Deandre Jordan's Blog "Jordan's Journal" - amazing
he has videos up too.
Here is one entry from it:
My. Workouts. Are. Brutal.
Monday, Jun 15
I do my basketball workout every day before my I do my grueling conditioning.
Well, how about that? The Lakers won the NBA Finals despite all of my well thought-out predictions. Maybe I should stop basing my predictions on NBA 2K9. At least I was right about Kobe being the MVP. Either way, I want to say congratulations to the Lakers, and I'm glad that the parade will be downtown so I don't have to worry about traffic when I'm going to and from my workouts.
Speaking of workouts, I told you I've been working hard, right? Apparently I've been working hard enough that Ralph Lawler posted on his Facebook page that Baron and I are the two hardest working guys in the gym since the offseason. Well, it's true. Baron and I are putting in a lot of work. We all are! Mike Taylor, Baron, Al Thornton are also working out, and Eric Gordon will be back this week. Aside from Baron I'd say the younger guys are in the gym most of the time right now. We're all just trying to get better, get ready for Summer League and next season.
A fan named Jeff wanted to know what my summer workout schedule looks like, and all I can really say is this: My. Workouts. Are. Brutal. Hoooooo! I'm basically working Monday through Friday and there's something different for me to do every day. I come in to the Training Center and the first thing I do is 30 minutes on the elliptical. That's standard. Then I lift, then I do my basketball workout and then I do my conditioning.
Mondays: I do something called, "Yo-Yo's." I start at the baseline, and then when I hear a beep I take off and I run to the other baseline. I'm supposed to have already touched or be touching the baseline when I hear the beep again, and then I run back to the other baseline. I have to finish before I hear the beep again. Then it gets faster and faster. I think there are like 15 different levels, from 1-to-15. I haven't mastered it yet.
Tuesdays: I do field sprints. I sprint, sprint, sprint, sprint... like 20 times.
Wednesdays: I go to the sand dunes in Manhattan Beach and run up and down the sand dunes about 10 times. Sand dunes are the hardest, in my opinion.
Thursdays: Hydroworx – the under water treadmill we have at the Training Center. I do that for 30 minutes. The jets are on while you're running so it pushes you back while you're running. That used to be my least favorite exercise until I started running the sand dunes.
Fridays: I go to UCLA and that's my marathon day. I run sprints, and then I do this three-mile thing where I jog the curves of the lap then sprint the straight-aways for three miles. Then I run the stairs. And then I usually pass out.
So that's my week. It's basically lots of working out, bowling and seeing movies, like The Hangover. That was hilarious. It may have been one of the funniest movies I've seen in my whole life. I still have to see Land of the Lost and Up.
If you remember, I mentioned before that I was going to get my college degree, which was part of the deal I made with my mom so I could leave school early for the NBA. Since I'm working so hard this summer, I'm going to wait and start taking classes out here next summer. Oh! My brother Cory committed to pitch at Grambling State University. He's a righty and he tops out at about... oh, 88 mph. He throws the ball pretty hard.
Speaking of brothers, user DJTRNX2 posted on to YouTube video of me tormenting my brother Avery that Avery will probably grow up to be 7'3'' and get his revenge on me. I hope not! He hasn't gotten me back yet, but when I was home he was always telling me he was going to get me back. I was afraid to go to sleep before him when I was at home! He hasn't gotten me back yet... I'm pretty sure there's going to be more pranks like that. When I shot that video it was the end of the year. I've had some time to think about the things I'm going to do this season, and I've got a lot of stuff in the back of my head. I can't tell anybody what I'm going to do or it'll ruin the element of surprise.
I also need to get a new camera since the Flip Mino I was using sort of broke. I may have accidentally left it in my gym bag, then I may have left my gym bag in my car, which may have been sitting in the sun, and well... it may have melted a little bit. I'm getting a new camera soon; in fact while I'm thinking about it, I may just go and get one right now. Yes, I think I will.
Until next time,
what do u think?
What's so amazing about that?
johneco: he has funnier ones up on clippers.com he even got nominated for a webby award which is the award show for the best online blogs, shows, and other online stuff. his videos are really good too.
I guess that he is working out. Also the whole Clippers team is working out. I wonder who gets traded because the Clippers look promising. If Blake can replace the off injured Brand they could be on the level of before Brand got hurt and that was good for 40 something wins and the playoffs.
Lol I keep up w/ Jordan's blog... He's pretty funny. In one of his videos, they played a prank on EJ & had the Hooter babes sing him happy birthday lol. It's good to see he's working hard & not just relying on his talent. It's good to hear BD is hitting it hard too! It all sounds good right now, BUT... lol. I'll have to see what happens when the season starts.
yeah nothing too special about that..i know alot of college guys that do that..plus just abotu everyone inb the nba is working out and getting better...on top of that its just a workout that hes TELLING PEOPLE he is doing all the time..with word of his bad work ethic i wouldnt be suprised if he only does it every so often
josh huestis: he does it every monday to friday. he goes to the clippers new workout facility everyday with baron and other young clippers. ralph lawler the clips tv announcer raves about baron and DJ work this offseason. dude, if bynum had a blog and said stuff about his workouts, u would be saying he has an amazing work ethic. since its a clipper, ur skeptical. also, its not just about what he does for his workout, its about how early in the offseason he started. thats the difference between a player with a good work ethic and a player with a bad work ethic. for example, zach randolph right now: nowhere to be found in terms of workouts.