Im a basketball player and am in the offseason. I am one of those weak guys that really needs to get stronger so I can increase my speed and other basketball related things. Still, I need/want to work on basketball specific things, like my shot, ball handling, etc. I am wondering how can I balance the 2, I’ve had trouble with this in the past, I’m currently doing 5x5, just on my 2nd week. In the past when I did 5x5 I think I did way to much basketball work which had me very sore and maybe overtrained a little.
Bottom line is, I need strength more then anything, but still want to be able to get some basketball work in without overtraining.
I am wondering how you can balance the two, and if you train an athlete, how do you have him balance his sport and weights?