CHRIS Newsome expects to come out recharged and refreshed once the PBA season gets to resume.
Despite being inactive the past four months with the outbreak of COVID-19, Newsome took advantage of the long break to have his body rejuvenated following a busy grind last season.
The Fil-Am guard saw Meralco's campaign last year extended a bit after the team advanced to the finals of the Governors' Cup opposite Barangay Ginebra.
Prior to that, the 30-year-old Newsome also allotted precious time suiting up for the Gilas men's 3x3 team that competed and won the gold in the Southeast Asian Games here.
His body incessantly banged up, the former Rookie of the Year did welcome the opportunity to have a long rest as the league shut down its operation due to the pandemic.
"I just try to get to know my body and uses this time to recover and make sure that I can function properly and heal some of those injuries that I had," said Newsome.
"Those aches and pains and find out the root problem of that and take the therapy approach to this."
But in between resting his body, Newsome also finds time to stay fit and conditioned by doing his own training and joining the Bolts in their online conditioning.
He also follows a healthy diet to help him stay in shape.
"I'm just trying to watch what I eat so I don't gain too much weight," Newsome added. "I just try to get in shape the best way I can."
That should really help the former PBA slam dunk champion be in shape once team individual workouts are finally given a go by the Commissioner's Office. (RG)