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Build the Perfect Basketball Body

October 1, 2012 | Featured in the Fall 2012 Issue

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Over the past eight years, STACK has witnessed hundreds of pro athletes performing thousands of exercises in weight rooms around the country. And although many players have sung the praises of their favorite drills, and their strength coaches have broken down the merits of their favorite movements, not all exercises are created equal.

We scoured our archives to identify the ten best basketball exercises for building the perfect basketball body. Read on to see which movements made the cut and how they’ve helped athletes perform better on the court. Then add them to your own routine to see your own All-Star results.

Enjoy the ultimate blueprint to hardwood success.

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