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Juan Dixon is Getting Ready

The new Blazer guard just got married. Juan Dixon tells Jon Siegel of the Washington Times that he is "a man" now. And he's a man with a new secret weapon: Canadian training techniques.

The 6-foot-3, 164-pound combo guard has had an unusual workout regimen this summer. While visiting Miami in June, he met some NHL players in the hotel gym and later that day worked out with them on the beach.

The wiry Dixon pulled a weighted sled through the sand in sweltering conditions. He became so intrigued with their techniques to build strength and agility without bulking up too much that he went to Montreal to learn more about the training methods.

He now incorporates those hockey exercises into his daily workout as he eyes a bigger role on the court.