Summer Training Guide: Basketball
Download STACK's Summer Training Guide for basketball, by Ramsey Nijem, assistant strength coach for the Sacramento kings.
Basketball players need to be strong and explosive. Developing these two critical attributes will help you jump higher, move faster on the court and outmuscle opponents for the ball. This program, by the assistant strength coach for the Sacramento Kings, works your entire body with three workouts per week. Big, heavy lifts build a foundation of strength, and plyometric drills convert this strength into the explosive power you need to improve your game. Single-leg and lateral exercises hone multidirectional movement and quickness, and upper-body moves increase your strength under the basket. Most important, the program decreases your risk of ankle and knee injury from quick cuts or landing from a jump.
These moves strengthen weak and vulnerable areas common in basketball players, including the ankles and core. Add them to your pre-workout routine.
Finish your workouts strong and improve your basketball-specific endurance with the conditioning exercises below. Rest for 1 minute between sets