Basketball Performance Training
Idaho Fitness Academy in Boise, Idaho
There is one and only one objective of strength training for basketball. And it's ridiculously obvious... "To improve your game."
But as simplistic as that might sound consider this for a moment... Is it fair to assume that when you mention "strength training" to most athletes they immediately think of lifting heavy weights with the sole objective of lifting even heavier weights next time? That's NOT the best approach for basketball players.
To have the greatest impact on your game, strength training for basketball should aim to develop explosive power. And that takes something a little more refined than just lifting heavy weights alone. Follow a basketball-specific strength training program and you will improve every aspect of your game...
- Your acceleration and speed around the court.
- Your range of shots and passes.
- Your explosive power - in particular your vertical jump.
Not only that, strength training for basketball can also significantly reduce your risk of those all-to-common joint and tendon injuries.