Q&A with Brandon Bass

1. Can you talk a little bit about what being a member of the NBA/WNBA FIT Team means to you?
It means a lot because Iím one of the players that live a fit lifestyle year-round.

2. What is one cool fact fans would be interested to know about you?
I have rap skills.

3. During the (W)NBA season, you are constantly staying active between practices and games. What do you do during the offseason to stay in shape and improve your skills for the next season?
Yoga, boxing and skills work on the basketball court.

4. Do you work out with any other (W)NBA players/athletes during the offseason?

5. With such a busy travel and game schedule, how do you manage to eat healthy? What does your diet look like on a typical game day?
It is a way of life - smoothie in the morning, salad in the evening, fish and grilled veggies for dinner.

6. It is easy to cut down on sleep when you have a busy schedule. How important is it to your body to get a solid amount of sleep every night?
I think itís the most important.

7. When you were growing up, how important was it for you to stay active and play sports? Aside from basketball, what other sports did you play?
Very important. No other sports, just basketball.

8. When youíre tired or busy how do you motivate yourself to work out? What do you do to keep your workouts from getting boring?
I want to be the best. Switch it up.

9. A healthy breakfast is a very important meal because it fuels your body with energy to help you focus and perform throughout the day. What do you eat for breakfast to get you going for the day?
Large smoothie or Kamut blueberry pancakes.

10. Is there a fun or unique fitness routine or nutrition tip you that you can share?
Fruits and veggies are best for the belly.

11. Rapid fire questions:

a. Push-ups or sit-ups? Push-ups
b. Fruits or vegetables? Fruits
c. Running or swimming? Running
d. How many times per day do you work out? 2-3
e. Favorite place to work out? Spectrum Sports Play in Baton Rouge, LA