Build the Perfect Basketball Body

STACK combs through eight years of archives to find the best basketball exercises used by the pros to build the perfect basketball body.

Med Ball Decline Crunch

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Why It Makes the Cut: Core strength is vital for basketball players. Performing the Sit-Up on a decline bench forces Brandon Jennings to work even harder to raise his upper body, and by holding a med ball, he adds more resistance. Adding a slight twist works his obliques to really crush his core. Take this demanding lift a step further and incorporate a med ball toss to a partner at the top of the movement to work your core even harder. Watch Brandon Jennings perform the Med Ball Decline Crunch above.

Sets/Reps: 1-2×10 each side


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