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June 5, 2020

Improving your vertical jump is one of the best things you can do to improve your rebounding. And those gains you make in the training room increasing your vertical will also pay dividends getting elevation on your jumper, blocking shots and even getting above the rim.

Watch my latest video below where I share key scientific research on how to improve your verti...

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...

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.

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 -...

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...

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...

February 9, 2018

I recently held an open house at my gym here in Austin, The Strength Warehouse. It was for a local AAU basketball club team, CY Fair. They have the top players in the city competing in local and national tournaments. All of these girls are extremely talented and I am so happy I got to share with them a little bit more on how I train athletes and the reasons beh...

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