In this part of the complete warm up we focus on glute activation. Glute strength is a critical component for basketball performance and injury prevention via lateral stabilization and hip extension. Glute activation also helps decrase dyanmic knee valgus which plays a huge role in injuries such as ACL and meniscus tears.
1st glute activation exercise is monster walks with jab steps using a basketball.
2nd glute activation exercise is monster walks with crossover dribble.
3rd glute activation exercise is mini lunge series forward and backward while dribbling.
4th glute activation exercise is jab step series.
5th glute activation exercise is lateral walks while dribbling.
This course will instruct you how to perform a complete basketball warm up that addresses every aspect of basketball, such as mobility, muscular activation, plyometrics, and agility prior to playing basketball. This warm up will allow the athlete to maximize performance while minimizing injury and improving mobility. As physical therapists we have seen an increase amount of injuries occuring in...
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