Article on Chris Walker's development as he prepares for 2014-15 season

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    We have some guys that would benefit greatly from studying shooting from Teddy.
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    Teddy had the sweetest stroke of any Gator player I ever watched. Glad he's found a way to pass his knowledge of shooting mechanics along to future and current Gators. Have always been and will always be a fan of Teddy.
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    Back to Walker, I'm more interested in seeing him add strength than size. I've watched Joakim closely throughout his career with the Bulls and he's gained a total of about four pounds, but gets stronger every year. He is one of the most defensively formidable centers in the NBA at less than 240 pounds. He has become very hard to push around.

    I'd like to see Walker get strong enough to be effective at both the four and the five this season. I hope he's learned enough from the S&C staff to do some good lifting on his own because he can gain a lot of strength between now and when the season starts. Don't know how much actual strength building can be accomplished once the season starts, but from my own experience with weight lifting, you can gain an awful lot of strength in six months.
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    ^^^^^^
    Gets it....like KG when he was younger, it is more about adding strength, not a ton of weight, for Cwalk....especially in his lower body so he has a firmer base to defend in the post
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    Needs to weigh 225 at least, 6'10 200 is rediculous. Obviously the purpose is to gain good weight not sit on the sofa eating Bon bons
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    My Bon bons are all spoken for, Thank you...;)
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    Not to split hairs with Teddy, but when you milk a cow your thumbs are up.

    But more to the point, these are terrific teaching videos.
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    Lol, I asked him about that. He pointed out that the thumb is the utter, and he reminds them if you milk a cow, you have to grab the things sticking down. That's why you see them yanking on their thumbs after they throw sometimes. It's just a mental trick to keep you thinking
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    He's 220 now. No problem adding five pounds by the time the season starts. I added five just through the NCAA tournament with all the beer I drank watching the Gators hang on. Surely Chris can pack on a pound a month of good weight, the kind that comes from eating lean red meat and doing squats and dead lifts.

    I can't imagine doing dead lifts at that height. That's a long way to bring that bar up, then down again. Hurts just thinking about it. But like Bullis said, that lower body training is what will get Chris' feet super-glued to the floor down low. My stance and explosiveness at the dojo improved 100% when I started putting more emphasis on those exercises. I still hate doing them. Guys my age aren't even supposed to use bars, but my new, super cheap ghetto gym doesn't have the fancy cable stuff that my old, super expensive suburban gym does.
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    In fairness to Teddy, his daddy was a doctor, not a farmer. Doubt Teddy ever touched a cow until it was cooked. I've never milked a cow myself, never had a very good stroke either.
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