Basketball Workout

There are different Basketball Workouts you can use when pursuing a pro basketball career. Training every day with various Basketball Workouts will put you ahead of 95 percent of the competition. There are tons of drills to do every day and you can experiment with different drills to see which one give’s you faster results. That’s what I did and I’m going to share with you today what 5 Basketball drills that will prepare you for a pro basketball career.

One Arm Shooting Warm-Up

When you are training you are usually shooting shots without any goal on how much to make, or where to shoot from. This is not good because you will develop bad habits in your Basketball Workouts that will translate into the game. When I was at a lecture at a basketball camp at the University of Connecticut, the speaker was the shooting doctor who worked with tons of pros like Michael Jordan and Gilbert Arenas. He said before you start your Basketball Workout you should stand three feet from the basket and shoot one-arm jumpers. When you are doing this you should only count the “all-new” shots you make. If it touches the rim it doesn’t count. The shot doctor was very good at this and he had trained all his players to warm-up this way. I decided if the players in the NBA warm-up using the one-arm warm-up shot, then I should add it to my Basketball Workout. The rest of the day I practised one arm shots and the next time I played, I, sure enough, couldn’t miss. I put on an unbelievable performance and everyone at the camp said I should try to play for the team. This drill had helped me so much I decided to use it the rest of my career. Every day I warm-up with 25 makes from three spots one from the middle of the paint and one from the left block and the right block. This is a great Basketball Workout and anyone trying to become a professional basketball player should do it.

“250 to 500” makes a day

After the one arm shooting warm-ups you want to start you’re shooting workouts. I usually begin putting up shots from different spots on the court. My goal is to make 250 to 500 shots using different moves off the dribble. I start from one side of the wing and shoot from each spot until I get to the other wing. After I shoot mid-range shots I will move to the three-point line and repeat the process. Now you can switch your Basketball Workout up and do shots off the dribble, or go to the basket for floaters. Either way, you are working on repetition, which is the most important thing when it comes to developing a skill in a Basketball Workout.

Core Exercises

Now when I’m in the weight room I train only on things that will help me become stronger in the game. One of the things I would do in my Basketball Workout is different exercises that work on your core. I would train 3 to 4 times a week, doing at least 200 to 300 sit-ups a day. I figured If NBA players focus on it so much, and they’re extremely athletic, then I should too. Once I incorporated it into my workout regimen, after one week of this I added an inch or two on my vertical. I didn’t start doing this until I became a pro because I learned it late in my career. None of my coaches ever stressed how important it is to your game to have a strong core. Now I tell all my players they should do sit-ups every day in their Basketball Workouts if they want to reach their full ability on the court.

Ball handling

Now before you shoot or after, you need to include ball handling drills in your Basketball Workouts just as much as you shoot, Even if you’re a big-man you should work on your ball handling. I saw Blake Griffin and other NBA big men training their handles in a Basketball Workout on a YouTube video, so if they are doing it then what should you be doing? Right. So what you would do is pick some two ball dribbling drills to do, and everyday dribble the ball you’re hardest and you’re fastest, always keep your head-up, and be persistent because the drill will be a little difficult at first. Do this the entire week and watch how your handle will feel so much tighter. The feeling is amazing. In my free report, I explain this more in detail.

Squat jumps

Now when you’re in the gym or weight room you need to do some type of squat exercise where you are exploding up. You want to jump and explode as high as you can, focusing on getting better each jump in your Basketball Workout. Do this and watch your vertical jump get better in just a week. I do all of these Basketball Workout drills and I feel they are some of the most important drills to do. I guarantee you results! because it worked for me. So focus on doing jumps 3 to 4 times a week.

Now combine all the drills and start Monday, and by Friday watch how your game feels! It’s a great feeling when you develop a new skill. I have had those feelings my whole life, and that’s why I can say I had a great career, and now I can teach you the same Basketball Workouts. Best of all I still play.

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Source by Eric Downie