Good balance is essential to success on the basketball court. As a basketball athlete, you've chosen a sport that requires an abundance of unbalanced movements—like perimeter defense, contested jump shots and twisting actions under the boards—all of which must be executed quickly in limited space. And as the game intensifies, so does the need for acceleration and sudden changes of direction.
For years, balance training has been used for basketball injury prevention and rehabilitation. But recently, it has also become popular as a supplementary workout. (NBA great Kevin Durant does it.) Training on an unstable platform can increase an athlete's proprioception, muscular strength and overall balance. Take your game to the next level with these basketball balance training exercises.
Sets/Reps: 4x30 seconds
Sets/Reps: 3x20 passes
Sets/Reps: 3x20 each leg