Pilates, yoga and pedicure are the keys to the Miami Heat guard's success, according to a new profile in the Wall Street Journal. Wade says he was unable to workout with team trainers during last year's lockout. A new trainer introduced him to alternative training methods and he's embraced them ever since.
"I have tight hips and I felt I needed to loosen up and be more flexible as I got older," says Mr. Wade. He started taking private yoga lessons. "Just basic yoga—I wasn't ready for the hot stuff," he says. "Yoga is a totally different way of stretching and really challenging." Mr. Wade says he persuaded his teammate, LeBron James, to join him. "He's stiffer than me," he jokes.
Mr. James, in turn, persuaded Mr. Wade to try machine-based Pilates, which lengthens muscles and strengthens the core muscles. "I really felt the Pilates loosen up my muscles," says Mr. Wade. The attention to stretching has paid off during the season. "I recall making a move, and the basketball ended up on my foot and I almost did a split on the ball. Normally, that's a groin pull, but I bounced back."
D-Wade also discusses more on fashion and the benefits of pedicures—which he first mentioned last fall in GQ and modeled Gucci's Circuit Boy FW 2011 collection. It's always a pleasure reading up on Wade. He's so confident and marches to his on beat. Read the full interview HERE.
On Sunday evening, Dwyane Wade scored 31 points and the Miami Heat defeated the Orlando Magic 91-81.