Stephen Curry (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Steph Curry’s Off-Day Schedule
8:00 AM: Wake-Up
8:15 AM: Play with Kids
8:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM: Basketball training & practice
12:00 PM: Neurocognitive training
2:00 PM: Lunch
3:00 PM: Recovery Work
5:00 PM: Nap
6:30 PM: Dinner
8:00 PM: Family time
9:30 PM: Movies
10:30 PM: “No screen time”
11:00 PM: Bed
You don’t become the best shooter in NBA history by accident. Steph consistently puts up 300 shots after each practice during the season, and during the offseason Curry will ramp up his shooting to over 500 shots a day. Steph makes sure to shoot three types of shots. He’ll start by shooting spot-up 3’s where he shoots from the same spot on the floor over and over again. Next, Steph shoots dribble pull-ups. He focuses on transitioning as fast as possible from dribbling to shooting. This bolsters the “quick trigger” he is known for having. He finishes his shooting routine practicing his floaters which he uses to loft the ball up and over larger defenders when he gets to the basket.
To improve his hand-eye coordination and decision making speed, Steph utilizes a light display system and special pair of goggles. Curry uses the goggles to distract his eyes while he dribbles. This builds his focus and mind-body connection.
When training with the light system, Curry dribbles a ball facing the display, and when a certain color flashes on the lights, he performs a corresponding move. Reacting quickly to the lights improves his decision making speed helping him react to defenders on the court.
Ayesha Curry is a renowned cook with several cookbooks to her name, and will be hosting ABC’s new cooking show “Family Food Fight”. As you may expect, she cooks the majority of Steph’s meals. Curry says he watches his diet
“pretty closely. With how much we run during games, and how many games we play, I need as many calories as I can get. It’s not a very strict diet at all, but the more years I go, the more experience I have, the more that nutrition and eating the right foods is important for recovery and things like that. So I try to study that more, but I’m pretty much on the ‘eat whatever you can diet’ just to get those calories in.”
At breakfast time, Ayesha fixes Steph a quick smoothie full of antioxidants and protein. He’s normally in a rush in the morning, so the smoothie is a great portable option. At around 10:00 am Ayesha begins to prep lunch. She tries to make 10 containers filled with vegetables, protein, and healthy starches like sweet potatoes. These containers normally last a few days around the house, and Steph will use them as snacks too. Typically, the family will sit down for dinner around 6:30-7:00 PM. One of the Curry family’s favorite meals is pasta. Ayesha makes her famous pasta sauce and normally serves chicken alongside it.
On game days, Steph has also been known to stray a bit from his healthier diet and eats PB & J for his pre-game meal. Who would’ve guessed the world’s best shooter runs on a childhood staple?
Like his rival LeBron James, Steph prioritizes sleep, trying to get at least 8 hours of rest every night. He tries his best to keep the 8 hours consistent to help his sleep clock, which is part of our natural circadian rhythm. After seeing performance enhancing sleep specialist Cheri Mah, Curry has also begun to cut out screens before bed. Mah maintains that being on your phone or watching Netflix before bed adversely affects sleep.
Steph believes his sleeping habits help him get an edge on the competition. Many other NBA players sacrifice hours of sleep to pursue fun nightlife activities. Curry seems to be more interested in making it to Championships than nightclubs.
Steph performs plenty of standard recovery activities like stretching and soft-tissue restoration, but he also swears by a newer form of recovery: sensory-deprivation tanks. The tanks contain body temperature water saturated with Epsom salts and magnesium. The minerals help relax and repair Steph’s muscles as he floats in the tank.
He also told Business Insider the tanks help with disconnecting from his busy life saying: “It’s one of the only places where you can really get unplugged from all the noise and distractions that go on with daily life.”
Even with his jam-packed schedule, Steph ensures he still makes time for the family. After a Christmas Day game that Steph missed due to injury, the family gathered to open presents and spend some pajama time together. His two daughters Riley (5) and Ryan (2) love getting to spend time with their Dad.
Q and A time
1. What do you do during the off season to stay in shape and improve your game?
I stay in the gym six days per week working on my game, lifting and doing conditioning. Working about three hours per day keeps my game sharp over the summer so I can get ahead going into the next season.
2. How do you motivate yourself to work out and what do you do to keep your workouts from getting boring?
I motivate myself knowing that if I am not in the gym, someone else is trying to take my spot. The NBA is competitive and you have to continue to get better every day.
3. What type of exercises do you do to help build your endurance?
Long distance running, riding my bike around town and swimming.
4. What do you eat for breakfast to get you going for the day?
Fruit, eggs and waffles with a nice glass of orange juice. Sometimes I’ll have a bagel.
5. What is your favorite pre-game meal? How do you recharge after a tough workout?
My wife makes a mean pasta dish when I am at home. On the road I eat a turkey sandwich and fruit.
6. What types of activities did you use to do with your family to stay healthy when you were a kid?
We loved to play basketball in the driveway, and now me and my dad play golf a lot (usually walking the course).
7. When you were growing up, what were some of your favorite activities that you did with your friends?
Rollerblading, riding bikes and playing other sports.
As per reports, Curry’s handicap is +2.2. That’s a better number than most others, even ranging upto +13.9 (Mark Wahlberg). An older 2019 source reveals Curry was previously a +0.1 handicap.
Curry himself has spoken about playing golf properly, maybe after his NBA career is wrapped. That being said, it will never be an easy transition, especially having played one sport extensively. And even if his handicap is better than others, it won’t help him excel on the professional tour.
While talking to Golf.com, Steph Curry voiced his opinion on the matter. “When I played with Jordan [Spieth], the misses are here and mine are here,” Curry said. “Even when I played in the old Web.com event — the Ellie Mae Classic — I think the biggest difference was…That fourth round I played, when I got out there, it was the third hole, I sprayed two tee shots right and they went out of bounds”.