As is mentioned throughout this site, becoming a great basketball player is a mixture of a number of different elements. Here, you will find many of them: Flexibility, balance, strength, explosiveness, recovery, and more.
Weight training was once thought of as unneeded for basketball players. There were many myths about how it would slow you down or “mess up your shot”. These myths are not true. In fact strength will help your shot, improve your range, improve your ball-handing, and improve just about every other facet of your game. Looking around the NBA…there are very few Kevin Durant sized players (don’t be fooled, he’s getting stronger and bigger by the day). Guys like Lebron, Kobe, Dwayne Wade, and Dwight Howard spend a ton of time in the weight room and it is evidenced by their very solid frames. Look at the transformation of Rajon Rondo’s body from 2008 to 2010 and you will see how his improvement as a player have coincided with significant strength gains. Getting stronger can be done in a multitude of ways, but building useful and functional strength is done through weightlifting, body-weight exercises, and a few other tricks of the trade.
As for some of these other elements…The importance of explosiveness goes without saying. Things like flexibility and balance are difficult to measure, but of huge value on the court. And you can never underestimate the importance of adequate recovery from a workout, practice, or game.
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