How to Train Basketball Players for Strength, Speed and Power
September 12, 2011
Performance coach Bryan Meyer of B Meyer Training demonstrates a pulling circuit with Dwight Howard designed to train basketball players for strength, speed and power.
About the Video
Performance coach Bryan Meyer of B Meyer Training puts Dwight Howard through a pulling circuit that features three movements designed improve strength and power while activating core muscles. Meyer explains how you can implement this circuit into your athletes' program to improve their strength and power on the court.
To improve your athlete's strength and power with exercises that mimic on-court movements. The athletic movements that Howard performs will also increase your athlete's posterior chain strength, improve spine and hip stability, and develop rotational power.
- Have athlete perform Kneeling X Factor Low-to-High Pull, Single-Arm, Single-Leg Squat Row Runner and Single-Arm Power Transverse Row in circuit fashion
- Have athlete lead with elbows on Kneeling X Factor Low-to-High Pull
- Have athlete maintain upright posture on Single-Arm, Single-Leg Squat Row Runner
- Have athlete rotate 90 degrees to cable on Single-Arm Power Transverse Row
- Kneeling X Factor Low-to-High Pull: 1x10
- Single-Arm, Single-Leg Squat Row Runner: 1x10 each arm
- Single-Arm Power Transverse Row: 1x5-10 each arm