Lower Body Strength is paramount for basketball players who are looking to produce more force for jumping, landing, cutting and stopping on a dime. Today we are going to talk about 5 of the important lower body exercises that players and coaches need to implement in order to have well rounded and effective strength and performance program. When thinking about exercises to prescribe for basketball players, we need to think about the risk and reward ratio. Basketball players are usually not built like other athletes when it comes to levers and therefore we need to think about what exercises works best for their body type.
Our favourite lower body exercises that will take you to the next level are:
1.) Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats and Split squat variations
2.) Trap Bar Deadlift
3.) Pure Single Leg Squat Variation
4.) Lunges in 3 planes of motion
5.) Hip Thrust Variation