- Sheffield Sharks
- Zalakeramia ZTE (Hungary)
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Staying fit during a pandemic is no easy feat, what with the closures of gyms and constant changing of restrictions to keep a handle on. In lockdown 3.0, most people who want to exercise are doing so from their own homes or out in the open air, with just one person from another household. Sure, you could pay a personal trainer to be that one person, but not everyone can afford that. If the average person pushes themselves a little bit too hard in a session, chances are they won’t have anyone but Google to turn to for tips on how to feel better.
Whether you’re putting together a fitness regime for the first time or you’re struggling to reach your workout goals, players from British Basketball League team the London Lions have put together some of their top tips on how to speed up recovery time after a session.
Basketball is a great way to keep physically active at home or in the park during this latest lockdown. With team sports suspended, five of the biggest stars in British basketball – Justin Robinson, Joe Ikhinmwin, DeAndre Liggins, Kevin Ware and Dirk Williams – who play for the London Lions share some easy exercises to master in your backyard or on your nearest stretch of concrete. Whether you’ve got kids bouncing off the walls at home or you simply want to hone your game, these are the drills for you:
It’s never easy getting back to exercising after the holidays after spending time relaxing and feasting on holiday comfort foods.
The beginning of the year is when the shift to become healthier kicks in with many of us looking to kickstart the new year with a fitness resolution.
Keeping fit and healthy has never been more important, but perhaps never more difficult, with restrictions in place for many across the country and motivation at an all-time low.
Exercise plays an integral role in the lives of many, having undisputed benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing and is often not only a way to stay active and keep fit but a way to relieve stress.
Five of the biggest stars in British basketball are here to give you their top tips for keeping fit in the new year
With a third national lockdown in place, many of us are looking for ways to keep fit and active during the cold winter months. These new restrictions pose a real disruption to the lives of people throughout the country, with gyms, leisure centres and team sports all being forced to close and put on pause.
Keeping fit and healthy has never been more important, but perhaps never more difficult, with restrictions in place for many across the country and motivation at an all-time low. Exercise plays an integral role in the lives of many, having undisputed benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing and is often not only a way to stay active and keep fit but a way to relieve stress.
Now, with the colder months coming in, many might find it hard to find the motivation to get out and exercise during winter and with most of the UK now under tight new restrictions, being able to maintain our fitness regimes has never been harder.
Five of the biggest stars in British basketball are here to give you their top tips for keeping fit during a lockdown:
The London Lions’ 2020-21 squad received an addition today in the shape of the high-flying Dirk Williams, no stranger to the BBL.
The 6’6” Alabama native had two years with the Sheffield Sharks before moving to Hungary last season. A super season with Zalakeramia ZTE KK, saw Williams average 17 points a game on career shooting at, 51% from the floor and a smooth 47% from behind the three-point arc.
A graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Williams brought his exciting game to the BBL in 2017 and had a stellar period with the Sharks in which he set the League alight with his versatile game, his 19.2 points in 2018-19 was good enough to lead the league in scoring. He will though, be remembered for breaking the internet with his Dunk of the Decade that saw him go full court, between the legs on the Surrey Scorchers before leaping over a defender to slam home.
Williams said; “I am very excited for this opportunity to play back in the BBL and even more excited to get a chance to play in the Basketball Champions League. I think this will be good for British Basketball if we can go forward and win some games. Me personally I think it’s time for the BBL to get more respect than it has had over the years. This League can be very competitive. Big thanks to the London Lions for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get to work.”
Lions Head Coach, Vince Macaulay added, “Capturing Dirk was is really important for our plans, he is so versatile, so athletic and can also shoot the ball extremely well. Watching his games in Hungary I can see he has improved several aspects of his game and I think he will thrive in the many competitions we play in.”
Fans will get to see the team for the first time on the 15th of September, when Basketball Champions League opponents, Neptunas Klaipeda will be the visitors
Tickets and details of television coverage will come out nearer the date as we follow Government guidelines on indoor sports.
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