Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond had a monster season last year. Averaging 16 points, 14.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, Drummond earned his first All-Star appearance and was voted to the All-NBA third team.
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Drummond spent most of his summer at the P3 training facility in Santa Barbara, where he worked on explosiveness and lost a whopping 20 pounds. The 6-foot-11 center was already a freak athlete at 280 pounds, boasting a 30-inch vertical, winning 69.4 percent of jump balls, and rebounding 24.5 percent of missed shots last season.
Losing 20 pounds will make the 23-year-old more agile and more explosive, and he will have more energy to stay in games longer. Drummond was able to maintain strength while losing weight, meaning he should be able to increase his vertical. That means more rebounds, which is exactly what Drummond wants.
Per Keith Langlois of Pistons.com, the big guy said, “I’m going to win the rebounding crown again. I’m going for it; no doubt about it. Try to get back to the All-Star game again and try to bring another guy with me, Reggie [Caldwell-Pope] or Marcus [Morris] or Tobias [Harris]. Be able to stay in games longer, knowing I can be fouled and shoot the shot. Really just pushing my teammates to be great. I’m really excited for everybody.”
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Below you can see some of the exercises that contributed to Drummond’s 20-pound weight loss. He performs RDLs that work his glutes and hamstrings, Weighted Jump Squats and Weighted Sled Pushes to help his explosion, and footwork drills to improve his agility on the court.