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Basketball


#1

hi

any special tips for ball players???

thanx


#2

Basketball players should decrease their volume of plyometric work ... yes, you heard that correctly! They already do so much jumping in their practices that adding a significant amount of plyo work can only lead to CNS burnout (thus a decrease in vertical jumping) and injuries. Plyo work is okay in the off-season, but not during the season.

The focus should be on increasing limit strength and power using general movements. Nothing spectacular, but as a whole basketball players have a much lower physical development than other athletes. So they need to focus on the basics before using more advanced training methods.