Earlier in the week, noted trainer Billy Blanks got a chance to work out with the Denver Nuggets for an episode of his “Celebrity Sweat” training show.
The Nuggets will be the first NBA team to be featured on the show and Mr. Blanks was impressed on how the Nuggets trained for the upcoming NBA season:
“Most people think that all a basketball player does is shoot and dribble a basketball and run up and down the court,” Blanks said. “Steve (Hess), he’s an amazing coach. He gets these guys going through strength training, flexibility training, cardio training and aerobic training. He’s making them the total athlete.”
After a 20-minute workout with Nuggets center JaVale McGee, Blanks persevered through subsequent training sessions with forward Wilson Chandler, guard Evan Fournier and forward Kenneth Faried.
“Pretty impressive,” McGee said of his 58-year-old training partner. “What we do is a lot harder than people think.”
The episode will be available to download on ITunes for $11.99 on November the 4th and some of the proceeds from those sales will be going to the NBA Cares initiative.
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