The importance of strength is quite evident in the sport of basketball. The days of just playing pick-up at the gym are over. It is important to participate in a truly comprehensive strength training program in order to improve performance on the court. Your strength program lays the foundation for your success.
The Full-Body Basketball Workout. Let’s go over a specific workout that is based on the training principles outlined by Hess. This will be a five-day workout that aims at conditioning the entire body. As you will see, it’s not an easy workout, but that should be expected when you consider the source.
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1. Max effort lower body strength- core strength- running mechanics 2. Front and Back Squat- Clean Pulls- RDLs, Glute Hams and Leg Curls - Step Ups/ Lunges/ Single Leg Squat- Calf work 3. Sled pushes and pulls- foot speed drills, and sprint training. 4. Weighted Core work, core endurance work, and Static core work 5.
Begin your full-body workout with weight training, which will develop muscular strength and will help improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. A workout that will build strength in the major muscles needed for basketball includes squats, step-ups, deadlifts, bench presses, incline bench presses, shrugs, bent-over rows, preacher curls, calf raises, plate twists and front planks.
In-Season Basketball Workout Routine. The following workout routine is a 2 days per week full body workout routine for basketball players currently in-season. The workouts were created to focus on injury prevention and lean muscle and strength maintenance. They emphasize core strength as well as muscle groups surrounding common areas of injury ...
Upper Body Weight Training (1-2 sets x 10-12 reps) Bench Press; Bicep Curl; Chest Fly; Front Lat Raise; Overhead Press; Pullover/Overhead Skull Crusher; Rear Delt Raise; Seated Row; Tricep Extension; Wide Grip Pull-Up; Lower Body Plyometric (3 sets x 10-12 jumps) Box Jumps; Depth Jumps; Lateral Bounds; Day 2. Lower Body Weight Training (1-2 sets x 10-12 reps) Calf Raise