Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin lands on the cover of the January/February issue of Men's Health, sharing the workout routine responsible for making him an explosive NBA player.
"Energy is something you can control," Griffin said. "In everything you do, you're going to face people more talented than you. I set myself apart by bringing more energy than they do."
In the issue, on the newsstands Tuesday, Blake talks on a variety of subjects.
On dunking: "I constantly heard that all I do is dunk. And I can understand it. There aren't 'SportsCenter' clips of me shooting 15-footers."
On recovering from injury: "There were days when I didn't feel like going through the same routine. But I learned that if you're positive, any situation can be a chance to improve yourself."
On the importance of being a team player: "I recently got to talk to Magic Johnson. He said he used to tell individual teammates, 'Come in before practice and work with me.' He emphasized that being a leader isn't about just pushing yourself. It's also about motivating teammates."