Joakim Noah Trains With Surf Legend Laird Hamilton

Joakim Noah Trains With Surf Legend Laird Hamilton

In the past when he was with the Chicago Bulls, current New York Knicks center Joakim Noah took a more unconventional approach toward his off-season training.

How did he do it? He worked out with big-wave surfing legend Laird Hamilton.

Noah credits the workouts, which include working with dumbbells and long, underwater stretches, with increasing his lung capacity and endurance.

“Every time I do this workout, he makes me do something I didn’t think was possible,” Noah said in a sneak peek of his interview on NBA TV’s NBA Inside Stuff.

Even after building his stamina with intense off-season training, Noah struggled with his fitness  after missing nearly the entire preseason with a groin injury. The Bulls, at the time, projected to be a championship contender after Derrick Rose has returned, went just 1-3 to start the 2013-14 season.

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