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1556 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2010 11:32 AM by Busdriverkid
bball4life478 Amateur 23 posts since
Aug 5, 2010
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Nov 26, 2010 8:27 AM

Lifting Weights

Does lifting weights on daily basis mess up your shot in basketball and if it does how many times a week should i lift?

  • Sjay19 Expert 45 posts since
    Dec 17, 2009
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    1. Nov 27, 2010 2:52 PM (in response to bball4life478)
    Re: Lifting Weights

    yea if u don't strech afterward

  • BBALLMD Rookie 4 posts since
    Nov 29, 2010
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    2. Nov 29, 2010 8:24 AM (in response to bball4life478)
    Re: Lifting Weights

    Lifting weights in -season should not hurt your shooting as long as you maintain flexibility (by stretching) as well. Strength training will not only improve your shot (by giving you a stronger body to keep yourself in optimal shooting position) but can also help you avoid injury and be a better overall athlete.

     

    Weight training basically causes small injuries to your  muscles that, with good nutrition and time to recover, helps your  muscles work better and grow even stronger. Make sure you follow a  program that's going to help your game and not just one that's going to  make you look more buff.

     

    You should find a local athletic trainer who can teach you about "periodization" which is a way to train that maximizes your body's improvement in strength to help you "peak" at the right time.

     

    Most trainers suggest more weight training (3-4 times a week) in the off-season  and less frequent weight training (1-2 times/week) during the season, alternating the muscle groups you train (more upper body work on one day, more lower body work the next).

     

    Hope this helps.

  • shootingoveryou Rookie 2 posts since
    Nov 29, 2010
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    3. Nov 29, 2010 10:40 AM (in response to bball4life478)
    Re: Lifting Weights

    I think that if u want to be better at shooting u don`t have to lift weights, u will lose time lifting weights that you should use for practise to put the ball into the rim

  • Busdriverkid Legend 362 posts since
    Apr 16, 2010
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    4. Nov 29, 2010 11:32 AM (in response to bball4life478)
    Re: Lifting Weights

    If you stretch before and after you lift you should be fine.

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