You can improve your "hops" or power (how fast your muscles can produce force) for basketball, even if you think your genetic makeup says otherwise.
Athletes need to train to jump with more explosion, accelerate with more power and move laterally with speed and power! All of these improvements will make you a better basketball player.
To improve your power for basketball, you need to train fast and explosively.
You will be a better basketball player if you have the muscles you need to compete at a high level....build muscles to improve your speed, power and explosion.
A certain amount of traditional weight training is needed to build bulk muscles and core muscles with exercises like bench press, squat, deadlift, rows, shoulder press, planks and briges...after that, a basketball player needs to be concerned with improving speed (especially lateral speed, endurance speed, change-of-direction speed, backwards speed, quickness and acceleration speed) and power (with plyometric exercises).
One good way to build power and explosiveness is with high-speed medicine ball exercises after having laid the foundation with traditional barbell, dumbbell and core exercises....medicine ball exercises also allow you to exercise using your natural motions....this is important because every person moves different.
Workout hard and smart to get better!
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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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