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.
In case you were wondering what Dion Waiters was up to this offseason... He's busy wresting alligators.— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) April 21, 2017
(via Waiters3 / IG) pic.twitter.com/LNPWVIPXvs
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.
Your #NYGiants schedule - come along for the ride in 2017! ⬆️ pic.twitter.com/1NR9HGKXic— New York Giants (@Giants) April 21, 2017
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:
Jerami Grant taking matters into his own hands. We've got a ballgame on ABC. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/1mfwrXGIF3— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) April 23, 2017
We’ll be keeping our eye out for other impressive Syracuse Orange workouts all summer because we know #TheHayIsNeverInTheBarn