Trainer Tim Grover gained a lot of notoriety in the 1990’s for training Michael Jordan. NBA super-stars have been flocking to the trainer ever since, and you can now add Tracy McGrady to Grover’s client list. McGrady had micro-fracture knee surgery earlier this year, and has been working with Grover to get ready for the upcoming 2009-10 NBA season. McGrady says he feels great and will be healthy and ready to go this year.
McGrady has been injury prone throughout his career, most often his back and knees. Grover was quoted as saying McGrady’s “whole body was imbalanced from basically his shoulder blades down to his feet.” He added that McGrady had almost no core strength and that had a lot to do with his back problems. McGrady wishes he would have gone to Grover earlier in his career, stating that Grover’s workouts and rehabilitation will make you a better player and extend your career.
Tim Grover seems to know exactly what he is doing with these top-tier athletes, and if I were an NBA player (or any pro athlete for that matter) I would definitely sign up with this guy. The Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas has also been working out with Grover, and credits him for getting him back to (or even better than) the player he was before the three knee surgeries he has had in the past year and a half. Tim Grover seems to be the answer for NBA players who are injury prone and I am looking forward to see if his training actually pays off for Arenas and McGrady.