Category Archives: Sports Specific Training

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The KEMBA Walker Step Back : A breakdown of the athletic movement

As soon as Kemba Walker made this shot against Pittsburgh during the Big East conference tournament, thousands of aspiring hoopers went right outside on their hoops, mimicking and imagining the moment being theirs. They attempted to cross over like Kemba, … Continue reading

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Keiser Power For Basketball, Football tuck to Bull Hop

Part of the Basketball Power Series Trainer Mike Atkinson Resistance at 17% Body weight Keiser performance equipment is a game changer. I have had the opportunity to work with Keiser performance for over 4 years at Sierra Strength & Speed. … Continue reading

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Keiser Performance for Basketball, with Video

Keiser performance equipment is a game changer. I have had the opportunity to work with Keiser performance for over 4 years at Sierra Strength & Speed. The ability to generate basketball specific training programs that use the pneumatic technology is … Continue reading

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Knockout the Competition with Boxing Training for Basketball

Training for boxing is a great way to gain confidence, increase basketball performance through cross training in off season and implement new neural patterns and movements. Kids don’t punch people, punch bags. – Author Mike Atkinson The Crossover between Boxing … Continue reading

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DO You Pass the Eye Ball Test?

As I took my seat down on the plane after a (International Basketball League) game against the Santa Barbara Breakers (missed a triple double by 1 point), I could not help but overhear the man I was sitting next to … Continue reading

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Single Leg Squat w/Ball Progression- Basketball Performance

Train for Balance, Strength and Stability: Single Leg Squat with Basketball: Keep chest Proud and back flat Keep knee stable Reach back and sit in hips, do not let knee go in front of toes Keep pressure evenly distributed through … Continue reading

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Balls 2 the Wall-Basketball Performance drills

Often coaches incorporate a two ball routine into their development sessions. I like to mix the two ball drills up with different release points and footwork patterns off the wall for reaction. Incorporate into warm-up or your favorite two ball … Continue reading

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Gain leverage over your opponent- Lateral Lunge

Increase your ability to move in an athletic position. ¬†The game of basketball is played at multiple angles consisting of a large percent of lateral movements. ¬†Perform lateral lunge for increased mobility and strength in hips and adductors. The lateral … Continue reading

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2 Hard 2 Guard-Defense to Offense with Drop Step

Athlete Type: Two sophomore athletes. Drill: Classic Drop Step Drill with an added defensive component. Coaching Note: Great to create match-ups that will challenge the partner. Note to athletes: We show misses and failed attempts to learn from our mistakes … Continue reading

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5 components to TFB RudeBoi’s Vertical Jump

What we can learn from TFB and the art of jumping. Now it is time to breakdown and take a look at some of the fundamentals behind their hops. For those of us who are fans of athleticism and the … Continue reading

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