Basketball Workouts With NBA All-Star Joe Johnson

By Don Kelbick

I had the opportunity to work out with Joe Johnson, NBA All-Star of the Hawks. He was in Miami for a quick vacation. This was what his schedule looked like.


  • 3 pm – arrive Miami
  • 5 pm – strength training
  • 6:15 – speed and agility training
  • Friday

  • 10 am – strength training
  • 12:00 – shooting workout (450 made shots)
  • 2:30 – yoga and flexibilty
  • Saturday

  • 9:30 – shooting workout (430 made shots)
  • 12:00 – strength training
  • 3 pm – massage therapy
  • Sunday

  • 10:00 – strength training
  • 11:30 – speed and agility
  • 2 pm – yoga and flexibility
  • joejohnson.jpg
    Photo By Chris Nelson

    Monday – 11 am depart Miami.

    This is a guy who is 26 years old, single, wealthy and on vacation in one of the most decadent atmospheres in the world for the first time. Don’t let anyone tell you that NBA players don’t work hard.


    1. Ryan — February 21, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

      I am in 10th grade and i go to a very small school and i only have been playin basketball for one year i got called up to varsity this yera with 6 other 10th graders that where all ready up there and i am tryin to earn a startin spot next year durin the summer when i am shootin if i where to wear a chest weight would that help me or should i just go with out it

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    3. Don Kelbick — August 27, 2009 @ 1:45 am

      Go without it. If you don’t know how or when to use one you will hurt yourself

    4. Gerry Leung — July 23, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

      How can i jump higher. I am 5’6 going to be a freshman. I wanna dunk next year and i can only get the bottom of the backboard right now.

    5. John Meltz — May 17, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

      What type of strength training does he do, like lower body or upper body or a combination. Also for speed and quickness training what drills should I do.

    6. Daniella — October 5, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

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    7. — January 19, 2014 @ 10:34 am

      Intriguing blog post. I’m excited to study more of the work.

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