Nuggets already at work preparing for 2011-12 season

For Nuggets strength-and-conditioning coach Steve Hess, there is no offseason.

Hess, recognized as one of the best in professional sports, has been working with several Nuggets over the past few weeks, including Chris Andersen, Al Harrington, Ty Lawson and Nene.

Whether he’s working with NBA players, youth groups or out-of-shape journalists, the goal is straightforward: Get better every day.

Hess plans to check in periodically with this summer for a glimpse inside what the rest of us refer to as “the offseason.”