Arnie Kander’s post-workout smoothies include a low-calorie for Jason Maxiell

Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

So just like in past years, when workouts conclude at the practice facility, players grab a cup filled with a green substance that looks like an unappetizing blend of seaweed and liquid. It’s actually a smoothie full of the essentials highly trained athletes need to compete.

Assistant coach Charles Klask, who was about to down a cup on Friday, said it actually isn’t bad.

Kander gets the concoction to his players within 20 minutes of the conclusion of practice to help them recover from Frank’s long workouts. The smoothies are designed for specific players. Thin rookie Brandon Knight gets a smoothie full of fats and proteins; husky Jason Maxiell gets one with about 50 fewer calories.

It’s always awesome to learn more about Arnie Kander’s methods, and Ellis’ article explains a bit more how Kander plans to handle the shortened season.

Tags: Brandon Knight Jason Maxiell