“If it were me, I would have played until 40” Coach Jeon Hee-chul admired Kim Seon-hyung’s body care￼
Director Jeon Hee-cheol couldn’t hide his admiration for Kim Seon-hyung’s body care.
Kim Seon-hyeong is one of the guards representing KBL. He, who made his debut in the last 2011-2012 season, is active as a mainstay of the front line of Seoul SK even though he is 36 years old in Korean age this year. He has never missed a double-digit scoring average throughout his career except for the 2017-2018 season when he underwent ankle surgery. He is averaging 27 minutes and 54 seconds in 29 games this season, averaging 14.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
Then, what is the secret to Seonhyung Kim’s steady play like this? I asked Jeon Hee-chul, who has been watching Kim Seon-hyung from the sidelines for over 10 years, from coach to manager.
Director Jeon Hee-chul said, “I watch YouTube videos from time to time, but his jumping ability has definitely dropped. The running speed seems to be the same as before. Instead, my sense of rhythm improved and my field of view widened. In the past, if I used to go strong unconditionally, now I use a mix of slow and quick. Because there is a slow, even if the speed drops from 100 to 90, there is no choice but to look faster.”
Another driving force is thorough self-management. Kim Sun-hyeong is known to put a lot of time and effort into self-management from his rookie days to now. Thanks to this, he was able to reign as the best guard in the KBL for over 10 years while making use of his strengths and making up for his weaknesses.
“He takes good care of his body. Unlike me, I don’t drink or smoke (laughs). Our team often conducts in-body inspections during the season. When muscle mass and body fat drop, it is natural to get tired, but (Kim) Seon-hyeong is always constant. It is only a decimal point difference. It’s amazing that I don’t lose muscle, and it’s also amazing that I don’t gain weight.” These are the words of director Jeon Hee-cheol. 토토
Then he laughed, saying, “If I had taken care of my body like Sun-seon, I would have run to 40.” Coach Jeon Hee-chul, who was called ‘Airborne’ in the past, announced his active retirement at the end of the 2007-2008 season. Due to a series of injuries at the end of his career, he ended his playing career at the age of 36 in Korea.
Even though he is a veteran, Kim Seon-hyung is maintaining his prime skills. There was thorough self-management hidden in it.