This basketball exercise is basketball specific because it is going to work on the skill of rebounding. It will work on developing strong hands and a strong back so that when the player gets their hands on a loose ball, they can grab it and then pull it into their body to secure it. There are many times in a game where two players get their hands on a loose ball, and the stronger and more aggressive player usually ends up with the ball. This basketball workout will help to make sure that if you get your hands on the ball, you have a good chance of coming away with it.
As this exercise translates over to the court and into your basketball drills and practice, you must emphasize going after every rebound with both hands. Getting both hands on the ball makes a world of difference, and it is a habit that needs to be ingrained into every player.
Basketball Exercise Overview
Exercise Name: Resistance Band Basketball Rebounding Exercise
Equipment Needed: Squat rack, basketball, and 2 resistance bands.
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Goals of the Exercise
- Work on developing strong hands, shoulders, and back to help with rebounding the basketball.
- Grip the basketball as hard as you can the whole time.
- Find a resistance band strength that works for you but is still going to be challenging.
- Keep your back straight the whole time.
Basketball Exercise Instructions
- Tie a resistance band to each side of the front of the squat rack, up towards the top.
- Hook the other end of the resistance bands around your wrists, and then grab a basketball with your hands.
- Sit down on the floor with your back straight and your arms extended out and up.
- Now pull the basketball into your chest and then hold a second before releasing back out under control.
- This completes one repetition.