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August 26, 2019

Basketball season is getting closer with each passing day. Because of this you should be making a point of starting to peak your off-season training if you haven't already. As a good rule of thumb to follow, the closer you are to your preseason camp starting the more you should be training at peak intensity - meaning weight - and peak technicality.

What this mea...

August 8, 2019

I recently wrote an article for the website www.hoopdirt.com entitled “Three Ways To Get More Explosive This Offseason”. 

I love the game of basketball. I love the character traits it helps to produce in people but also the traits it reveals in people.

I have played basketball on five continents. I have led, or helped lead, basketball camps in America, Lithuania,...

June 17, 2019

With all of the information out there regarding how to increase your vertical jump as well, as how to increase your top speed, it can be confusing to know which is ultimately the right way to train.

Do I train with weights? Do I buy one of those "speed ladders"? Do I do a lot of plyometrics?

In this video I break down for you what the science says helps us -...

November 15, 2018

That is the question! 

Now, you might be asking yourself, "what the heck is  a butt-wink?!"

But, trust me, this is a topic that I've been asked about more times than I can think of.

When someone performs a squat going to full range of motion you can see their hips sort of "tuck under" their back. This is referred to as the "butt-wink".

It happens in different peopl...

October 12, 2018

The step-up is one of the most common gym exercises around. It's popularity is arguably unmatched in athletes and general population gym-goers alike. It's a great way to strengthen each individual leg and correct imbalances, if found.

A typical progression would be to go from bodyweight to dumbbells, then barbell on the back and finally barbell loaded on the fro...

October 2, 2018

Do you want to jump higher, run faster and be more explosive on the court? “Uhhhhh, yeah. Of course I do.”

Then get stronger.

Strength is vastly important in basketball because to be more athletic you need to focus on improving your rate of force production.

How hard of a force you use to push off the ground vertically - to jump - and horizontally - to sprint (or...

September 27, 2018

If you want to improve your vertical jump and become more powerful do this exercise. You can see increases in your vertical jump, sprinting ability and lateral quickness.

September 22, 2018

Training your nervous system to recruit as many muscle fibers as possible and in the quickest manner possible is one of the best ways to get more explosive as an athlete and for the sport of basketball. For this reason I love performing plyometric style exercises immediately after a strength lift like a squat or deadlift.

This type of training is based around th...

September 18, 2018

A week ago I published a blog titled "Why You Need To Know How Much You Are Eating!!". I talked about how many people eat more calories than they unwittingly know about, causing weight gain.

Well, I'm here to tell you today that may not actually be the case. 

It's ok, Phil the minion, let me explain.

For most people tracking their food day in and day out, recordin...

September 15, 2018

Overcoming Stage Fright

If there was a title to Becca's story you could definitely title it "Overcoming Stage Fright". She was referred to me by her, ahem, little sister - she and Hannah are twins and Becca loves to make the point she is the older sibling - with the goal of doing a bikini competition. "Have you ever competed before?", I asked. 

"No."

"Have you...

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