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.

Single-Leg Dumbbell Curl-to-Press

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Why it made the cut: The name is a mouthful, but the benefits are plentiful. By performing this upper-body lift on one leg, Kevin Durant practices controlling his upper body in an unstable position, which makes it easier for him to make off-balance shots during games. Combining a Dumbbell Curl with a Shoulder Press saves time, so Durant can be more efficient with on-court skill work. Check out Kevin Durant performing the exercise above.

Sets/Reps: 3-4×6-8, switching legs halfway through each set

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