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How NBA player Rashad Vaughn gets his core ready to ball!

Change of direction, leaping off one or two feet, maybe another very large person hanging onto one of your arms or shouldering you as they too jump…the on-court life of an NBA player. You better bring the core strength...
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Everything to gain: Preparing for the NBA draft

USA TODAY Sports takes a look at the intense preparation that Jaylen Brown, Caris LeVert and Henry Ellenson are enduring in order to be ready for the draft.

Getting To Know America’s Top Trainer & Eastbay’s Newest Contributor

“Hard work pays off.” That’s a phrase you often see on gym walls and in locker rooms. Some people claim it to be their motto or their mantra, but few take it to heart. Few people actually live that...
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Travelle Gaines grades the prospects

Travelle Gaines speaks with NFL.com about the 2014 combine. Grading the athletes takes an expert and Travelle is that expert. As the founder of Athletic Gaines Travelle knows what it takes to turn a dream into a realization. Learn...
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Training With The Pros Episode 1

Travelle Gaines joins Subway to demonstrate some exercises you can do to increase your strength. Orlando Scandrick join Travelle to show you what they should look like. Join us at Athletic Gaines to take your training to the next...
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Penn Trains Hard To Regain His Pro Bowl Form

Donald Penn made it to the Pro Bowl after the 2010 season as a tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But last season Penn (and the rest of Bucs) are struggled, and the team released him in the spring....
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New role in Chicago means whole new weight class for Lamarr Houston

LOS ANGELES -- Generally speaking, when NFL players are working to lose weight in the offseason, it's a slightly desperate reaction to months of eating too much, partying too hard and rarely thinking about football. It's not like it...

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says there is no question that he is the league's best runner. The numbers would certainly favor McCoy, but he is doing it in ways other running backs of the past haven't. McCoy is featured on one of...