An LA Clippers inspired at-home workout: one exercise for every player

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Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Montrezl Harrell: Squat Jumps

This is an explosive move in honor of an explosive player. Montrezl Harrell has certainly earned his “Monsta Trezz” nickname with his ferocious play on the court and this move will help add some fire to your routine. The move is simple to perform (take a comfortable stance, lower into a squat, explode out and jump and high as you can, just like this) but very effective. We think Trezz would approve.

Ivica Zubac: Single-Leg Glute Bridges

One of Zubac’s major strengths is his rebounding. The big man is rebounding at an incredible rate this year, pulling in 14.4 boards per 36 minutes of action (with a total rebounding percentage of 20.6). He’s currently the league-leader in Offensive Rebound Percentage with a rate of 15.2. To rebound like that, you need to box out, and to box out you need a good butt. The Single Leg Glute Bridge is a great way to build a posterior made for cleaning the glass. To perform the exercise, lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Press your back into the floor, engage your core, lift one leg off the ground straight ahead of you and squeeze your glutes to lift your hips toward the ceiling. Lower back into the starting position and repeat for as many reps as you can before switching sides. Check it out here. Keep going until you’re your own round mound of rebound.

Mfiondu Kabengele: Finger Spreads

The rookie out of Florida State recently said he wants to be the next great G-league success story. For now, Kabengele is known as a player with a lot of potential who also happens to be the nephew of Hall-of-Famer Dikembe Mutombo. In honor of his lineage, we want to help you strengthen your hands for proper finger-wagging prowess. For this exercise, pinch together your fingers and thumb, and then wrap them with an elastic band. Move your fingers away from your thumb until the band becomes tight and repeat (like this) until you’re ready to wag your finger disapprovingly at anyone not practicing proper social distancing.

Joakim Noah: Stretching

The former Defensive Player of the year hasn’t yet got the chance to suit up for the Clippers after signing a 10-day contract on March 6.  Noah will have to wait patiently to make his return to the NBA. When he does, he’ll add some much-needed depth to Clippers big man position and length when he’s on the floor. In honor of that length, help your body cool down, recover, and stay limber by making sure to get in a good full-body stretch at the end of your workout.

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There you have it. Our Clippers-inspired at home workout to keep you in game shape while the NBA season is on hold. Now get moving!