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Train Like A Knick: Video Contest

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and the New York Knickerbockers have launched the first-ever “Train Like a Knick!” fan contest. Supporting the importance of overall fitness and wellness, fans from the the tri-state area are invited to submit entertaining and healthy exercise videos that show how they train like their favorite Knicks players.
The contest winners will receive a Knicks training experience at MSG Training Center, including personalized basketball drills and workouts with Knicks alumni and the team’s training and HSS rehabilitation staff. Special Surgery, a leader in orthopedic and rheumatology, is the Official Hospital for the New York Knicks.

The video contest is part of HSS’ and the Knicks effort to encourage fans, amateur athletes and “weekend warriors” to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle throughout the basketball season and beyond. Instructional videos featuring former Knick players Charles Smith, John Starks and John Wallace and hosted by MSG personality Scott Lasky, appear on In the videos, HSS physical therapists and exercise physiologists lead the players through a series of workouts, highlighting joint alignment, maximum oxygen intake and core strength, that demonstrate training methods to help athletes prevent injuries and perform at their best.
Basketball fans 16 years of age and older are invited to submit a short video of 60 seconds or less showcasing how they “Train Like a Knick.” All content will be evaluated on originality, creativity and association with health and wellness. This may include specific basketball drills on rebounding and defense, stretching exercises or even making healthy food choices. Submissions will be accepted via HSS’s Facebook page until March 15, 2012. Five finalists will be selected and then fans across the country will have the opportunity to vote for their three favorites. In addition, each winner can invite up to four friends to “Train Like a Knick” too. One grand prize winner will also receive a VIP Knicks package.

To enter the “Train Like a Knick!” contest, fans must first “Like” Hospital for Special Surgery on Facebook.  The “Train Like a Knick” contest is open to legal U.S. residents of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, at least 16 years old at time of entry, who reside within a 75-mile radius of Madison Square Garden.


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