You need need to train to improve the skill of absorbing impact. This 1-Leg Counterweight Squat will help you improve your landings.
NBA draft day is a special day for 60 young, talented basketball players. While with the @lakers, I enjoyed the days and months following draft day when I got to spend time working with young, hungry players who now had to get ready to perform on basketball's biggest stage. Here is my message to this year's NBA draftees on what to prioritize as a young professional about to realize their dream:
Strengthen your upper back, shoulders and posture with this @trxtraining Eccentric-Y w/ Row exercise.
Knee discomfort while lunging is common. This lunge variation is a great way to reap the benefits of loading the lunge pattern without aggravating your knees.
Quick no-equipment-needed hip warm-up. Sometimes we get carried away with warm-ups but you can't ignore them either. Here's a 3 exercise hip warm-up that will get your hips moving and fired up.
The 3 keys to becoming great at teaching the basics of exercise and movement:
Practice the squat and deadlift motion before you load them. The Squat to Stand is a great movement to include in your warm-up on lower body day. It’s an especially key warm-up exercise if you have squats or deadlifts in your workout.
Today's Edge: Here's a trick for when the hotel gym doesn't go above 50lb dumbbells but you still need to get your squat work in.
Most sports require movement and stability in all planes of motion.
There will be lots of times where some knee valgus is unavoidable, and maybe even necessary for the specific task.
So how do you prepare athletes for this?
ENDURANCE ATHLETES: Fitting in strength training into your overall competition training can be a struggle. In Part 1, I shared some strategies you could use to integrate strength training into your endurance training program.
Here's part 2, a 5-exercise workout you can use to complement your endurance training: