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Brandon Ingram looks to be gearing up for resumption of 2019-20 NBA season

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The New Orleans Pelicans starting small forward was in the midst of his first All-Star campaign before league action was suspended due to Covid-19.

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According to Kieon Dorsey’s Instagram account, Brandon Ingram has been working on his strength and conditioning in High Point, North Carolina.

Dorsey, the Fitness Director of the Sportscenter Athletic Club and a longtime noted personal trainer, has posted several videos in recent days displaying Ingram lifting various weights, performing cardiovascular training and doing resistance work in a swimming pool.

Ingram’s frame has long been a topic of discussion since he first entered the league, and he’s maintained a similar build through his professional years. However, that hasn’t been by design. He previously amended his diet to gain weight while at Duke and during the days leading up to the 2016 Draft to and then a few years ago he admitted to GQ that he attempts to overeat in summers.

As for those who complain he doesn’t spend enough time in weight rooms, an interview last fall with Marc Spears from The Undefeated revealed Ingram puts forth the effort but he has to be careful moving forward. According to B.I., training was partially responsible for the blood clot he suffered in his final year with the Los Angeles Lakers.

“I really knew what was behind it,” Ingram said. “It was the structure of my body and how I sit and how I train in the weight room. I have to train a different way with my muscles and how strong I can be pertaining to different muscles. I wasn’t scared at all after it was explained to me. I just went through the process and got here.”

Ingram was in the midst of his first All-Star campaign, enjoying averages of 24.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 threes, before the NBA was forced to suspend play on March 11th due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With players set to return to their markets to begin training camp later this month and the league hoping to resume regular season games on July 30th, it appears Brandon Ingram is doing all that he can to prepare his body for what will be an unprecedented sprint to the finish line.