The Dwight Howard training program has helped him to develop into the premier big man in professional basketball. His overall combination of size and strength have allowed him to become the most fearsome interior post player in the NBA, and his personality and presence have made him one of its most popular stars
Dwight David Howard was born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia and has spent his entire professional career playing for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. Howard had an outstanding high school career and chose to forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA Draft. He was selected first overall by the Magic, and has since emerged as one of the top rebounders and players in the NBA. A consistent NBA All-Star , All-NBA member, and NBA All-Defensive member, he has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in field goal percentage. In the 2008 Olympics, he was the starting center for Team USA, which went on to win the gold medal. Howard's superior strength and conditioning, overall play, and his spectacular dunks have gained him prominence as one of the brightest young prospects in the NBA and the team leader of the Magic. Additionally, Howard with his Superman theatrics was the winner of the NBA 2008 Slam Dunk Contest, He is without a doubt, one of the most valuable players in the world.
Here are the five most important exercises in the Dwight Howard training program, that he incorporates into every conditioning workout.
1.Lat Pulldown: Sets/Reps: 2-4x10-12 Coaching Points: This is one of the main rebounding exercises Dwight does. We always like a 1:1 relationship with chest-to-back work.
2. Leg Press: Sets/Reps: 3-4x6-8 Coaching Points: You’re not putting the back at risk, like other exercises do, such as the squat, [which makes] taller players’ backs go into hyperextension.
3. The Perfect Push-Up Instead of doing sets of standard push-ups, he uses some of the more difficult positions with the Perfect Push-up training equipment.
4. Reverse Grip Push-Up: Sets/reps: 3x15-20 Perform push-ups with hands rotated on handles, so that palms face forward.
5. Squat with Push-Up: Sets/reps: 3x15-20 From standing position, squat down and place handles on floor in front of you. Kick feet back and assume push-up position. Lower body while rotating hands to face each other; then drive up and rotate hands back to start position. Jump feet to hands and stand up. Repeat.