More than a dozen former Warriors have signed up for the March 31 Pro Day in Carson, Calif. And the odds are all will be in their best shape in years. For that, they will thank the customized training programs that were paid for by themselves or their agents.
And that is a source of puzzlement for those who follow UH’s own offseason conditioning program. Everything a scholarship player needs — training facilities, conditioning coaches, Muscle Milk, nutritionists, trainers — are available for free on the Manoa campus. And as recent team testing shows, the top speed and weight-lifting numbers are comparable to those produced by former players who train at Mainland facilities for three months.
So, is it a matter of Hawaii having too many offseason distractions? Or does a player work harder if he has to pay for his own offseason conditioning program? If it can be figured out, maybe some players will be in their best shape while they are at UH.
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Interesting story in the New York Daily News. The combination of the lockout and the union decertification means the suspension of the drug, steroid and personal-conduct policies.