shows how to build strength with his basketball workout. Trainer Dwight Daub explains how the Single-Leg Dumbbell Curl to press exercise, performed by Kevin Durant, improves his strength used in the basketball game.
Dwight Daub: We do a lot again with Proprioceptive or single leg balance type things
. And we'll actually try to add in a combination exercise. So obviously you're getting bicep curl associated with a shoulder press situation. We create a situation where your knee is slightly bent, where your back doesn't arch too much when the dumbbells are being pressed over your head, and to not swing the dumbbell's too much to get them into position.
That exercise can also be anywhere from six to eight reps balancing on each leg and normally three to four sets. But what we often times do if we're doing the curl to shoulder press, if we're doing eight repetitions, we'll do four balancing on the right leg and four balancing on the left leg, or three on the right and three on the left for example.