Monthly Archives: April 2017

Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift

Many basketball athletes have weak hamstrings and weak glutes, since the demands of the sport place a higher emphasis on jumping, quick burst running, and abrupt stopping—all these movements are very quad dominant. It is vital, especially for basketball players, to target both the hamstrings and glutes when strength training to balance out that asymmetry. Both the hamstrings and glutes play a major role in protecting the ACL when landing from a jump and when planting and cutting. One of my favorite Read more […]

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Dumbell Step-Ups

The Dumbbell Step–Up is an amazing single-leg exercise that strengthens the entire lower body.  This exercise trains an athlete for strength, stability and control.  All of these attributes are essential for basketball players. A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that ACL injuries among high school students is significantly higher among athletes who play basketball, soccer or lacrosse.  Single leg movement exercises are extremely important because they help eliminate Read more […]

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