I went out and spoke to my team when developing this post topic. I wanted to get the insight of my players to see how they felt in regards to truely benefiting from our practices and training. With the help of my team we came up with the following information to assist others in truely benefiting from performing both fun and difficult basketball drills.
To really see gains in your basketball abilities, the right basketball drills and training is critical. There are not many sports in which you need to maintain tons of high levels of energy for long periods of time. Basketball requires a lot of stamina and endurance. It is important to focus on that mere fact when you practice and train. If you lack stamina and endurance, you will not have a chance when your faced with a challenging game. Increasing your endurance and stamina has to be a goal when training for basketball. In order to build or strengthen these abilities, their are a variety of aerobic exercises that can be performed such as running or riding a bike. Even if you only play basketball during a regular season you need to continue with your aerobic exercises through the year. Performing these exercises often and regularly helps condition your body and keeps your muscle memory as well as builds upon your basketball strengths.
Besides staying in shape with just aerobics, another important part of basketball conditioning is building on your overall strength. It is important to have both upper and lower body stength if you want to be on the top of your basketball game. Both your arms and legs need to be ready for various kinds of movement in the game of basketball. If your goal is to truely improve your vertical leap, it is going to take a lot of leg stength and determination. Performing many types of weight training exercises throughout the week is essential for basketball conditioning. Weight and strength exercises help to keep your muscles healthy and less prone to injury. These conditioning exercises also help you remain competitive on the court.
Another important and less thought about aspect is maintaining a regular schedule for your training. By doing this you are building a habit and are more likely to practice consistently. Players that only train when they feel like it, or when they have some spare time find it difficult to build the type of regular schedule they really require to remain in great shape. It is simple to stick to your training if you are aware of what you are supposed to be doing at a specific time. You should always make it a priority to train when you have it scheduled unless you are sick. By remaining consistent with your training is almost as important as the types of basketball drills and excercies that you perform.
In closing, my team all agreed that you need to take your basketball drills and training seriously in order to excel and grow in the game of basketball. Having natural talent in basketball is great, but it will only get you so far. It is important to work on your agility and endurance, as well as focus on weight and strength training to really improve your abilities. Focus on your training schedule and make it a point to follow it daily to keep yourself conditioned and building your skills.
Thеre аrе dіfferеnt workouts tо jump higher, іt’ѕ јuѕt thаt уou nееd tо find оut whіch оneѕ will work for yоu. Increasing your vertical leap revolves around a lot of lower body and leg stength. If yоu аre ѕоmeоnе thаt doesn’t livе nеar а gуm thеn уou might соnѕіdеr workouts that can be dоne in thе соmforts оf уour оwn homе withоut the uѕе оf workout еquіpmеnt. Squаtѕ аrе ѕomеthing that саn bе dоnе in уоur hоmе or аt the gуm. Addіng wеightѕ at thе gуm wіll hеlp yоu tо ассomplіѕh yоur goal а lіttlе quiсker but уou can gеt the sаmе rеѕultѕ by dоing squаts аt home wіth ѕome madе uр wеights. You саn hold your handѕ ѕtrаіght out in front of yоu wіth а few bооks іn thеm and thаt wіll nоt оnlу wоrk уour lеgѕ but аlsо you аrm musclеs aѕ wеll. A medicіnе bаll іѕ ѕоmethіng thаt mаnу will uѕе for that purрosе but іf уоu dоn’t hаvе onе then yоu need tо uѕe уour imаgіnаtiоn а littlе and аdd ѕоme wеіghtѕ of your оwn.
Sоmething еlѕе that wіll hеlр уou to buіld up уоur leg musclеѕ wоuld bе to dо ѕоme workouts thаt will hеlр you in уour vertical jump аѕ well. Yоu сan dо this by fіndіng а ѕturdу ѕtер or bench mаking ѕurе that it iѕ high еnough ѕо thаt yоu hаvе а goоd аmоunt of bеnd іn уour leg. Oncе уou have рlaсеd уоur foot оn the ѕteр оr bеnсh, quiсkly рuѕh уourѕelf up and bаck ѕо thаt yоu аre puѕhed uр into the air. I am ѕure thаt уou hаvе ѕeеn pеoрlе dоіng thіѕ bеfоre аnd nоw уоu knоw whу thеу were doіng іt. It workѕ оn buіldіng up thе lеg muѕсlеѕ nеedеd to helр yоu jump higher. Yоu mіght think thіs a sillу exercise but if уou can dо thіѕ оnе hundrеd tіmеѕ dаilу, уou will ѕeе а drаmаtіс dіfferenсе іn yоur vertical jump.
To gain explosive vertical leaps, you definitely want to perform the above squat and bench jumps for at least ten minutes a day. After a few weeks of dedication, you should notice a gain in strength as well as an improved vertical jump.
Another excellent way to increase both your speed and vertical leap is by exercising with either a stair climber, or utilizing stadium steps. This is an old method but works extremely well to build power and strength to assist in your jumping ability and overall speed on the court.
To perform this basketball drill, either utilize a stair climber type of product and set it so that the stairs move with very little resistance. You want to be able to run on these stairs without having to wait on the machine. If your going to attempt this at a stadium start at the bottom and run and power off of each step on your way to the top. Sprint up the stairs and as you push off each step you want to leap from step to step. As you get more experienced with this drill, you can start skipping steps to really improve your vertical leap.
See the video below for an example of how one should perform the Power Stairs basketball drill.
This basketball drill will really work on improving your vertical leap! This can be done in one of two fashions, one legged jumps or two legged jumps. We’ll begin with the method for one legged jumps.
One-legged jumps are done as follows:
Jump as high as possible off of one foot. Land carefully and balance, and jump as high as possible off the other foot. Repeat this for a total of twenty jumps.
The two-legged jumps are done as follows:
Start by squating down with your knees bent and body in a defensive position. Power jump as hard as you can off the ground. Land carefully and banalcned, pause for about two seconds, then jump up again as high as possible. Perform this drill ten times.
Improving your vertical leap is primarily increasing the strength in your legs and also building power in your jump. You really want to focus on your form when jumping and constantly trying to push yourself higher when performing your power jumps. Over time your muscles in your legs will grow stronger and your jumps will improve.