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Dion Waiters isn’t the only Syracuse alum doing unique training these days

The off-season is the time to put in work and these Syracuse athletes find some different ways to do it

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Last week former Syracuse Orange and current Miami Heat player Dion Waiters gave fans a glimpse of his workout routine. Dion’s career best season was due in part to improved fitness, which he’s achieved in typical Dion fashion.

Wrestling gators is certainly one way you can stay #humbleandhungry on Waiiters Island, but Dion isn’t the only Syracuse alum who puts a different take on the standard gym workout. Back in his Syracuse days, Shamarko Thomas was known for his intense workout routines. His teammates at SU said he was often spotted on South Campus pushing his car uphill. Once he hit the NFL the workouts didn’t stop as you can see here.

Let’s hope #SHAMARKO wasn’t putting the kids through this workout during the alumni clinic on Saturday.

In the past, we’ve seen Justin Pugh of the New York Giants in his off-season MMA workouts, but this year he seems to have stumbled upon some new techniques. Apparently Justin discovered the secret of travel via some kind of elevator portal. Not sure how it will help him against NFL D-lines, but it is a big improvement over flying United.

Since he’s still playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Playoffs, we don’t know what Jerami Grant is doing to enhance his leaping ability, but whatever it is, it’s clearly effective:

We’ll be keeping our eye out for other impressive Syracuse Orange workouts all summer because we know #TheHayIsNeverInTheBarn