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Basketball Anatomy Basketball Anatomy
Go inside your body’s basketball performance like never before. This resource shows what it takes to increase strength, speed, and agility in every aspect of the sport. It includes 88 main exercises and 151 full-color anatomical illustrations of the muscles involved in running, jumping, and shooting to show how each exercise is linked to basketball performance. The book also examines the anatomy of the most common injuries to the ankle, knee, and shoulder. [read more]
Winning Basketball Fundamentals Winning Basketball Fundamentals
Offensive and defensive strategies, individual and team drills, and a valuable player evaluation system to help guide coaching efforts. [read more]
Keys to Rebounding Keys to Rebounding
The three keys to rebounding are positioning, boxing out, and using your leverage. [read more]
Executing the close-out technique Executing the close-out technique
When an open opponent has the ball, the defender must close out (run out), typically over a distance of 12 to 30 feet (4 to 9 m), to contest the shot. [read more]
Lower-Body Power Development Lower-Body Power Development
Plyometric training was originally developed to achieve more efficient and powerful movement patterns over and off the ground. Athletes were looking to run faster, jump higher and farther, and change direction more effectively, or in other words, negotiate the ground better. [read more]
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