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  • Author:
    By Alan Stein
  • Date:
    Jan 11, 2017

I love the English language and have always been fascinated by words. While I'm a basketball strength and conditioning coach by vocation, writing and public speaking are two of the mediums I use to disseminate my message of safe, purposeful, and innovative training techniques and concepts all over...

  • Date:
    Dec 14, 2016

If you've played basketball for any amount of time, this probably has happened to you. You're going up for a rebound. Or you're trying to steal a pass from the other team. Or your dribbling was disrupted by a defender. Whatever the case, the ball was deflected and awkwardly struck the tip of one of...

  • Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Dec 5, 2016

If you asked almost any middle school, high school, collegiate and professional coach to name the one basketball skill or character trait that is THE MOST important to the future success of a player, and most benefits the team that the player is on, many coaches (if not most) will tell you...

  • Date:
    May 25, 2016

Your team might not always have access to the weight room, but that's okay. Here are some strength exercises that can be done on court, with nothing more than a basketball.

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    May 18, 2016

In order to maximize potential on the court, it is imperative for basketball players to develop healthy eating habits. What a player eats determines their body fat levels as well as how much energy they have for intense workouts, practices and games. Dave Stagnita , the brilliant strength and...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    May 4, 2016

Many teams across the country have completed their seasons. I've received hundreds of emails, Tweets, and Facebook messages asking me to outline the offseason and how much time they should take off before they resume training. So this is the first in a series of posts to help you plan your...

  • Date:
    Apr 20, 2016

Your warmup lays the foundation for every workout, every practice and every game. Here are some of our favorite stationary warmup exercises.

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein
  • Date:
    Apr 13, 2016

Will lifting weights stunt your growth? At what age should you start lifting weights? Let me put an end to this lingering myth once and for all... Proper strength training does not stunt growth! In fact, you can actually begin a safe, age appropriate training program as young at 8 or 9 years old....

  • Author:
    Dr. T.J. Allan
  • Date:
    Mar 30, 2016

According to legendary (that's still an understatement) strength coaches Verkhoshansky and Siff: Metabolism is very specific to the intensity and duration of the sporting event, to the extent that excessive development of one type of fitness may have a profoundly detrimental effect on another type...

  • Author:
    By Alan Stein, CCS, CSCS
  • Date:
    Mar 16, 2016

In order to be your best this summer, and again next preseason, you need some rest. Most players will be going hard with individual workouts, AAU tournaments, summer league games, and elite camps. I know of several players who haven't slept in their bed at home for more than a dozen times the...

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