NBA FIT Team: Jerome Williams
When you are at the end of a workout and need that extra push, what do you think about for motivation?
I think about how hard my opponent or soon to be opponent is working. I would think about climbing that mountain and saying to myself “Hey, this is painful, hard and tough, but how hungry am I?” Because my opponent is going to be just as talented and just as hungry.
What are some of your favorite fruits and vegetables that help keep your energy level up and that contribute to keeping you in shape?
Bananas, strawberries, grapes and mangoes. Bananas have a lot of potassium, and potassium is good for you.
Staying hydrated throughout the day is very important especially while working out. How often do you consume water and do you have any ways that remind you to drink fluids?
I drink a liter of water first thing in the morning and a liter of water before I go to bed. That way, I get two liters of water in, 24 hours at least. I drink juice and water throughout the day, and at minimum trying to get to a gallon a day.
Do you have a favorite meal today and has it changed from when you were growing up? When you were playing and traveling, it must have been hard to stay on a healthy diet, what steps did you take to get healthy meals?
My favorite meal is Mom’s Mad Dog meat loaf, and you can check out the recipe on nba.com. Since then, it has changed to a healthier, more energetic diet. While playing I consumed chicken and pasta, those were my two favorites and still are today. The team kept us pretty healthy, but prior to that I would preplan and look at the menu to see if I could eat something healthy.
Growing up, what kind of exercise activities did you participate in? How often did you go outside? What were some of the games you played besides basketball?
Growing up I played outside everyday after homework. I was very active. I love Kickball and football. I also played baseball and soccer. I love go kart racing, and that is a sport. I also played dodgetball, which was big.