EbookSee what it takes to maximize on-court power, strength, agility, and quickness. Basketball Anatomy will show you how to improve performance by increasing muscular strength and optimizing the efficiency of every movement.
Basketball Anatomy features 88 of the most effective basketball exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations to show the muscles in action.
Basketball Anatomy goes beyond the exercises by placing you on the court and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the muscles involved in pivoting, rebounding, and shooting show you the exercises are fundamentally linked to basketball performance.
You’ll also step off the court and into the athletic training room to explore the anatomy of the most common injuries to the ankle, knee, and shoulder as well as exercises for minimizing and recovering from such setbacks.
Basketball Anatomy is a must-have for all who appreciate the artistry and athleticism of the game—whether player, coach, trainer, or spectator.
Basketball players, coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, and athletic trainers.
Table of ContentsForeword
Chapter 1. The Basketball Player in Motion
Chapter 2. Legs: Where the Game Starts
Chapter 3. Lower Back and Core: The Center of Stability
Chapter 4. Upper-Body Strength and Power: Pulling Exercises
Chapter 5. Upper-Body Strength and Power: Pushing Exercises
Chapter 6. Explosive Weight Training for Playing Above the Rim
Chapter 7. Plyometrics for a Quicker First Step and Game Reaction
Chapter 8. Rehabilitation for Optimal Return to Play
Chapter 9. Injury Prevention for Avoiding the Bench
Chapter 10. Putting It All Together
About the Authors
“I’m fascinated by Basketball Anatomy. It’s one of the few books that captures the beauty and athleticism of our sport. Dr. Brian Cole, who has more than a decade of experience in managing the sport, understands what players go through to perform at their best. It’s a book I will continue to recommend.”
“Basketball Anatomy not only showcases the authors’ expertise but will help players train, rehabilitate injuries, and develop high-level performance.”
Dr. James Andrews