Tulsa Shock point guard Skylar Diggins is putting in serious work. As one of the WNBA’s most heavily marketed players, she’s been having a busy off-season, filled with traveling, training and appearances left and right (e.g., Super Bowl, Grammy Awards).
Lately, Diggins has been promoting her trademark headband line with Nike. Her Nike Training Club workout app will come out in early April. But while she builds her brand, Diggins also works hard to improve her game. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to wait any longer to take a few workout tips from Notre Dame’s all-time leading scorer. Below, we give you five of Skylar Diggins’ gym moves for increasing strength, stability and power.
1. Weighted Plank
High Plank hold with two (2) 33-pound plates. 4 sets x 90 seconds.
2. Reverse Plank/Row
Core strength and balance. Reverse Plank suspension training! Use your core to find balance on the stability ball. Control your pull and your descent. 4 sets x 20 seconds or 4 x 6 pulls. (Photo credit: @rix3602fitness)
3. Med Ball Slams to Jump with Resistance
Needed: 4 medicine balls, 1 stability ball and a partner. Med Ball Slams to Jump Pulls with Resistance. Complete 3 reps with each ball (12 total) before switching legs. Strength, core and balance! Try it!
4. Push-Ups from Static Postition, V-Ups with Physioball, Burpees to Push-Ups
5. Standing balance on physioball
Working on my balance! #nohands 3-minute holds, adding a slight Squat when I can.