Inside look on Camp Sanderson and bonus OMG SHIRTLESS

Submitted by Gentleman Squirrels on August 18th, 2017 at 11:52 PM

Michigan Insider posted an article detailing Jon Sanderson's approach of building functional strength for all the players

Link to article



Another great summer of training, excited to see these guys hoop this year! #GoBlue

— Jon Sanderson (@CampSanderson) August 15, 2017


Bando Calrissian

August 19th, 2017 at 1:05 AM ^

I'm at that point in my life where I look at a picture like that and cannot conceive how any human could ever exert the energy to get in that kind of shape. Because I can't do shit about this 20 pounds that won't go away.

Goggles Paisano

August 19th, 2017 at 6:40 AM ^

It's more about your diet than not working out with the energy and enthusiasm of an 18 year old.  Once you get the good stuff in and the bad stuff out, you will have more energy and want to move or work out more.  Over time that extra 20 will melt away.  Being disciplined with the diet is the hard part.  Beer, wine, chips, cake, pizza, etc - it's hard to put that aside and opt for water, brown rice, sweet potatoes, tons of veggies, chicken, turkey etc.  

My career and family took over and my body and health got away from me.  I made the change about 4 years ago and transformed my body.  It really came down to a strong "want to" more than anything.  If the desire is there to make the change, you can easily do it.  


August 19th, 2017 at 7:05 AM ^

I'm in the process of letting it go, though fighting it. Aggregating an hour commute each way, 9-10 hours in the office, and trying to feed 3 kids 4 and under I'm too exhausted by 9pm when they go to bed to go for a run.. So I'm left with a 30 minute workout at the office gym most days... it's simply not enough.

Goggles Paisano

August 19th, 2017 at 9:04 AM ^

I did the same thing.  It's hard for sure.  Once they get a bit older and are more independent, hopefully you will be ready to crank it back up again.  In the meantime, try to eat better and at least try to get out for a 30-45 minute walk 4-5 times per week.  You can even take the kids and let them ride their bikes/scooters or whatever.  It helps clear your mind a bit after a day at work.  


August 19th, 2017 at 9:36 AM ^

I have 13 year old triplets (including a son with special needs), an 8 year old (with life threatening food allergies) and now a freaking puppy.  I've had 3 hour daily commutes.  Always liked to workout, play soccer, volleyball, golf.  Now have arthritic knees.  Still working full-time.  Turning 50 this year so decided to do a workout class at the gym (4 days a week, an hour of intense trainer led class).  I'm on the third session (10th week).  Given up the bad food, candy (which I enjoy), movie popcorn, and yes alcohol.  I also inherited high blood pressure. Let myself go and was about 200 lbs (5'9") 3 months ago.  Now around 177.

It's hard.  Everyone has their busy life story.  But ya gotta figure it out and take care of yourself.  I had kids late so my goal is to see them all get married!



Ty Butterfield

August 19th, 2017 at 5:06 PM ^

Has to be hard with kids. I am lazy but have dropped 75 pounds mostly with running. Even if I miss 3 or 4 days because of work etc I am to the point that I can still easily run between 5-6 miles. Also, having a treadmill in my basement has been a huge help.


August 19th, 2017 at 9:58 AM ^

It's all about your energy level, motivation, and access to top notch athletic training programs. A man has so much more energy and ability to recover from strenuous workouts in their early 20s than they do in their 30s or 40s. Their career is based on how well their body performs. That's an extremely strong motivating factor when it comes to working out and staying in shape.


August 19th, 2017 at 1:10 AM ^

I read that and went, wait, wut? I just assumed from the photo those guys were football players. I forgot Sanderson was the basketball guy.


August 19th, 2017 at 1:24 AM ^


1) Mathews is a specimen.  Long.  He could be a major defensive disruptor.

2) Is that Simmons front right side (from our view)?  He sure is short.  Big arms though.  

3) I like that Mo is excited because the other bigs look less than enthused (Davis and Teske).

4) Robinson is really skinny, but hey, there's some definition there!


August 19th, 2017 at 3:02 AM ^

I know those guys are all flexing so hard they're about to hurt themselves, but basketball players don't normally look like football players, and they look like football players.


August 19th, 2017 at 7:59 AM ^

I mean, between posting volume (which is about to experience an uptick when the seasonal folks return) and everything else, occasionally a shirtless photo of college students undergoing weight training slips through. As long as you're not that guy that was asking for shirtless photos (I think the veterans will remember how epic that thread became), you might be OK. 


August 19th, 2017 at 4:37 PM ^

Well they finished 5th in the Big Ten last year, not "7th or 8th." And then they won the Big Ten tourney and made the Sweet 16 so there's your tournament game wins. And in the likely case you've been asleep for the last many years, they've also won 2 regular season titles, made 3 Sweet 16's, two Elite 8's, a Final Four, and a title game. All in just the last 6 seasons. Oh and all those first round picks. But yeah, they totally need to do more to reach the Kentucky level expectations of a random Internet poster. 


August 19th, 2017 at 10:43 AM ^

stopped eating processed foods, and eating whole food's. Vegetables, fruits, some dairy, and some meats. Just water, coffee, and my haymaker in the morning, which is water, apple cider vinegar with the mother, raw honey, and ground ginger. Yum,yum It's quite the pick me up for me, not to mention loaded with good nutrition for your gut, inflammation etc....Went from 210 to 179. I feel much better, and my mood has improved. Food is mood!!! Chronologically am 59, but biologically I feel like when I was in my forties. Just light weights and stretching is about it. My work is physically demanding so there's that.


August 19th, 2017 at 3:33 PM ^

We are getting back to the good ole days when I can't wait for football to start but I am still excited about the basketball team too when I see a picture like this.