Fitness and core strength are an important aspect of physical preparedness for basketball. Yes drills are the most important but using core workouts to train the m core muscles is also a great way to prep for your next match or season. Try each core exercise below and check out the basketball core workout too.
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Basketball is an extremely competitive sport, so doing everything to prepare for a match or for the season is a necessity. Preparing yourself physically for basketball is a tough challenge, a challenge which should involve some form of core development. Let’s have a look at these 8 exercises you can add to your training regime to improve your core musculature.
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The core muscles are so vast that its hard to say which specific movements they do. If you think about hip stabilisation and how important that would be for a basketball player. Or rotational strength, physical resilience when in contact with others, the core muscles are used in all aspects of the sport.
Consistent training of the core musculature using a variety of movement patterns. Having a well rounded full body strength training routine with core exercises integrated in is probably the best for developing a well rounded athletic core, it cannot just be plank and sit ups.
Yes, however it should never be placed of higher importance than the game itself. Also conditioning plays a huge role in basketball performance so having very high amounts of muscle mass isn’t very beneficial. The strength training should be specific to the game of basketball and cater to the body types of basketball players.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.