Brandon Roy Explosive Training
June 13, 2008
In this basketball training video, Portland Trail Blazers guard and '06-'07 NBA Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy performs his off-season explosive training with Travelle Gaines. Brandon Roy's basketball strength training workout has pumped up his game.
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trains specifically to build lower body explosiveness. Brandon also shares his goals in improving his weaknesses on the basketball court.
Travelle Gaines: The whole idea of training Brandon Roy is the basis of developing explosiveness
for Brandon. Him being a basketball player, you have to have great explosiveness, change of direction, acceleration and more perfect first step quickness. So we do a lot of explosive type drills to mimic what he will see in the game.
Brandon Roy: Mainly I want to become more explosive because I have played my rookie season and I have seen some weaknesses in my game, first of all I want to work on my explosiveness, I want to maybe lose some weight so maybe I can stronger throughout all the games.
Travelle Gaines: Brandon as an athlete, he's very smooth, he's almost effortless in everything that he does. He's a fierce competitor. He's someone who will challenge me every single time we worked out and he always won more so every time me and Brandon would work out it would always be a challenge for myself to see how far could I take him and it was a challenge for him to see how far he would let me take him.
Basketball's such a grabbing at sport where you're grabbing rebounds down court so you have to be really strong in your oblique muscles. So that's why we were doing the Russian twist. The bands just add extra resistance for more flexibility
in overall strength.
Lateral shuffle with resistance bands, it's an exercise we try to mimic similar to a player playing defense on the basketball court. Dumbbell
Travelle Gaines: Split squat jumps is a lift that we do which once again works on your explosiveness. Side med ball toss is an exercise that we do is to make sure the player is sitting back so you can feel your abs really support your body and it's an exercise that works the core, mostly the oblique muscles. His whole life revolves around him being a better basketball player.
Brandon Roy: Been down working with my team for the last two, three weeks and people are saying I'm more explosive, people say I look leaner. So far I think me and Travelle are doing a great job at working together.
For more with Brandon Roy, check out Brandon Roy Split-Squat Jumps With Resistance Bands