Nearly half of the NBA players spend part of their offseason in a modest building in Santa Barbara, California, to gain an advantage. This is the home of P3, Peak Performance Project, and Marcus Elliott, M.D., a Harvard-trained doctor who works with Olympians, helps NBA players achieve their goals.
The NBA is currently in the middle of its free agent rush, but once it's established, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, and many other players will visit P3. They do so in the hope of improving the subtleties of their sportiness, focusing equally on their weaknesses and strengths, and of making cosmic leaps in their games in the coming season. P3 analyzes the little things players do not think about, such as knee and core positioning when jumping, and tries to squeeze out a few inches more from each vertical.
Dr. Elliott is a pioneer in the trend towards truly personalized training. Hard data and high-tech, such as the 3D motion analysis, can improve the sportiness of the pros and eventually help normal people. A host of NBA players took advantage of this, including Orlando Magic striker Aaron Gordon. Probably the biggest name for P3 was the superstar of Houston Rockets, James Harden. Harden was rarely known for his sportiness, but the P3 analysis showed that Harden did have a special power when it came to giving up a penny.
Dr. Elliott plans to make a downsized version available to the public in a few years' time. An infrared sensor records your movements and you can start with a personalized program. I tested this version in the P3 setup. Within 20 minutes, a motion detection computer told me that I had an old man's knuckles and needed cardio as well. This is not a moneyball, but it has helped P3 coaches plan steps to address these specific issues.
If this system belongs to Dr. Elliott used in athletes system comes closer, it can do more for you. Dr. Elliott shows a video of a college shooter performing the perfect vertical jump. , , except it is not. "Do you see that?" he says, pointing to a spike in a graphic on the screen. The tip represents the force of the right foot of the athlete who strikes the ground. "It's a knee injury in a few years." The P3 team hopes to fix such issues.
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Three Steps to More Athletics
Try these three exercises that you can do anywhere to improve athleticism and tire abilities like James Harden. Do it every other day for best results.
What It Does: Improves the ankle stiffness, as well as the health and stability of the knee, with each repetition quickly getting off the ground. Keep your toes pulled up as far as possible. Land on the balls of your feet. Do 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions each.
One Legged Iso Calf
Function: Improves sprinting speed, ankle stability and flexibility, but lift your left foot off the ground and lift your right heel. Hold down for 3 seconds and then switch to your left foot without your left heel touching the ground. Do 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps per leg.
What it does: Improves the explosiveness and general athleticism 5 wide jumps. Make 3 to 5 sets as follows and rest completely between each set. The mid-squat, a strength exercise, is a great way to improve your jumping performance.