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4 Basketball Quickness Drills to Help You Get Faster and More Explosive on the Court [ARTICLE]

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In basketball, first-step quickness is vital to success on the court. Optimizing your first step will allow you to create separation and help you make transition plays more...... Continue

How to Prevent Common Basketball Injuries [ARTICLE]

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Injuries can happen to any athlete. They prevent you from enjoying the sport you love, decrease your performance level and sometimes end your career.... Continue

Improve Your Movement on the Court With These 3 Basketball Agility Drills [ARTICLE]

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Basketball requires many technical skills and a high level of athleticism. Agility is one of the key athletic attributes essential for success on the court. Basketball agility drills improve quickness...... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once...... Continue

Off-Season Workout for Point Guards [ARTICLE]

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To plan a successful off-season workout for point guards, you must consider the physiological and biomechanical demands of the sport. Core Conditioning: You need a strong core to maintain body composition when performing a layup or dunk, to...... Continue

Attacking the Off Season [ARTICLE]

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All of us at the amateur level have finished our season and are moving on into our off season. This is a very important part of the year. Even though your record is not currently on the line, the strides and gains that are made now will have an...... Continue

How Kentucky Basketball Players Stay Healthy During the Season [ARTICLE]

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Watch basketball at any level and you'll see athletes jumping, sprinting, and changing direction in the blink of an eye, and doing plenty of other things that are seriously demanding on the body. When you consider that players also do those...... Continue

How to Build a Basketball Body [ARTICLE]

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In today's game of basketball, the level of athleticism is unmatched in history. Yes, many player are naturally gifted, but if you want to be elite, you must commit to your own basketball training program. You will be a step behind your...... Continue

Condition for Basketball With the German Circuit [ARTICLE]

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A good conditioning workout prepares players for changes in speed and direction, the different movements they perform on the court, and the stop and go action of the game. The German Circuit—a workout developed by German basketball players—is...... Continue

What is your training philosophy? [ARTICLE]

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I asked a veteran trainer this the other day in casual conversation and he froze. He looked like I asked him the capital of Zimbabwe. He has been training for years and he didn't know (or at least he couldn't verbalize) his own training philosophy!... Continue