The Workout that Led to Maya Moore's High-Flying Chase Down Block

Watch Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore execute a nasty chase down block against Brittany Boyd of the New York Liberty.

There's no doubt that Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore is one of the most dominating players in the WNBA. She normally shows off her skills on the offensive side of the court, but she made sure everyone knows she can impress on the defensive end too.

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During Wednesday's game against the New York Liberty, Moore chased down Liberty guard Brittany Boyd for a nasty block. Although Boyd's steal gave her a head start, it was not enough to escape the three-time WNBA champion.

Moore works out hard to make sure she is in top shape to execute her skills. She performs exercises such as American Deadlift, which helps her build the strength, explosion and lower-body power that enable her to catch opponents from behind, and Dumbbell Push-Press, which develops her explosive power to leap up and swat shots.

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Moore finished the game with 24 points and five rebounds, but it wasn't enough to get the win. New York prevailed 95-92. After the Lynx's record-setting 13-0 start, they have lost three in a row. Watch the 2014 WNBA MVP's monster block below.

 


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