An Athlete's Guide to LeBron's Off-Court Workouts

These key components to LeBron James' workouts have helped him become one of the greatest and most durable athletes of all time.

The physical abilities that LeBron James has displayed on the basketball court throughout his life have made it clear that he is one of the greatest athletes of all time.  And after 14 seasons in the NBA and 7 straight trips to the finals LeBron hasn't shown many signs of slowing down.

The way he works out has helped him add another potential superlative to his legacy and that is: Most Durable Athlete of All Time.

"I've been blessed with a lot of physical talent and a strong body," James said. "I have focused on working hard to maximize those gifts."

LeBron does many different things as far as strength and conditioning, and while there seems to be great variety throughout his workouts there are some keys that seem to remain constant.

While this does not encompass the entirety of LeBron's work it reveals that his focus on less weight and more functional movement may reveal the secret to his athletic success.

So after gathering as much information as possible regarding his work away from the court the common trends are as follows:

Strength Training

Cables and Bands

  • Band Windmills

  • Band Pulls

Body Weight

Core Stability/Balance

  • Bicep Curls on Swiss Ball

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Conditioning

 

According to LeBron's trainer Mike Mancias, "He tries to focus on things that will help him and that the body needs, especially for balance and to strengthen his core."

This focus on his balance and core is very apparent as his workouts seem to revolve around those exercises.

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