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Strength & Power Training for Basketball
By Dave Moore, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Developing strength and power will undoubtedly help you improve your basketball performance. However, always keep in mind that the key to being a great player is… practicing basketball. Practice. Practice. Practice. And, Powerbasketball.com is filled some incredible ways to help you improve your game.

Participating in strength training and conditioning for basketball will help you be the best player possible, and could give you that extra edge to win a championship. Attaining strength and power through weight training will not only help your body resist injury (very important during the long season), but also allows you to gain the stamina necessary for basketball's physical play.

At Strengthcoach.com we preach a very simple, safe, and effective method of developing maximum strength and power for basketball.

SIMPLE: Use basic drills to improve your basketball performance. Running stairs, suicide runs, and interval training are time-tested and great ways to get in "basketball shape". In fact, playing and practicing basketball is the BEST way to get in "game shape". If you participating in weight training to develop your strength, use simple exercises like lunges, step-ups, push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups.

SAFE: Always where cross-trainers or basketball shoes when conditioning, as this supports your ankles during cutting drills. If your participating in jumping drills (called plyometrics), then always perform them on grass or thick exercise pads and mats. Weight training exercises should be performed slow and controlled movements. Try to use mostly machines to ensure maximum safety.

EFFECTIVE: To get the results you want, you must train HARD! You must make a commitment to never miss training sessions. Always apply your maximum effort to each drill. Consistency and effort are in your control and are the keys to reaching your performance potential.

Visit Strengthcoach to receive your FREE Strength & Power Training for Basketball program.

Stay strong,

Coach Dave

Dave Moore, M.S., C.S.C.S. is the Head Strength Coach at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He is the CEO and Editor of Strengthcoach.com


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