Coming up with new ideas for [tag]basketball conditioning workouts[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a tip that has worked well for me in the past.
Basketball is a unique game that basically uses every muscle group so you have to create a stretching and warm-up program that caters to that specific need. I got with my track coach and strength coach and developed a dynamic stretching and warm-up routine that has been very beneficial to my [tag]basketball program[/tag].
We do everything in one line all the way around the [tag]basketball[/tag] court and then get into our stretch lines. We start with the specific exercise down one side of the court and jog out the rest of the lap to really warm-up.
Dynamic Warm-up: high knee pulls, lunges, high knees, power skips, high knees, reverse knee pulls, carioca
Stretch lines: arm circles forward and back, shoulder stretch, in and outs with arms straight at the elbow, hanging hamstring stretch, toe grabber ham-string stretch, seated righ arm/left leg sit and reach and reverse, right and left leg sit and reach with both hands and knee bent, both legs straight out sit and reach, groin stretch, standing splits and 25 old fashioned jumping jacks.
At the end of this stretch and warm-up your basketball players should be warm and ready to go.