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June 5, 2020

Watch my latest video below where I share key scientific research on how to improve your vertical jump and improve your basketball game.

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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.

The ver...

May 21, 2020

​After reading this article you'll learn:

  • Which energy system do you need to work in to maintain game shape.

  • How to optimize your nervous system for on-court performance.

  • How to recruit the correct muscle fiber type you use in a basketball game.

Basketball courts are shut down. Weight rooms are shut down. Literally everywhere in the world gyms ar...

February 22, 2020

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...

January 3, 2020

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.

His books on yo...

December 21, 2019

Eliminate jumper's knee with this one exercise. Basketball players, volleyball players, read on. This injury doesn't have to slow you down.

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...

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