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4 Things to Do Every Time You Walk in the Gym

4 Things to Do Every Time You Walk in the Gym

They say it takes 2 weeks build good habits. I don’t know who they is but if you have ever stuck to something for a solid 2 weeks, it appears that “they” are correct, because that action does become a habit and easier to stick to. There are a few gym habits that would be

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The Offseason – Now What?

The season is over. Emotions of how it ended, either high or low have subsided and bodies are beginning to recover. Now what!? Focus on injury prevention and recovery Everyone ends the season a little beat up. Offseason is a wonderful time to tend to those little nagging injuries or the bigger ones. Strengthen weaknesses

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NCAA Tournament Cardio

If anyone needs me for the next month I will be on whatever cardio machine has the best view of the basketball games. The best month of the year! For endurance workouts bump up the intensity while the games going and only take breaks during timeouts when the players get their break. For shorter intervals

Disguised Conditioning Drills – Part 2

As discussed in Disguised Conditioning Drills – Part 1, getting your players excited or at all interested in conditioning is a hard thing to do. That’s why coaches often need to disguise conditioning drills as skill development drills. There is certainly a time for basic on the line sprinting (the off-season), but throughout the rest

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10 TRX Exercises for Basketball Players

1. Single leg squat – Really good strengthener for legs in general 2. Single Leg squat with hop – Added difficulty to the single leg squat, requires more stabilizing muscles than just the squat. 3. TRX lunge – Also a good strengthener for legs, but also adds more focus on stabilizing and finding balance. A hop can be

Disguised Conditioning Drills – Part 1

Coaches around the globe know that very few players actively want to participate in conditioning drills.  If you need any proof, just tell your players to “get on the line” and watch their heads lower. While conditioning is not usually an enjoyable part of basketball for either players or coaches, it is unfortunately a necessary

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