The Steve Nash Off-Season Workout
October 23, 2008
In this video, Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash grinds through one of the grueling off-season basketball training sessions that have garnered him two NBA MVPs. For Steve Nash, achieving his best in basketball is gained through training sessions.
About the Video
Head strength and conditioning coach for the Phoenix Suns, Erik Phillips, walks us through Steve Nash's off-season workout.
Nash breaks up his weigh training routine into three separate categories: leg days, chest/back days, and shoulder/arm days.
In this video, STACK follows Nash through a chest and back workout, where he adds elements of instability to his strength and power exercises.
players spend a lot of time on the court on one leg. Therefore, it is wise to train balance in the weight room, which can improve your skills on the court. First-step quickness, and one-leg balance can be improved through single-leg stabilization exercises.
Single leg stabilization is extremely important for Nash on the court; therefore, he spends time in the weight room improving his stability and balance
. His athletic approach to isolating a muscle groups is apparent during the six exercises he performs in the video.
Setting goals and working hard during the off-season gives Nash the necessary confidence in his abilities to go hard all season long.
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