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any special tips for ball players???



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.