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Basketball Anatomy

Basketball Anatomy

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    See 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.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface

    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

    Exercise Finder
    Bibliography
    About the Authors

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