One of the core exercises that every basketball player (that is old enough) should be doing is squats. There are several different squat variations that can be done, but this basketball workout video will cover the front squat exercise. Front squats are going to really help build up the player’s core strength and also their legs. The core and legs are where a player’s power and explosiveness come from, so this is very important.
It is not enough to spend time working on the court to become a better player because basketball is becoming more and more fast-paced and athletic. Along with your on-court basketball training, there needs to be specific time spent developing strength, explosiveness, etc. This is a great basketball exercise to get started with. Make sure, though, that you really focus on the form and technique for this exercise. Doing it the correct way will make sure that you are getting maximum results and will also help to prevent injuries.
Basketball Exercise Overview
Exercise Name: Front Squat Exercise
Equipment Needed: Barbell and weighted plates.
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Goals of the Exercise
- Develop leg strength, core strength, and open up the hips.
- Let the weight rest on your shoulders, and keep a straight back.
- Make sure that your weight stays on your heels.
- Only go down as far as you are comfortable and can keep good form with, but try to improve each time, though.
Basketball Exercise Instructions
- Place a barbell on the front of the squat rack at about chest height.
- Take the bar off of the rack and hold it with your hands on the front of your shoulders (palms up).
- Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart and slightly pointed outward.
- Bend at the knees, drop your butt downwards until your legs make a 90-degree angle, and then stand back up.
- This completes one repetition.