It’s Wednesday night in Sarasota. I’ve made it through the first five sessions of my Impact Basketball training. The first three days have been so much more than I ever could have expected! I’m loving it!
My Impact Basketball Workout Schedule
For the last two days and for the remainder of my time with Impact Basketball (through Saturday), I begin each day with a morning workout session at 8am that usually lasts until 11:30am or so. The morning session has consisted of court work and circuit training.
Following the morning workout, I head back to the hotel, eat, take a shower and sleep. Yes, I’m that tired.
I then come back for an evening workout that begins at 5pm and usually runs till 6:30 or 7pm.
At this point, ever muscle in my body, including muscles I didn’t even know existed…ACHES! I am extremely fatigued physically, but my spirit and mind are strong! I am having the best time and trying to soak up every bit of it!
A TRUE Basketball Education!
I came into this experience thinking I knew quite a lot about the game of basketball. Matt Hiller, who has been gracious enough to train me this week, is BLOWING my mind with his knowledge. He is showing me things I never even thought of on the court and with enough practice, if implemented in my game, will make a HUGE difference! I mean HUGE!
I’d give more details, but MJ might be reading…haha. 😉
Me and Akeme
On Tuesday morning, Matt let me know that he’d bring in Akeme Smart to workout with me for my Wednesday morning session. That turned in to me doing some one-on-one drills against Akeme and I was beyond excited! All day Tuesday, anytime I would see Akeme or he would see me, one of us would say “Tomorrow!” as a call out to our upcoming battle.
Akeme is 7 foot 3 inches and 19 years old. He’s gifted with endless potential and has been at Impact Basketball for around two months, working on his game. On top of being a great player, he seems to be a great young man.
The Match-up (Me and Akeme)
What I thought would be a short session with Akeme, turned into around an hour or more of shooting drills and one-on-one drills. This was beyond cool for me!
The guys at Impact were kind enough to bring in the cameras and record the session!
To my surprise, when I came back for my night session, the video had been edited and was ready to go!
Without further ado…here is a taste of what I’ve been doing at Impact Basketball!!!
Impact Basketball Training: Me and Akeme Smart (video):
*Special thanks to Matt Hiller (Impact Basketball-Director of Player Development/My Trainer for the week) for setting this up and Akeme Smart for agreeing to workout with me. Also, BIG thanks to Tom Carollo (Impact Basketball-GM/Academy Director) for shooting the video and doing such a great job editing this for me!! So thankful!!
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