Kobe Bryant is an American All-Star shooting guard who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bryant led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000 to 2002. Bryant has become the cornerstone of the Lakers franchise. He led the NBA in scoring during the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons. In 2006, Bryant scored a career high 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. Bryant won his fourth NBA championship in 2009, leading the Lakers to their fifteenth title. He is considered by many the best basketball player in the world. Here is how he does it.
Kobe Bryant’s Routine
A training exercise that is done by Kobe is called the 666 workout. 6 hours a day, 6 days a week, 6 months a year.
2 hours of running
2 hours of basketball
1 hour of Cardio (boxing, jump rope, etc)
1 hour of Weights which are listed below:
Day 1 & Day 4
Day 2 & Day 5
Lateral dumbbell raises
Day 3 & Day 6
Back squats/Front squats
Also an important thing to know is that Kobe focused on plyometric more than anything, which for those who don’t know is a method to develop explosive power. personally have tried to follow this brutal training regiment but I have failed to succeed in passing the fifth day of the workout without swaying away from the workout plan. This workout is hard to do for just five days let alone to do it for six days a week and six months a year, writes Helium.com
Think you are up for the challenge?
Kobe Bryant does these exercises to increase the size of his jump, a crucial part in a NBA players workout as stated by ezinarticles.com
It is essential for NBA stars to stay on a very strict jump workout that they do every day. The workout is very simple and can be done by basketball player of any skill level, whether you are a high school player who needs a few more inches to dunk or a college star that wants to win a dunk contest. Here are the key elements of the NBA jump training.
1. Jump Squats! Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands behind your head. Bend your knees and crouch so that your legs are parallel with the floor. Now jump as high as you can, keeping your back straight and your hands behind your head. Instantly when your feet touch the ground, repeat the whole process. Do about 20 jumps, 3 times or until you cannot do anymore.
2. Stairs! This is easy and effective. Start by simply running up the stairs and walk back down. Then run up the stairs skipping a stair with each step. Then Hop with both feet up the stairs. Ten Hop on 1 foot up the stairs. All of these exercises work your calves tremendously, which is a huge part in jump height. Do these workouts every day.
3. Sprints! Sprints are much more effective in improving jump height than long distance running. Sprints force your muscle to become much more explosive. Do at least 5 sprints, 100 yards long, every day. You will see your quickness begin to skyrocket and you will start jumping higher in no time.
One of the trainers that Kobe Bryant works out with is Tim Grover. Tim works with many athletes. He is so highly regarded that he worked very closely with Michael Jordan. Tim Grover specializes on how to jump higher and be more explosive. Get his book right now!
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