With CrossFit continuing to grow exponentially, it’s not surprising to hear about professional sportspeople taking up the sport.
In the past year we have see the likes of F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, Moto GP rider Jorge Lorenzo and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas start CrossFit training. Now we have another name to add to the list.
NBA star Jason Collins has just revealed, in an interview with ESPN, how he had been CrossFit training in the off-season to increase his fitness.
“It was something different every day, but I really did a lot of CrossFit type stuff,” the Boston Celtics recruit says.
“So, I did a lot of CrossFit exercises, and a lot of cardio, a lot of running on the treadmill. And then, also, random stuff like yoga. I did just about everything as far as conditioning and strength training-wise to really get in the best possible shape I could.”
Collins says he’s now ‘stronger than ever’, and looking forward to help lead the Celtics to another play-off series.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan today, with Boston going down to reigning champs, the Heat in the opening round!