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.

Lat Pulldown

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Why it made the cut: MJ did it. If it was good enough for him, it's good enough for you. This old-school muscle-building lift helped His Airness add protective muscle to his frame to battle against contact-loving foes like the Detroit Pistons. It was for this reason that MJ first began hitting the weights. Check out MJ performing the Lat Pulldown above.

Sets/Reps: 3×8-12

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