Date: Jun 15, 2011. If you have big dreams for your basketball career, it's just as important to fine-tune your body as it is your jump shot. Some of the top strength coaches in basketball, like Alan Stein, insist that basketball players as young as 8 can do some training to build strength, even if it's simple exercises that don't include weights. Once players get closer to their teenage years, weight lifting can slowly be included.
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.
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Upper Body Weight Training (1-2 sets x 10-12 reps) Shoulder Press; Incline Press; High Row; Chest Press; Incline Row; Inverted Row; Landmine Press; Lat Pulldown; Tricep Dip; Upright Row; Lower Body Plyometric (3 sets x 10-12 jumps) Alternate Leg Bounding; Single Leg Hops; Step Ups; Day 5. Lower Body Weight Training (1-2 sets x 10-12 reps) Dumbbell Lunge; Glute Ham Raises
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Weight Training for Basketball is a must for all basketball players to build strength, explosive speed and muscular endurance. Use these weight lifting tips to build strength and stamina. Weight Training not only helps build strength and stamina but it also helps prevent injuries and in extensively used for injury rehabilitation.
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1. Maximal leg strength, Back Squat- Front Squat- Deadlift- Leg Press- Glute Ham Raises 2. Power Training- Power Cleans, Snatches, DB and BB Squat Jumps, Explosive Step Ups, Medicine Ball Throws, Box Jumps, Depth Jumps, Bounding, Band Resisted Vertical Horizontal and Lateral Jumping, Jump and Landing technique training.