NBA Training Day
“Twenty years ago, people thought that if you lifted weights then you’d be slower, so strength and conditioning were generally disregarded. Then the Michael Jordan video, Mind of a Champion, came out showing his workouts and weight training. That changed everybody’s minds. Be like Mike, right? Today, the game is getting faster. Players are getting faster and stronger. You’ve got 7-footers guarding point guards. The mindset of players now is, ‘I have to keep up with everybody if I want to hold on to my spot or even stay in the league.”
As the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, Felipe Eichnberger is responsible for the health and fitness of 17 of the best basketball players in the world. No pressure. The Sao Paulo, Brazil native has been dreaming about this job for years.
Read the entire story here and go behind-the-scenes with an exclusive look at training in the NBA and the man at the center of it all whose journey is one for the books.