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Resistance workouts are beginning to revolutionize the way that high level athletes train. This type of training is great because it puts resistance on your muscles and tricks them into working harder than they normally would. Then when you remove the resistance, the athlete is even more explosive because the body is trained to think that the resistance is still there.
All of these resistance workouts include a video instructed by a professional basketball trainer and demonstrated by a high level basketball player. Along with the video there is text to help you maximize your learning time and skill development. This type of learning is great for coaches and players; because as a player you will be able to watch the training video and then you will be able to go and do the exercise yourself, and if you are a basketball coach you will be able to watch the video and then go instruct your players on how to do the drill.
The more athletic and explosive your team is the better chance you have of being able to pressure the ball, run the floor, rebound, etc. Doing these things does not fall solely on your team becoming more athletic and you will have to teach them the different principles of these skills, but having a team that is quicker, faster, and more explosive than the other team makes a big difference. Take the time to train your players with resistance training and see the payoffs down the road.
Being able to go from a standstill or a low speed to full speed quickly is called explosiveness. Explosiveness in basketball can add a lot of value to your game. It can help you get past your defender, rebound the basketball, cut your defender off, and so much more. A great way to work on your explosiveness is resistance training. You will need a partner to do these workouts, but adding them to your basketball training plan will help to make you more athletic and explosive as a player.
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The band resisted back peddle drill will help the player work on their back peddle, but also strengthen their legs and open up their hips/core.
This band resisted defensive slides drill will help the player work on their defensive technique and their ability to quickly slide laterally.
The resistance band backboard touch drill is going to help the player work on developing a quick second jump around the basket.
This resistance sprint drill is going to involve a partner or coach that is going to provide the resistance.
This band resisted backboard touches drill is going to teach the player to be move explosive in their two foot jumping motion.
The band resisted drop step drill is a great way to work on being explosive around the basket and finishing with power.
This first step drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly explode past a defender after they make a dribbling move.
The band resisted forward and backward lunges drill is going to help the player strengthen their legs and open up their hips and core.
The band resisted forward run drill is going to work on the players ability to be move explosive as the run and drive their legs.
This is not your typical layups drill. It is going to involve using a resistance band and is going to really work on developing explosiveness and quickness.
The band resisted layups drill is going to help the player develop explosiveness and power in finishing around the basket.
Band resisted sweeps are a great way to develop explosiveness and a super quick first step to get past your defender.
This resistance sprint drill is going to use a harness to help the player train harder and become faster on the court.
The resistance band closeout drill is going to work on the players ability to quickly and efficiently close out in any direction to guard the ball.
This resistance band defensive slides drill is a great way for the player to develop good lateral quickness and work on their on ball defense.
This resistance band rebounding drill is going to teach the player to be explosive to the rebound on a missed shot.
This retreat dribble workout is going to add a resistance band to the mix to help the player work on explosiveness as well as the actual move.
This resistance band rip through drill is going to work on the players first step quickness and explosiveness.
The resistance band zig zag defensive basketball drill is going to work specifically on moving laterally, and doing it with resistance.
The speed dribble with harness drill is going to train the player to get leg drive, and also work on handling the basketball on the run.
The band resisted 4 directions drill is going to help the player work on moving quickly in all 4 directions (right, left, forwards, and backwards).