• @Crimsonorblue22 I just tweeted this to Ingram, and Diallo letting them know that they would get some serious strength and conditioning during their ONE year layover at KU.

  • I can see Ingram snapping his legs trying to squat that lol.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Mason is my fav player! He reminds me of Jarrod Dyson on Royals who has that sheer determination - looking for that next steal! Don’t ask me why or how, but they both have that look in their eyes. Although Mason has some development left in the bb iq area - or perhaps he’s too fatigued playing the most minutes last season. Here’s hoping & praying & wishing that he grows and matures this summer to knock all D1 PGs out of the water come this season! Thanks for posting the video!

  • @Statmachine had to laugh! I bet Hudy looks good to him!! Huge asset!

  • Brings back memories of two weight rooms. The nice one at AFH annex (which is now upgraded to state of the art) and the grungy one under the steps at Memorial Stadium.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 He does look awfully frail. I suppose he grew 3 inches and put on no weight during the basketball season. He NEEDS a nutritionist and a weight trainer big time!

  • @JayhawkRock78 they still treat them the same way too!

  • At least we got to use the nice digs for the indoor season. A few months in warm AFH (dirt track back then) and the locker room at AFH was nicer too.

  • Rock Chalk work ethic…Go Frank

  • @JayhawkRock78

    “Brings back memories of two weight rooms. The nice one at AFH annex (which is now upgraded to state of the art) and the grungy one under the steps at Memorial Stadium.”

    I always did my lifting in a grunge hole.

    Had a guy once tell me that you will get improved performance from lifting in grunge holes that always have the same smell because you develop a pavlovian response upon hitting that odor upon arrival and your body already starts responding properly with adrenaline. I think it made logical sense and I needed to support my reasons for working out in a dump.

    BTW: Rock on, Frank!

  • @drgnslayr yuck!

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    I can’t ever recall having a girlfriend during most of those years… and I was built like the Hulk. Maybe the odor clung on and didn’t wash off from a shower.

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Lots of lonely years, just me, a basketball and some weights.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 Beast! I knew Frank was strong, but dang!

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Holy fecal matter!!!

    Is Self planning on moving Mason to the 5, so we have some serious rebounding next season!!!

    Frank, you are MANIMAL!!!1 2 3 4

    1 MANIMAL is a contraction of MAN and ANIMAL!!!

    2 Manimal is an American action–adventure series that ran from September 30 to December 17, 1983 on NBC. The show centers on the character Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), a shape-shifting man who possessed the ability to turn himself into any animal he chose. He used this ability to help the police solve crimes.

    3 MANIMAL was a product of the shamelessly philistine mind of Glen Larson.

    4 Glen Larson so loved the world that he gave it Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy, M.E., The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I. and Knight Rider.

  • @drgnslayr I have a big nose and could pick up scents everywhere I trained, including the AFH dirt track. I can’t find fault with your theory about the Pavlovian response however I just appreciated those days we had some of the nicer things.

  • @drgnslayr Okay Hulkster. I would like to hear your prime weight and height.

    Put in in chat if you must , but your experiences peak my interest.

  • @JayhawkRock78 we want to hear!

  • I agree -he should reveal the beast (I was just giving him a break).

    So beast- inquiring minds want to know?

  • @JayhawkRock78

    I’ve never exposed my height in here… Kind of makes me feel naked. It is part of our mystery when posting.

    I will say that by the time I stopped growing, I would be considered either a 1 or a 2 in college basketball.

    I calculated my weight to be 2.78 lbs per linear inch of height.

    When I later cut out my training I immediately bulked to 3.05 lbs per linear inch of height.

    I never got in the tank to have it checked but I’m guessing my total body fat in my prime was down to around 6%. I read that 5% or lower and you start losing performance for most sports and I never lost enough essential fat to have endurance issues. I’m guessing my total body fat now is up to around 20%… lazy old man!

    Think my maximum bench was 305 or 310. Can’t recall my squat.

    My typical day involved 1 to 1 1/2 hours in the weight room. 3 hours of solid basketball training. And every night I had a 1 1/2 mile course around my house and I’d run it twice at full speed and time it. That was my typical day, 7 days a week. Sometimes it varied but not much. I rarely had a day when I didn’t train. It would zap my energy to stop.

  • It’s great what Hudy does for these guys from a purely physical standpoint. She is one of the best, no doubt. I would be curious to know what kind of mental training our athletes do as well. Things like visualization have been shown to improve performance substantially.

    If I recall, Greg Louganis, the US Olympic champion diver, spent a vast amount of time during training not actually diving at all, but rather visualizing his dives over and over from start to finish in his mind. I wonder if our team spends any time visualizing the ball going in the basket from different areas of the floor or visualizing correct footwork down on the block or sinking clutch free throws? I think our guys are generally prepared for battle physically, but maybe a little time spent on the mental aspect and visualization, if they don’t do that already, could propel their overall on-court results into the stratosphere.

  • @drgnslayr You say you were the height of a 1 or a 2. What position did you play overseas, the 3 or the 4?

  • Ah, the smell of Cramergesic in the morning. Wasn’t it Robert Duvall who said that in Apocalypse Now? The so-called locker room humor of adding it to a tyro’s jock strap.


  • @wrwlumpy I used Atomic Balm when I was in the twilight of my softball career. WOW is that stuff hot! And it will clear your sinus’ as well. GOOOOOD STUFF.

  • @wrwlumpy Dated the Cramer gal but never got any free stuff.

  • @drgnslayr KU med center tested us. Get in the pool, rub the air bubbles off your body and sit on the disk under water and empty your lungs. I was 6% and they said that’s low as you can get for your events or you will lose performance (just as you said) actually I had to watch the weight all the time at KU. I much preferred carrying another 20 pounds and did from post college to 40 ish.

  • @drgnslayr Sounds like when I worked at Hardee’s in High School. I couldn’t eat a hamburger for 10 years after I quit there.

  • @JayhawkRock78 Maybe we ALL should !! You go first !

  • @drgnslayr That’s quite a routine.

  • @dylans

    I was considered a utility player. 2 thru 4. Mostly backup minutes. On very rare occasions I played the 5! Why? Because on certain post players they didn’t know how to score on a guy who knew how to use his body in the paint. My specialty was defense and rebounding. On one team we had a guy that was 7’1" and I was the only one who could guard him down low because I’d lower my center of gravity, keep my hand s up high, and just come up with my lower torso and walk him right out of the paint with low body contact! Perfectly legal. Just back off when the guy goes up for his shot and then go straight up to make him shoot over you. Always try to hedge a guy away from the 3/4 sides of the low post because even bad post players can make one off the glass.

    I played physical ball and European ball was built for me because they allowed a lot of contact! Flops didn’t exist where I was, and if a player went down, rarely would he get a call.

    What killed my game is my early growth forcing me into the post as a kid and I continued to develop as a post player, then I stopped growing. I never was a great scorer, definitely not a good perimeter shooter, and because of that I would work much harder on defense. My thoughts were… “if I’m not going to score, then THEY are not going to score!”


    After my last operation when I completely tore off my patella, back in the early 90s, I had dribbled my last basketball. I’ve never been able to maintain a routine since then. The carrot was removed from under my nose and I haven’t been able to motivate myself to just go back to that lifestyle, even though I enjoyed working out every bit as much as competing on a court.

    Funny… but when you get your body fat down so low you can feel it when you add even 1 lb of fat (or fluid, most likely). I’d get that feeling and I’d go earlier to my workouts. At this level you are definitely in touch with your body!

  • @nuleafjhawk

    In my boxing/martial arts days I got turned on to this:


    All the Thai boxers used this stuff. Mmmmm… good! Nice and hot!

  • Bruce Springsteen must have been reading this thread in a time warp when he came up with the idea for “Glory Days”

  • @JayhawkRock78 My grandmothers second husband had been married to a Cramer girl. We were almost distant relations thru marriage. haha.

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