The Jeremy Lin Workout

February 24, 2012 | W. Davies

Must See Basketball Videos

Like most of the sports world, we've caught Linsanity. As we've watched Jeremy Lin's countless YouTube highlights and followed the New York Knicks point guard as he's dominated the league, we've found it more and more incredible that he was able to ride the bench for so long while maintaining elite skills and conditioning. What has he been doing all this time?

Recenly, Lin sat down with Greatist.com to talk about his workout routine. If you want to train like Lin, try out some of his workout secrets below:

High Reps

Because Lin wants to build endurance for an 82-game season, he focuses on high reps during weightlifting. He'll often alternate between one day of heavy lifting and a light day, where he'll do 20 to 40 reps of light weight per set. Lin also told Greatist.com that his time in the gym is devoted to increasing his vertical, lateral speed and agility, leading to exercises like:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Deadlifts
  • Hang Cleans

Yoga

Lin has joined a growing list of NBA players who use yoga to help them stay healthy through the long basketball season. "[Yoga] for me is huge in terms of flexibility and core strength, which prevents me from getting injured," he says. Start your own yoga workout with these poses for athletes. (And check out Flexibility Fridays for more athlete-focused yoga poses.)

Basketball Cardio

Like many athletes, Lin can't stand traditional cardio. So instead of getting on the treadmill for an hour, he'll get to work on the court by himself. "I'll do a lot of one-on-one moves and start at half court, come down and do a move at the three-point line and go down and try to dunk it. And I'll just do that over and over with different moves for like an hour and a half. By the time I'm done with that, I'm pretty dead," he says. As long as you're able to sustain a high heart rate, feel free to get creative with your cardio.

Inspired by Lin? Head over to the STACK Performance Center where you can design and track your own basketball workout.

Want more drills and exercises so you can start scoring like Jeremy Lin? Our Shooting Drills Guide is full of new workouts to help you fine tune your game and maximize your potential.

 

Featured Videos

Tim Tebow's NFL Off-Season Workout Tim Tebow's NFL Off-Season Workout Views: 153,019
Path to the Pros 2015: Trae Waynes Path to the Pros 2015: Trae Waynes Views: 80,502
Path to the Pros 2015: Marcus Mariota Path to the Pros 2015: Marcus Mariota Views: 1,270,518
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Peyton Manning Dumbbell Bench With 80+ Pounds Peyton Manning Dumbbell Bench With 80+ Pounds
Views: 43,626,320
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 12,170,372
Colin Kaepernick's Core Workout Colin Kaepernick's Core Workout
Views: 896,683
Robert Griffin III Pocket Presence QB Drill Robert Griffin III Pocket Presence QB Drill
Views: 6,866,256
Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill
Views: 9,501,395

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like
Mix Up Your Workout With Unique Partner Exercises

Mix Up Your Workout With Unique Partner Exercises

Why Reverse Lunges Are Better Than Forward Lunges

Why Reverse Lunges Are Better Than Forward Lunges

Build Elite Strength With This Training System

Build Elite Strength With This Training System

A Modern Twist to the Original Burpee

A Modern Twist to the Original Burpee

What Sport Coaches Need to Know About Strength and Conditioning

What Sport Coaches Need to Know About Strength and Conditioning

2015 Summer Training Guide: Wrestling

2015 Summer Training Guide: Wrestling

Perfect Planks: How to Make this Classic Exercise More Effective

Perfect Planks: How to Make this Classic Exercise More Effective

Bulletproof Shoulders: A Shoulder Training Guide

Bulletproof Shoulders: A Shoulder Training Guide

2015 Summer Training Guide: Volleyball

2015 Summer Training Guide: Volleyball

2015 Summer Training Guide: Track

2015 Summer Training Guide: Track

3 Bear Crawl Variations for Better Core Strength

3 Bear Crawl Variations for Better Core Strength

How to Build Strong Neck Muscles

How to Build Strong Neck Muscles

5 Things to Remember When You Wing Your Workout

5 Things to Remember When You Wing Your Workout

2015 Summer Training Guide: Basketball

2015 Summer Training Guide: Basketball

2015 Summer Training Guide: Soccer

2015 Summer Training Guide: Soccer

Troubleshooting the Lunge: How to Fix Your Form

Troubleshooting the Lunge: How to Fix Your Form

Go Against Traditional Workout Order for Bigger Gains

Go Against Traditional Workout Order for Bigger Gains

Full-Body Training: 4 Dumbbell Ring Training Exercises

Full-Body Training: 4 Dumbbell Ring Training Exercises

The Squat Variation That Torches Your Core

The Squat Variation That Torches Your Core

Marcus Mariota's Speed and Strength Workout

Marcus Mariota's Speed and Strength Workout

2015 Summer Training Guide: Baseball

2015 Summer Training Guide: Baseball

Why You Should Add Depth Jumps to Your Workouts

Why You Should Add Depth Jumps to Your Workouts

2015 Summer Training Guide: Lacrosse

2015 Summer Training Guide: Lacrosse

There Might Be a Good Reason Tim Tebow Looks This Ridiculous

There Might Be a Good Reason Tim Tebow Looks This Ridiculous

The 10-Minute Grip Strengthening Workout

The 10-Minute Grip Strengthening Workout

3 Simple Tips to Gain Muscle Mass

3 Simple Tips to Gain Muscle Mass

Heavy Rope Workout for Big Gains

Heavy Rope Workout for Big Gains

9 Ways to Improve Your Squat Technique

9 Ways to Improve Your Squat Technique

Building Functional Balance for Figure Skaters

Building Functional Balance for Figure Skaters

Are You Using the Right Weight for Every Exercise?

Are You Using the Right Weight for Every Exercise?

Use Single-Leg Strength to Enhance Soccer Performance

Use Single-Leg Strength to Enhance Soccer Performance

Olympian Carrie Tollefson's Core Workout

Olympian Carrie Tollefson's Core Workout

Why Single-Arm and Single-Leg Training is Better for Athletes

Why Single-Arm and Single-Leg Training is Better for Athletes

2015 Summer Training Guide: Football

2015 Summer Training Guide: Football

Fix 7 Common Problem Areas with Exercises From Todd Durkin

Fix 7 Common Problem Areas with Exercises From Todd Durkin

Build Powerful Muscles With Velocity-Based Training

Build Powerful Muscles With Velocity-Based Training

10-Minute Dynamic Warm-Up for Any Workout

10-Minute Dynamic Warm-Up for Any Workout

Strength Isn’t Just How Much You Can Lift on a Barbell

Strength Isn't Just How Much You Can Lift on a Barbell

2015 Summer Training Guide: Softball

2015 Summer Training Guide: Softball

Build Lower-Body Power with This Squat Workout

Build Lower-Body Power with This Squat Workout

Building Brakes for More Speed

Building Brakes for More Speed

YardBarker