Basketball Conditioning Workout
By Andrew Johnson, Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Personal Trainer
Basketball season gets back into full swing this month. To celebrate, October’s Workout of the Month is all about helping you improve your conditioning on the court. This workout focuses on developing aerobic endurance and also mixes in strength training and agility, honing in on the muscles used the most when playing ball – legs, shoulders, chest, and core – to make you the go-to person on your squad. Add this workout to your regular training routine and see how your overall game improves.
1. Basketball Squat Jumps: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
2. Alternating Basketball Push-ups: 3 sets of 10-12 reps
3. Plyo Lunges with Basketball Figure 8’s: 3 sets of 30 seconds
4. Basketball Plank: 3 sets of 30-90 seconds
5. 4-Cone Box Shuffle: 3 sets of 3 times around
6. Resistance Band Defensive Slides: 3 sets 10-15 slides in both directions
7. Basketball Hurdle Hops: 3-5 sets of hurdle hops
8. Stability Ball Toe Taps: 3 sets of 30-60 seconds
Andrew Johnson grew up as a competitive athlete specializing in basketball and football. Following his passion for athletics and helping others, Andrew spent several years coaching youth basketball before he decided to focus his career on athletic training, weight loss, and strength and conditioning. He enjoys working with all levels of clients and is results oriented. Andrew also runs specialty basketballs camps and tournaments at Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek.