Zion Williamson reportedly in ‘fantastic shape’


Waking up at 5 a.m. for a first training session. Then return to the gym at 7 p.m. for a second end. Such was the daily routine of Zion Williamson this summer.  » He did it by being programmed like a clock. The key is that he bought into the plan, found it worked, and saw the results. “, lists his personal trainer, Jasper Bibbs, who described this summer job in an interview for The Athletic.

The pair have been working together in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., preparing for what promises to be a big season for the 22-year-old. After having to give up the 2021-2022 financial year due to a broken right foot, the interior has missed a total of 141 games in the first three years of his career. His return to competition will therefore be closely scrutinized.

The good news is that according to Jasper Bibbs, the plan, followed to the letter by the Pelicans star, has generated results  » phenomenal. I am very happy with his commitment and the progress he has made, which has allowed him to be in such a favorable position mentally and physically. […] We wanted Zion to not only have a great individual season, but also to focus on what he could do to help the team win. We wanted him to become more resilient and better able to handle the demands of a very explosive athlete of his size. »

He has been phenomenal with his nutrition

The specialist thus focused on the player’s physique, his weight and his fat mass, an issue whose importance for the rest of his career is well known,  » while maintaining and improving flexibility, strength and power. We also tried to improve his general physical condition. The more weight he carries, the more the body is stressed. One of the main goals was to get Zion back to the athletic ability he had before his injury. During this process, he improved athletically. I really think he’s a better athlete now than before. »

A promising announcement effect for the coming season, even if this Jasper Bibbs is obviously there to highlight his work… If the latter did not give details on the evolution of his weight, he is however impressed by its speed and ability to change direction.  » It is very rare that a player of this size (1.98 meters) have such control over the body. We wanted him to be able to handle the incredible power he generates when jumping, running, especially when changing direction. »

«  I have never seen an NBA player of his size who has his level of speed and explosiveness while having an exceptional degree of body control “, describes the preparer, according to whom Zion Williamson is today in a” fantastic shape. I am very pleased with his dedication, not only to his conditioning, but also to the tedious work around soft tissue, stretching and nutrition. He has been phenomenal with his nutrition. It’s amazing that he’s starting to develop these habits at such an early stage in his career. It is simply phenomenal to see. »

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