Steph Curry’s key to success includes float tanks

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has been all the hype lately. His hard work and dedication to the sport show directly through his playing ability. But what exactly does this basketball star do to attain his goals? Steph Curry incorporates float tanks into his training process!

Float tanks are also known as sensory deprivation chambers. The idea is to completely remove any and all physical sensation, leaving only you and your mind. Naked in the dark and floating in space, however, you see, hear and feel nothing for as long as you want. You’re not really in space. You’re lying in a big tub filled with skin-temperature water and a thousand pounds of Epsom salt.

Curry got into such float tanks before the 2015 season after the Warriors’ new head of physical performance and sports science, Lachlan Penfold, told the team to check it out. Curry got hooked.

The magnesium in the salt is good for sore muscles, and spending an hour or two suspended weightless decompresses the spine and eases out tension.

Curry doesn’t go too deep about it—all he’s said is that he likes the chance to relax, “to get away from the demands and all the stimuli we have in the world in our lives.” But to go deep about it: Research has found that a sensory deprivation experience rivals that of a meditation expert reaching a peak meditative state.

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