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|Tips and advice from our trainer|
|Articles||1. How to Build a Basketball Body|
|Tip’s||Treat your body right
Marco Nunez, assistant athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Lakers, emphasizes that the player’s body is a tool. Taking care of it helps prevent injuries and primes your body for growth. “The three key tips I tell young athletes: Focus on your diet, never overestimate the importance of stretching and always maintain a proper weightlifting program,” says Nunez.
Sleep is also integral to this process. “Studies show that fatigue or a lack of sleep contributes immensely to optimal performance and the ability to stay healthy,” says Brian Zettler, assistant athletic trainer to the Utah Jazz, “Other factors such as reaction times and cognitive processes are directly affected by amount of sleep.”