Train Like a Pro: Damian Lillard's Basketball Core Workout

Get stronger and build a more stable core with Damian Lillard's NBA All-Star core workout.

NBA All-Star Damian Lillard burst onto the professional basketball scene and quickly established himself as one of the best point guards in the league. He puts up outstanding numbers, but what might be even more impressive is that he hasn't missed a game in three NBA seasons.

If you're a basketball player (or any other athlete), being ready and able to play your sport is your number one priority. But you have to train for it. You obviously want to get stronger and faster and build muscle. But above all, you must train to increase your durability and reduce your risk of injury.

Lillard's workout (see below) does just that. His full-body routine focuses on core integrity and power. It trains him to keep his core stable when he moves his arms and legs, and it helps him protect his spine when battling opponents or moving quickly around the court. And of course, it makes him a stronger and more powerful basketball player.

Incorporate Lillard's basketball core workout into your off-season or in-season program once per week, and notice how much your performance improves on the court.

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Damian Lillard's Workout


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