Stephen Curry’s secret ability that explains why he never gets tired
Apart from his unworldly ability to shoot the basketball, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has another unique skill. This peculiar talent allows him play his exhausting brand of basketball, without growing tired as much as a normal human would.
As detailed in an ESPN report by David Fleming, the two-time NBA MVP rarely gets tired during games because of his ability to rapidly lower his heart rate during short breaks.
While other players are already huffing and puffing in the closing minutes of games, Curry usually looks fresh as if the match just started. He attributes his second wind by repeatedly controlling his breathing right in the middle of the game. During dead balls or time-outs, the 32-year-old sniper calmly composes himself to lower his heart rate.
Aside from sharpening his basketball skills inside the gym, Curry also allots time to perfect his breathing technique.
To be clear, Curry is human, too, and still feels out of breath sometimes at the end of his grueling workouts. Most players just sit back and sip some Gatorade, but the Warriors All-Star elects to lie on his back and have sandbag weights placed below his rib cage in order to overload, and train, his diaphragm.
Stephen Curry’s unusual but effective method is doing wonders for him so far, considering he has played above 30 minutes per game throughout the 2020-21 season. He is averaging 34.3 minutes in Golden State’s first 15 games, the most he’s logged in since 2013.
After shrugging off a slow start, Curry is back to his old self with phenomenal averages of 28.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting from the field and 37.1 percent from deep, along with 5.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.2 steals.