Step-Ups: A Great Single-Leg Exercise
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 front, like a front squat. Three Common Corrections When I have clients do this exercise for the first time most want t
Should I Strength Train For Basketball?
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 your first step) - are largely dependent on how strong you are. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at what physic