Europe is an interesting place, as I noted in one of my previous blogs there really is so much stuff to take in and adjust to that I really can’t fit into one entry. One of the most notable things is the difference in facilities. The actual training aspect is similar but the gyms are very different.
In America, 90% of gyms have wooden floors. Yeah, that isn’t the case out here, as americans were spoiled by the soft and forgiving wooden floors. Another difference is the lighting. Apparently over here there are gyms that will legitimately be lit with lights that are the same color as Los Angeles street lights. For those of you that don’t know, these are pretty much orange lights. That’s just weird, also a dreaded wooden backboard might come into play.
From a strength aspect all of the weights are in kilograms instead of pounds. This isn’t very significant but it throws you off just a little bit. But at the end of the day nothing about the actual game has changed. The ball is still round, only ten players can be on the court at the same time and the hoop is still ten feet high.