Drill sergeant is a classic basketball camp/clinic drill.  It’s not a bad one, but the way it’s typically done is missing out on a huge opportunity to get kids better at defense! Usually, it’s all about working hard and getting kids tired. While conditioning is an important aspect of basketball performance, we can increase the…

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Framer Hold RFESS

We’ve already shared our “top” overall strength exercises for basketball players, and given you options for how to best replace those exercises if you have absolutely no equipment at all.  But what if you have ONLY dumbbells?   Well, first off, if you only had dumbbells you would have WAY more options than if you were…

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Decline Push-Up

OK, we’ve already shared our “top: overall strength exercises for basketball players.  See: https://progressiveperformance.ca/top-strength-exercises-for-basketball-players/ But, that really works if you have access to essentially all equipment a high-end training studio would have.  Obviously that’s not a reality for many basketball players – some of you may have access to a fully equipped gym when you…

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SSB RFESS

For more advanced basketball players that have been strength training for a while, these are GENERALLY the top lifts you want to progress to and really get stronger at.  Like any of these “top exercises” lists, you really need to be aware that while this is generally true for most athletes, NOTHING is true all…

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Step-In Vertical Jump on Vertec

How to Increase Your Vertical Jump By far, the most common thing basketball players are looking for when they are looking to “workout” is to improve their vertical jump and to dunk! Usually their most common solution is to search the internet for “Best Exercise for Vertical Jump” and just do what they find.  While…

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Sample Workout with Super Sets

The first key for athletes in their strength training is to understand the types of exercises to even do.  We covered that in the previous posts: Beginner Strength Exercises – Part 1 Beginner Strength Exercises – Part 2 Effective and Efficient Strength Training Workout Plan Template for Basketball Players The next most common question young…

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Goblet Split Squat

Beginner Strength Exercises – Part 2 Alright…You are on your way! You are a young hooper, you started your strength training journey, and you used our previous post to get started  with the right exercises.  Good start! But, after making some progress with those basic exercises, it’s time to keep those exercises in your training,…

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Goblet Squat

OK, so you are a serious hooper with goals of taking it to the next level.  You want to start “training”.  You read our last post and believe that the place to start is strength.  You also saw we said to focus on “push-pull-squat-hinge-core”, but you have no clue what that means and where to…

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