Kobe Bryant’s training regimes are legendary, mostly because Bryant himself rarely sheds any light on the details of the sessions.

However, in an interview with Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant explained the basics of his “blackout” training:

[pullquote]”My training has no time restrictions in terms of when I do them,” Bryant said. “I can do them at 2 o’clock in the morning, 3 o’clock, it doesn’t matter. You just got to do them. The blackout is very intense. It’s a huge commitment. It’s 6-in-the-morning stuff and then take the kids to school and then go do another session with weights and shooting and practice, and then after that do some more practice. It’s an ongoing thing, and throughout all of that you have to take care of your body and take care of the knickknack injuries that may arise. It’s intense, but it’s fun.”[/pullquote]

Bryant changed his Twitter avatar to a black square last month, indicating that he was beginning his blackout training.

Kobe will finally make his much-anticipated return to the court tonight when the Lakers take on the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center.