: The Big Warrior Returns