Audi wrote:pepe1991 wrote:Nyce_1 wrote:Kobe easy shot 1k/day. If I remember accurately, Ray Allen would MAKE 1000 3s for a workout.
U underestimate how hard these guys practice to perfect their shots.
Try to shoot 100 FTs ( let alone threes) to see how sore you will be after.
Now imagine repeating 10 more times.
It's complete overkill that leads to overtrain, that happends to be counter-productive to improvment, muscle gain and actually leads to fatigue that increeses injury risk.
i belive Kobe was hard worker but i also think most of stories about pro athletes are overblown over time.
Is it possible to shoot 1000 shots? Sure, will it really improve you somehow? Not really, after some time your arms will hurt and your body will seak ways how to cheat and it will be complete waste of time and even harmful.
First thing you learn from pro coaches is that "giving 100% every pratcice" is nothing but nice thing to say to sell merch and sport drinks, not thing that people actually do.
"Kobe is hardest worker out there"
yet in middle of summer guy got literally fat, during his active basketball career. So there goes whole "every day kill yourself "theory
*both pics taken 58 days before training camp during his active nba career *
I know lot of athletes want to tell you how hard they worked and that's why they succeed ( and they did ) but in reality, most of elite athletes have simply natural born gift that it's impossible to match. That's why you have kids like Siakam that start to play basketball at age of 17 and by the age of 23 are elite nba players, yet you have kids who play since age of 6 and get any good.
Jay-Z played pro ball?
i f--ed up URLs from google
( but to be fair second pic is after he retired)
Wall also got fat last offseason, Z Bo has been fat whole career, Felton is meme because of it.... It happends. But they all "work extra hard every day, no time off, 365 days a year"... Sure...