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3 Simple Basketball Exercises to Improve Your Game Today

11 April 2011 No Comment

The best basketball exercises will get you to work on a few things at once to improve your game. But there’s a few things that you must focus on, no matter what level of basketball you are at. The key is that you need to constantly improve on these things for your basketball exercises to be the best. When Michael Jordan was great at everything, his coach told him to work on his jump shot. His coach said that he was great, but if he wanted to be unstoppable, he needed to improve his jump shot, and look where that got him.

But since you now know one of them, the jump shot, you know where we are going. Being able to stop on a dime to jump and shoot is one of the best basketball exercises you can do in order to be the best at what you do. That one skill is great, so pick about 4 spots inside of the 3 point line and with someone grabbing rebounds, take the ball, take two dribbles and stop hard and immediately jump and shoot. This one skill will allow you to make shots before the defense can block or defend it.

And with that, perfecting your shot is one of the best basketball exercises. You can’t win basketball games if you don’t have a good shot. So start close to the basket, about 3-5 feet away, and simply shoot. Repeat. The more you do, the better you will be at taking those shots. Move around the key, then move back a couple more feet until you are behind the 3 point line.

Ball handling skills is the next most important skill to perfect. Being able to dribble around defense and between guys on the court will get you better shots and increase shot percentage. And if you don’t have good ball handling skills, then you will have more turnovers, worse shots, messed up passes, and your game play will decrease rapidly.

The best basketball exercises for that is exercises like around the world where you dribble the ball in a figure-8 fashion around your feet as you stand with your feet further than shoulder width apart. Start with large bounces, then get smaller. When that is easy, add another basketball so you have to focus on ball control more.

These are just a few basketball exercises, but if you are serious about improving your game, then make sure to check out the Jump Manual and these other Jumping programs that will improve you vertical jump as well as your basketball game.

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