An Inside Look At The Andre Iguodala Workout

Andre-Iguodala-300x225 Andre Iguodala sure made a lot of waves when he joined the Denve Nuggets in August 2012. Why the excitement? Iguodala’s addition to the Nuggets roster has made the Nuggets a solid contender for national championships according to many basketball analysts. It is easy where they get their excitement from. After all, he consistently scores well and is a solid performer throughout his whole eight year stay at Philadelphia. Iguodala’s tenure at the Philadelphia 76ers made that team quite a contender. Sadly, the Sixers weren’t able to quite field the right team roster around Iguodala. The Nuggets have a great opportunity to build a winning team around this talented shooter. What makes Andre tick? His workout, of course. In fact, his workout can help many people looking to lose weight or stay in shape.

Running and jogging
Running/jogging is a great cardiovascular activity that burns a lot of calories. It also boosts your running speed and your energy levels. If you have marveled at Andre’s explosive bursts of speed and energy, the secret is the amount of running he includes in his regimen. He runs three times a week. This is a good idea for anyone looking to build up their stamina and speed because it allows the body time to repair itself after intense training intervals during the week. Even though I shouldn’t say this after attempting a bike tour last year (booked through which was beautiful but very demanding of my lazy body to say the least.

Jump rope
Andre made a name for himself for his high jumps. His vertical leap is quite a sight to behold. What is his secret? Strong calves thanks to consistent jump rope exercises. To jump as high as Andre, you’d need to build up your calves and leg muscles. You can condition your muscles with the right jump rope exercises. This builds up their ability to push ever higher and it is also a great cardiovascular exercise.

Weight training
Of course, Andre’s strong presence on the court and his ability to maneuver against opponents takes a lot of upper body strength This is where Andre’s continuous daily weight training comes in. Not only will building up your striped muscle mass give you strength, it will also help turn your body into a hyped up calorie burning machine. Striped muscle consumes more calories throughout the day than smooth muscle. Andre not only lifts for repetitions. He also lifts heavy weights. This increases his upper body strength and gives him the mass to move his weight around the court. In the NBA, you need a lot of mass behind your drives or you will run into a lot of human walls. Andre’s strong drives come from having the right combination of speed, power, and mass.

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The New Denver Nuggets Jersey: An Acquired Taste

new-denver-nuggets-jersey-300x199The Denver Nuggets recently unveiled their new alternate jersey and it truly shows that people hate change. If you are a Nuggets fan, you’ll quickly learn how true the old maxim is: people hate and fear change. Sure, even if the old Nuggets alternate jersey sucked or was behind the times, it provided comfort. It was familiar. That’s how most people are. We get a lot of comfort from things that are familiar. We get assurance and a sense of control from things that we’ve seen before and accepted into our daily routine. It is worth remembering all this when dealing with the new alternate jersey design because you are sure going to be exposed to some negativity and frustration about it. The bottom line is: the Nuggets have already made their decision and people should just accept it, get over their fear of change, and move on.

The New Design Broken Down: A Clash of Colors
First of all, the color. Unlike the old jersey which wasn’t as hard on the eyes, the new jersey is bright. We’re talking bright yellow here. The color choice and brightness is probably going to be the main sticking point between fans of the new jerseys and fans of the old version. You see, the old Nuggets alternate jerseys were colored powder blue with yellow/gold accents. This color scheme has a soothing effect. Nice and understated. The new jersey, on the other hand, is all about attention-it yells at you from across the room. Is this necessarily bad? Color schemes send unconscious messages. You want colors that wake you up. You want colors that let you know about the urgency of what you’re doing. Maybe, just maybe, the ‘in your face’ color scheme of the new alternate jerseys might prove to be a boost to the Nuggets’ overall energy levels so they can make things happen on the court. Some have also managed to find ways to get better hair.

The New Based On The Old
If the silhoutte and mountain profile of the new jerseys look familiar to you, its because they are lifted from design elements of the old Nuggets uniform.The old Nuggets jersey had the sillhouette but was often ridiculed by some in the sports press due to its riot of rainbow colors. The new jersey achieves a sense of continuity with the old main jersey design without going overboard. You have to respect the homage it pays to the old jersey. The new design has quite an effective way of bridging the old with the new. This fact alone should enable fans to accept the new design faster and stop trying to hard boil eggs at home and face the reality of sports.

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