You might wonder if she gets confused between pounds and kilograms when stacking the weights and pumping iron, but either way, Lauren Jackson is committed to fitness and taking care of herself. After winning the 2003 WNBA MVP award and the 2004 WNBA title, the versatile Australian is at the top of her game and THE game. Just think how scary it might be if she could stay away from the McDonalds. Hear just how one of the best players in the game does it.
Q. Do you have a favorite exercise for lower body?
The leg press.
Jackson much prefers lifting the championship trophy than a medicine
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The bench press. The results are far more obvious. You can lift more and you get bigger muscles.
Q. What's your favorite cardio exercise?
The exercise bike.
Q. How do you work out on your off days during the season?
Q. What do you do to stay in shape during the offseason?
When not rehabbing... The WNBL season in Australia.
Q. What is your toughest fitness challenge?
WNBA training camp!
Q. Is there a particular fitness/exercise goal that you have for yourself?
Just to become bigger, stronger and fitter.
Q. Is there a fitness accomplishment you're most proud of?
The 250-kilogram leg press.
Q. Is there one exercise that you hate doing and have to force yourself to complete?
The medicine ball for my abs.
Q. What advice would you give to someone who wanted to get into better shape for playing basketball?
Just to play lots of pick up basketball.
Q. How would you describe the role/importance of fitness and exercise in your life?
It makes me feel more confident and play better ball. I don't get as tired and it is easier to concentrate.
Q. Is there a fitness product on t.v. that makes you laugh the most?
Q. Is there a certain food/meal that you like to eat before games?
Before games, I eat pasta with marinara saurce. Pretty basic. I have a huge weakness for McDonald's, but I also enjoy low fat healthy snacks.