Watch my latest video below where I share key scientific research on how to improve your vertical jump and improve your basketball game.
Rebounding is all about desire for the basketball and, sure, being taller and bigger can help, but, naturally, if you can jump higher than your opponent you have a much better shot of getting the rebound.
In this first phase of offseason training - and this is contrary to what many of you want to hear (and have been told) - you need to get off the basketball court. You need to rest your joints. What we are going to do in the gym is work on structural balance and body composition. What I mean by body composition is the ration of lean muscle mass to body fat. Many...
Dr. Tudor Bompa is a Romanian-born sports scientist who has written 14 books on sports performance and has influenced countless strength coaches including the likes of Charles Poliquin. In fact, if there is a strength coach you follow the chances are more likely than not they have been influenced either directly or indirectly by Dr. Bompa's work.
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...
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.