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Workout For Basketball – 2 Of The Best Exercises For Improving The Basketball Player’s Vertical!

Workout For Basketball – 2 of the Best Exercises For Improving the Basketball Player’s Vertical!

DW Swinger by ReActive Gym by Condition NYC

I have included 2 exercises here to literally take your basketball game to new heights! The following 2 strength training exercises for basketball performance will help you to develop superior leg power and athletic explosiveness! Read carefully and learn the following workout for your basketball game improvement.
1. The Double Arm Overhead Kettlebell Swing: By now you are probably familiar with the ancient kettlebell especially if you have read some of my other articles. The overhead swing is a variation of the more basic double arm swing with the exception of swinging the kettlebell all the way up above your head. To execute this lift you will want to pick up the bell with both arms. Next you will want to execute a technique known as the hip snap. The hip snap is performed by you constantly and fluently flexing and extending at both your hips and knees in order to generate the necessary momentum to swing the kettlebell all the way up above your head. This particular exercise is a tremendous workout for basketball players to develop explosive core strength and hip power. This is an effective way to go about jumping higher for basketball.
2. The Dual Kettlebell Squat Jump: For this particular exercise you will need the availability of a pair of kettlebells of equal weight. You don’t need to have a heavy pair of kettlebells to make this drill effective. To begin, simply perform a proper squat to pick up both kettlebells and hold them by your sides. Next perform a squat while holding the bells and explosively jump off of the ground. As you land make sure to land heel to toe and to recoil immediately into another squat to jump again. Make sure that you perform every jump in continuous succession. Maintain control of your body placement and stay efficient. This is a tremendous plyometric and resistance exercise for basketball. If you want to improve your vertical leap and athletic performance for basketball then you must include the kettlebell into your training program. Remember that anyone can train hard, but only the champions train smart!
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I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

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