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10 Fundamentals for Proper Footwork [ARTICLE]


Proper footwork is the foundation of the game of basketball. Building a skill-set of solid footwork techniques can ensure the proper development of 12-year-old youth players and high school players. ... Continue

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

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...... Continue

The 20-Minute Basketball Strength Workout [ARTICLE]

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Most basketball players spend plenty of time on the court during the summer. With schedules that include travel tournaments, pick-up games and other skills training, it can be hard to get to the weight room. But strength training is essential...... 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

Dominate the Competition: Basketball Upper-Body Plyometrics [ARTICLE]

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At every level, basketball is becoming more competitive as athletes find new ways to train. At present, the key to staying ahead of the game is through plyometric exercises.... Continue