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.

Depth Box Jump

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Why it made the cut: Every basketball player dreams of jumping higher, and this plyo movement can make those dreams a reality. By stepping off a plyo box and then quickly jumping off the ground, Dwyane Wade trains his lower body to produce more force in less time. By landing on another box, he reduces the stress on his knees. Performing this drill immediately after another exercise allows Wade to train his body to be explosive in the fourth quarter, when he's fatigued and the game is on the line. Training for those moments is how champions are made. Watch Dwyane Wade perform the Depth Box Jump above.

Sets/Reps: 3×1-6


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