Sting forward Allison Feaster has performed at the highest level for years and is a WNBA All-Star thanks to her level of committment to her own personal fitness. She can even do 40 push-ups in a row!
Feaster plays basketball all year long.|
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I like to jog. It's a great overall body workout
What's your favorite exercise for upper body?
Push-ups. I like to do push-ups because you can do them anywhere.
Running in the pool.
What do you do to stay in shape during the offseason?
Play basketball in France
Running 17's. It's a drill we do where you have to touch 17 lines.
Is there a fitness/exercise goal that you've set for yourself that you're
working towards now?
My fitness goal is to just maintain my current level of fitness.
Is there a fitness accomplishment you're most proud of?
I am proud of the number of push-ups I am able to do consecutively. When I started out I could do only five push-ups consecutively, now I can do 40.
What advice would you give to someone who wanted to get into better shape
for playing basketball?
Be committed to your goal. Realize that it's a long term process.
Fitness and exercise are an integral part of my life. It has been the key to my success and my health.
Is there a song/type of music that you listen to while you're working out?
Is there a fitness product on TV that makes you laugh the most?
There are a couple, Buns of Steel and the Ab Roller.
Is there a certain food/meal that you like to eat before games? What foods
do you have a weakness for? What's your favorite healthy snack?
I am light eater before games. My weakness is sweets. My favorite healthy snack is fruit.
I began working out in grade school. My fitness routine has changed as I have worked to become an elite athlete. My workout has become very specialized. For me, my fitness routine is a year-round continual process