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Kevin Durant Workout Routine & Diet Plan

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Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, one of the greatest American basketball players, is known both for his game and for his height. This 6’9’’ heavy built guy naturally gives a tough competition to the opposite team.  But it’s not just his height that gives him an edge; he trains vigorously for hours! His trainer, Dwight Daub has guided him through an intense workout regime.

Kevin Durant’s Workout Routine

Mobility Exercises

  • Thoracic spine extension (2 sets – 30 reps each)
  • Rotational med ball throws (3 sets – 8 reps each)
  • Split Stance Overhead core matrix: Forward, Rotational and Lateral (2 sets – 10 reps each)

Strength Exercises

  • Basic Med ball Single Romanian Deadlift (2 sets – 7 reps each)
  • Three-way med ball single leg Romanian Deadlift on an Airex pad (2 sets – 7 reps each)
  • Inverted Row on Physioball with a pair of TRX Straps (4 sets – 10 reps each)
  • Basic Inverted Row (4 sets – 10 reps each)
  • Single-leg dumbbell-to-press (4 sets – 8 reps each)

Kevin Durant Workout

  • Basic Overhead Press (4 sets – 8 reps each)
  • Walking dumbbell push up-to-row (4 sets – 8 reps each)
  • Basic Dumbbell Row from Push-Up Position (4 sets – 8 reps each)
  • Med Ball Multi-Planar Lunge on Core Board (4 sets – 10-12 reps each)
  • Basic Med ball Multi-Planar Lunge (4 sets – 10-12 reps each)

Shoot Training Exercises

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  • Pick and Pop
  • Attack Help Defender
  • Freeze Pull Ups
  • Hesitate On Drive to Attack
  • Catch and Shoot
  • Post Up
  • Dribble Drag to Crossover
  • Early Offense Duck In
  • Counter
  • Cross Screen to Pick and Roll

Besides these classic exercise routine, Kevin also likes to go one step ahead and challenges himself to another extent. He runs on sand, sprinting and calls this running drill as suicide. It requires twice the effort and energy than running on the normal ground. He is accompanied by his friend Russell Westbrook sometimes. He believes this rough sand training is a great way to build strength, balance, and pace. The uneven surface of the sand helps him activate his body muscles, which is otherwise not possible through regular exercise.

Kevin Durant Diet

Kevin Durant’s Diet Plan

According to Kevin eating regularly and eating healthy food rich in nutrients is the key to fitness. As an athlete, he says, you should never miss a meal as strength is what you will need. In fact, he even likes to add small healthy meals in between the major meals. He’d eat fruits and salad or drink some fresh juices or his favourite, smoothies. But he surely takes good care of what he is feeding to his body, and we should all be doing that too.

Here’s his day’s meal plan –

Breakfast

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg omelette with spinach and tomato toppings
  • A Bowl of fresh fruit
  • Toast (Gluten-free).

Late Morning Snack

Fruit and Triple berry acai smoothie

Lunch

  • Grilled Salmon with lemon and cucumber yoghurt dressing
  • Brown rice pilaf
  • Bautéed spinach (sautéd with coconut water first)

Dinner

  • Grilled chicken
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Fruit smoothie
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