Author Topic: Are pro bball players BADLY strength trained?  (Read 843 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

fast does lie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2455
  • Aries Merritt boss
  • Respect: +397
    • View Profile
Are pro bball players BADLY strength trained?
« on: January 02, 2017, 10:01:08 am »
+1
Everywhere you look, NBA trainers are training players to bulk up for upper body with so much bench, rows, shoulder etc and also a lot of core workout, but they do like no lowerbody workouts.  Dont get me wrong, that's good, but wtf, some of these guys have flamingo legs and really can't get up unless they have a good running start.

It's like the trainers think these guys have enough leg work outs from all the running or afraid squats will injure or hurt their knees.

Does anyone know any pro players that actually try to build explosiveness with barbell squat, deadlift etc, other than body weight stuff?
33yrs | 24in SVJ | >45% BF | 227LB | 5'9 | 7'5 reach | 400lb max squat paused | 5'8 wingspan | 26in RVJ

Coming back from 2 years of inactivity!

Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB

adarqui

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 30091
  • who run it.
  • Respect: +7274
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Are pro bball players BADLY strength trained?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 01:17:35 pm »
+1
dno. you'd hope some of these athletes would carry over some good habits from college weight rooms (if they didn't go right into the nba).

d-wade lost alot of weight this off season, looks like he stripped off some of his top-heaviness.

That's the theme I see in the NBA:
- join skinny/crazy athletic
- slowly become more top heavy over the years
- end up less athletic but far more skilled.

D-Wade was a perfect example of that IMHO... Now that he's gone back down in weight, he looks like he turned back time several years.

At the pro level of most popular sports, s&c coaches seem afraid to push their athletes. You even see it in NFL programs. These guy s who know how beneficial proper s&c is, end up going to their own s&c gyms/coaches in the off season.

pc

fast does lie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2455
  • Aries Merritt boss
  • Respect: +397
    • View Profile
Re: Are pro bball players BADLY strength trained?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 12:05:43 am »
0
dno. you'd hope some of these athletes would carry over some good habits from college weight rooms (if they didn't go right into the nba).

d-wade lost alot of weight this off season, looks like he stripped off some of his top-heaviness.

That's the theme I see in the NBA:
- join skinny/crazy athletic
- slowly become more top heavy over the years
- end up less athletic but far more skilled.

D-Wade was a perfect example of that IMHO... Now that he's gone back down in weight, he looks like he turned back time several years.

At the pro level of most popular sports, s&c coaches seem afraid to push their athletes. You even see it in NFL programs. These guy s who know how beneficial proper s&c is, end up going to their own s&c gyms/coaches in the off season.

pc

yep I think u nailed it on the dot.... look at corey maggette he was super explosive in hs and college, turned into body builder in nba....

a lot of these pro "trainers" still have the mentaility that squats weigh u down lol
33yrs | 24in SVJ | >45% BF | 227LB | 5'9 | 7'5 reach | 400lb max squat paused | 5'8 wingspan | 26in RVJ

Coming back from 2 years of inactivity!

Goal: Maintain 385-405lb squat while cutting down to 165 LB