Originally posted on NBA.com  |  Last updated 12/8/11
December 8, 2011 Other One-On-Ones: McKechnie Pt. 1 | Davis | Casey Pt. 1 | Casey Pt. 2 Before the start of training camp, Jay Satur sat down with the new members of the Raptors' coaching staff to discuss an unusual start to the 2011-12 season and their plans for getting started in Toronto. Here's part two of Jay's interview with director of sports science Alex McKechnie, who discusses his role with the Raptors, the importance of core strength and then challenges ahead with a shortened season. JS: The Raptors lost their share of man-games to injury last season and some of those players commented on learning the importance of core strength a little too late -- namely AFTER being injured. Why is core strength so important for NBA players? AM: Well first of all, core strength is something that's been near and dear to me for many, many years. I developed a system of exercising that's now effectively recognized for the stabilization of pelvic and spinal injuries and spinal dysfunct...
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