Tony Parker's offseason workout plan could change the course of his career
Tony Parker's 2014-15 season was relatively terrible. His per game numbers were lower than expected, and he disappointed in the first round of the postseason as the San Antonio Spurs were eliminated by the paper-thin Los Angeles Clippers.
Much of this can be attributed to poor health, and Parker believes that can be attributed to how he prepared last summer. This offseason he's doing something different. Here's what he had to say, per San Antonio Express-News reporter Dan McCarney:
“I only took three weeks off. Very different from last year. Because I played so much, everybody was telling me I needed to rest after we won last year. I felt like I took maybe too much off. My mentality is a lot different. I feel like I have to rebuild my body and make sure I don’t get all the little inflammations, all the little injuries I had. I’m very excited about it. I’ve been working out since June 1 so hopefully it will pay off with Le Bleus and I will be in shape when I come in camp. Just being on the track, lifting with our strength coach. I do some boxing; it’s fun. I never did a fitness program like that before. I talked a lot with Pop (Gregg Popovich) and RC (Buford) about what I can do to make sure I finish my career on a high. And so they know I’m committed, and I’ll do everything I can to be in shape, like Timmy. Timmy has been great at the end of his career, changing his preparation."
This is great news for the Spurs, who need Parker at his best if they're to dethrone the Golden State Warriors next spring.
(h/t: San Antonio Express-News)
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