Everyone needs a little bit of motivation to workout and live a healthy life. Therefore, we tend to follow various athletes' performances and see them as a source of inspiration. The MVP candidate and the player with the biggest changes to actually win it, Russell Westbrook, is one of those athletes that is worth following.
For those who want to follow his workout routine, this is actually quite impossible as his workout sessions as kept secret. A Bleacher Report article from 2017 presents the insights behind Westbrook's secret training and offers valuable information on how this amazing athlete created his extreme physique.
Since Russell started to play in the professional league, everything around his workout sessions was kept in mystery, especially the RUSSELL WESTBROOK SUPPLEMENTS His team, the Thunder, is very strict when it comes to revealing such information and does not allow the trainer, Joe Sharpe, to give any details about his daily schedule. The only person who gave a little piece of information some time ago is the team's former director of athletic performance, Dwight Daub. Therefore, in 2014, the Stack launched a short article about Russell's workout routine which was presented as focusing on balance and core. According to Daub's declaration, his workout is unique and was designed for the type of players who try to stay away from repeated injuries.
Before the All-Star Game from last year, Westbrook allowed the journalists to catch a glimpse of his on-court routine. However, he kept the weightlifting part for himself. His declaration at that moment was the following: “I work out a lot – just not with cameras around.”
What is even more interesting is that not even his teammates know too much about his workout routine. Domantas Sabonis said in a short declaration: “I think I saw him lifting weights once during the preseason, but not since.”
All in all, even though he keeps everything so secret, it seems that it has excellent results. It is definitely clear that he works a lot as one could not become an underwear model and such a performant basketball player without some sweat and effort in the gym.