The benefits are quite apparent in the physique changes for Harkless. Not only has he added 12 pounds of bulk, but he even grew an inch to 6-foot, 9-inches tall. He couldn’t bench press 225 pounds prior to last season, and now he’s doing three-repetition sets of 275 pounds with ease.

On the court, Harkless is already noticing the plusses of the added strength as he’s able to better absorb contact and finish around the rim. And no longer is he the skinny player others could muscle around when he tried to body up to them.