• DavidForReal

    Emmitt must have moved in to the weight room – kid’s a BEAST!

  • SCHoosier

    Looked like a hell of a workout. Have to trust the trainers..but work outs in bare feet can often lead to a plantar fasciitis which results in a very painful foot/heel injury that’s tough to recover from. If you’ve ever have one you will appreciate my comment. But hey these guys are supermen..right?

  • Doug

    Anyone know why jbj hasn’t been in any videos for at least a week?

  • Druzy317

    Any reason Priller wasn’t participating?

  • Ole Man

    Possible injury.

  • cbags05

    Troy get after it! Show us something this year!

  • inLinE6

    Moving onto academic scholarship? LOL.

  • inLinE6

    No injury report?

  • Guyton25

    Very cool. I love Lyonel Anderson’s style. These are the kinds of workouts you can get into.

  • HannerTime Hoosier


  • TomJameson

    They’re working out in deep, soft sand. You would have a point if they were on a hardwood floor.

  • TomJameson

    Awww, he probably just tweaked something and he’s laying out of the legwork just in case. If he was injured we’d hear something by now.

  • Ole Man

    Apparently, according to Alex, it’s minor; and IU doesn’t report a lot on its injuries.
    He was back to dunking the ball last night.

  • Oldfan

    I sure hope that sand pit is in a secured area. It would be bad news if someone put broken glass in there.

  • Icecreamncrimson

    ^^Somebody track this guy’s IP

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    So Lyonel taught them how to do the salsa in the sand. If it leads to being able to stay in front of their man on D I’m all for it! 😀

  • AssemblyBall

    “Mental is to Physical as 4 is to 1″….Coach Knight. None of this crap matters when you are faced with important basketball decisions that require one to think – you know, passing the ball to a wide open man under the basket instead of hoisting a three pointer at the end of a game OR mentally challenging yourself that you are not going to let you man score this possession OR anticipating what is going to happen before your opponent does. These things win basketball games. This isn’t some damn Ironman event. They will look good for the team photo though.

  • Hoosier_DC

    When you push yourself beyond discomfort physically, you develop mentally.

  • AssemblyBall

    I am talking about mentally understanding the game of basketball and knowing what to do in game situations. Physical discomfort will develop your ability to mentally play through pain but will never improve your understanding of the game.

  • Crimson&CremeFraiche

    There is absolutely no way they will benefit from this on the basketball court. (Sarcasm)

  • IULore

    If people walked in bare feet more they wouldn’t get things like plantar fasciitis. That’s the whole Idea of the 5 finger shoes!

  • marcusgresham

    I was thinking more along the lines of making sure there weren’t any cats with access to the sand.

  • marcusgresham

    I disagree. Physical fatigue often leads to reduction in decision-making. It also leads to playing defense with your hands when you should be moving your feet.
    Go back and listen to interviews with Loyola Marymount from the late 80s. They didn’t care if they were behind going into the 2nd half because they knew if they had succeeded in getting the opponents to play at their tempo they had the advantage because they were far superior in conditioning.

  • marcusgresham

    You also have to factor in that they are only allowed a minimal amount of individual basketball instruction during this time period and the one thing they can do as a collective to improve is to work on conditioning.
    Why do you think Walter Payton and Jerry Rice ran wind sprints up giant sand dunes in Mississippi? It didn’t have any direct correlation to carrying or catching a football but I think their careers turned out OK.

  • onehoosier

    Love that they share these videos. It gives me a new appreciation of how hard
    these guys work.

  • onehoosier

    Wow, some people are never happy! Using sand to lower the impact and increase the difficulty seems like innovative off-season training. Of course they have to make smart basketball decisions, come on, do you really have to be critical of summer cardio workouts?

  • AssemblyBall

    Are you referring to the same Loyola team that lost in the 2nd Rd in ’88 (gave up 123 pts), lost in the 1st Rd in ’89 (gave up 120 pts) and the elite 8 in ’90 (gave up 131 pts!!). So glad that superior conditioning paid off come March. Another stellar post from an ITHer.

  • SilentBob

    That has to be the worst Knight quote I’ve ever seen. “Mental is to physical as man is to wife” would be much more accurate. Sure you can separate them and talk about their individual merits but they work together as a whole. If one sags behind the whole relationship suffers.

    And as Marcus mentioned they’re only allowed two hours of skill instruction a week through the summer.

  • marcusgresham

    They won several more than they lost—and minus Gathers & Kimble, usually with lesser talent. As I’m sure you remember, the Elite 8 run was done without Gathers, too. Go back and look at the faces of the Michigan players in that tournament—they’d never experienced anything like that in their lives.

    Using their defensive numbers as an example isn’t really relevant because they weren’t trying to stop anyone—the way they played defense was to totally deny the ball and go for the steal….and if you got burnt, get to the other end as fast as you can and score.

  • marcusgresham

    If you gave that dude a pair of $10 bills he’d complain that it wasn’t two 5s.

  • Robert Golden


  • Kyl470

    So what do you want them to do? Play Trivial Pursuit? The NCAA restricts the amount of time coaches can work with players on “skill” instruction. However, they are allowed to do condition drills like this that don’t count against “skill” instruction time.

  • SCHoosier

    Maybe..after all I’m not a doctor and have never played one on TV:)

  • marcusgresham

    Not on TV, but surely once or twice at a junior high party.

  • marcusgresham

    Johnson must have been his roommate if he did.