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Excerpts — Basketball Anatomy

Ligament Dominance

The ligament dominance pattern, or the dynamic valgus, is the knock-knee position. To avoid this dangerous movement pattern, you need to strengthen your lateral hip muscles.

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Explosive Movements

The kettlebell swing is a good introductory exercise for teaching athletes hip thrusting and the triple extension movement pattern (extend at the ankles, knees, and hips) to assist with the teaching progression of Olympic-type weightlifting exercises.

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Program Preparation

If you are a coach, you must develop proficiency in writing training programs for your athletes. Training programs should be individualized to account for factors such as medical history, sex, biological and training age (experience), the sport, and the position played.

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