Basketball exercises for developing strength, explosiveness, quickness, etc., are becoming more and more a part of the game today. If a player cannot physically keep up with the competition, they usually tend to struggle on the court. However, most younger basketball players and coaches don’t really know much about training specifically for basketball in the weight room, so they shy away from it. This basketball workouts section exists to fix that problem.
These basketball exercise training videos will be instructed by a professional strength and conditioning coach who has worked with high-level college and professional basketball players. Every exercise will be broken down in the video so that you can see exactly how it is done. Along with seeing how it is done, the trainer will explain what it is working on related to basketball.
After checking out, these different basketball exercises, make sure that you check out our list of the best basketball training equipment to find the right tools you will need in the weight room.
If you are coaching basketball in high school or at a smaller college, there is a pretty good chance that you don’t have a big enough budget to hire a full-time strength and conditioning coach for your team. That means that the responsibility is most likely going to fall on you. That is where we come into play.
These basketball exercises are designed to help you learn how to do the specific exercise and then teach it to your players. This way, you will be able to have full confidence with your basketball team in the weight room and see some really positive strength growth with your team, and by adding this to your on-court basketball training, you will see maximum growth in your players.
To play at a high level, you need to not only be skilled, but you also need to have the physical ability. A great place to work on this is the weight room, and that is why our videos, which are instructed by a professional strength and conditioning coach, are going to teach you how to develop your strength, quickness, explosiveness, etc. All of this will add up to you becoming a better basketball player.
Basketball exercises are also a great way to help prevent injury when you are playing. By spending time developing your core and stabilizer muscles in the weight room, your body will be able to take more punishment on the court. You should still spend the majority of your time doing basketball drills on the court, but you need to supplement that with the weight room as well.
This body weight squat exercise is going to help work on form, flexibility, and developing strength in your legs.
This lunge exercise is going to work on both the players linear and lateral movements. The goal is to strengthen the legs and work on flexibility.
The military press exercise is great for building upper body strength and explosiveness, and is going to focus primarily on the shoulder muscles.
This chin ups and pull ups exercise is going to work on developing strength and muscle in the upper back and arms.
This video is going to explain some different push up variations and also the correct form and technique for executing them.
This resistance band hip abduction slide exercise is going to work on opening up the hips, and also strengthening the players legs.
The resistance band is going to train your body to be even more explosive than it normally would be by tricking it, here is how it works.
The reverse body weight row exercise is going to focus on the upper back, shoulders, and arms. It is a great basketball exercise for all levels of players.
This side lunges basketball drill is used to develop leg strength and help to open up the hips, which will help improve lateral quickness.
The squat jump exercise is going to help the player learn the correct way to jump off of two feet, and also help them develop their vertical.
The walking lunges basketball drill is going to be used to strengthen the players legs, and also help with improving flexibility.
The weighted rope pull exercise is great for developing strong hands, shoulders, and back. Watch the video to learn the correct way to do the exercise.
This video is going to teach you the correct way to perform the bench press exercise, and give you some tips as well.
The dumbbell bench press exercise is going to work on developing strength in the chest, shoulders, and tricep areas.
This dumbbell incline bench press exercise video is going to teach the correct form for the exercise, and also some different variations.
This video is going to explain 3 different dumbbell shoulder press variations that you can use in the gym.
The dumbbell single leg squat jump exercise is going to be great for developing strength and explosiveness in a players one leg jump.
The dumbbell squat jump exercise is going to help develop and build lower body power and explosiveness. This video will explain the exercise in detail.
The front squat exercise is going to really help build up the players core strength and also their legs. This video will teach the correct form.
The plate push up exercise is going to use weight on the players back to make the push up more difficult and challenging.
This basketball rebounding exercise is something that you are going to do in the weight room, but it is going translate over to the court.
The resistance band medicine ball chest pass exercise is going to help the player learn to be strong with the ball and strengthen their upper body.
The resistance band speed squat exercise is going to be great for developing explosiveness and quickness in a players legs.
The resistance band squat jumps basketball exercise is going to work specifically on the two foot jumping motion.
The squat and press exercise is going to help build explosive strength and will translate to finishing around the basket and through contact.
This video is going to explain the hang clean and press exercise and give some great teaching points for performing the exercise.
As far as exercises go for working on vertical explosiveness and power, you wont find many better than the hang clean exercise.
The power push up exercise is more advanced, but it can be really good for developing upper body explosiveness.
The RDL exercise (Romanian Dead Lift) is going to help to build strength in the players lower back, glutes, and hamstrings.
The medicine ball push ups exercise is going to add some more difficulty the push up by adding some resistance and also a med ball.
The single leg split squat exercise is going to be really good for developing strength and explosiveness in the players legs.