Mason Plumlee spoke to STACK, a website that tracks athletes' training techniques, about how the Nets help him be the best he can be. It's world of team chefs, nutritional supplements, naps, sleep trackers and "leg days."
Here's some of what he told STACK's Jordan Zirm.
On how the Nets take care of the players' daily needs...
"The team provides healthy meals. I've got two chefs with Brooklyn [Nets]. They do a really good job. Aside from that, I have a pack of multivitamins that our strength coach puts together. Off the top of my head I know it contains fish oils, Omega 3s..."
On sleep and napping...
"It’s not so much how much you get but what part of the cycle you wake up in. You can sleep over eight hours, but if you wake up in the beginning of the cycle you feel really groggy. We play a lot of 7:30, 8 o'clock games. I always want to take a half hour or longer nap just to shorten the day."
On the team's use of sleep tracking devices...
"I would wear the tracker but I would never actually look at the numbers. I never had the numbers reported to me by the trainers. I just had them keep it for their records. I always wanted to track my sleep. Ours is on a 1 to 100 scale of how well rested you are, so I wouldn’t want to look at it before a game and see it say 85 and be like, "Aw man I am not well rested."
Plumlee also talked about the difficulties of playing in China, which he's done twice, once at Duke and this summer ... and how it's far different from a trip to England.
How Mason Plumlee Learned the Value of Leg Days and a Good Night's Sleep - Jordan Zirm - STACK