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How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« on: August 13, 2012, 08:34:59 am »
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 11:09:54 am »
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Don't look at what pro players do - they're older/more experienced than you are. Start with the draft numbers -

 http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/?year=All&sort2=DESC&draft=&pos=&source=All&sort=14

sort by bench press, you'll see you guys repping between 0-26 reps of 180lb. How many reps can you do?
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 11:23:39 am »
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ALL OF THE MUSCLE MASS IS USEFUL
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 11:27:27 am »
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180ibs ? maybe 3 times :D. So should I stay with my body biulding routine or should I go for a more strenght based upper body routine with less reps and more weight ?
current vertical: 32.5 inches
longterm goal: 35 inches
shortterm goal 120kgx5 squat
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 11:30:36 am »
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it doesn't matter. keep doing what you're doing if you're adding weight over time.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 11:40:03 am »
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ok thanks so i stick to my normal routine  ;)
current vertical: 32.5 inches
longterm goal: 35 inches
shortterm goal 120kgx5 squat
squat: 5x105kg
size: 6,1 weight: 77kg

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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 06:09:08 pm »
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If you're white, you'd be better off ignoring your upper body...
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 06:14:34 pm »
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Ehm what ?:D
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2012, 06:15:43 pm »
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Don't look at what NBA players are doing...  Most of the time, they're training with different purposes than you are.  They do a lot of injury prevention stuff and they stay away from "risky" stuff since they are million dollar athletes.  

How much muscle mass is useful is a horrible question..  Depends on what your goals are as a basketball player, but for the most part, adding muscle mass will only help you as long as you're not trying to turn into the hulk.  I can't possibly think of how added lean muscle won't benefit you.  It will add weight, strength, power, speed...  
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2012, 07:29:54 pm »
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For basketball I would say being able to do 60 pushups, 30 dips,  20 full range pull ups would be more than enough strength for a basketball player, especially a non post player. All body weight, no complications, and can workout every day.. I mean for me looking back on it when I played ball I think bw exercises for upper body would've helped even better than weights in my opinion.
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 09:25:38 pm »
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If you're white, you'd be better off ignoring your upper body...

You were doing better for a while, training, and actually making decent posts.  why are you acting like an idiot fuck again harvey?
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 05:09:11 am »
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If you're white, you'd be better off ignoring your upper body...

You were doing better for a while, training, and actually making decent posts.  why are you acting like an idiot fuck again harvey?

I'm trying to make a point. If you want to make it somewhere as a basketballer, your priority should be jumping above anything else physically.
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 05:55:09 am »
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If you're white, you'd be better off ignoring your upper body...

You were doing better for a while, training, and actually making decent posts.  why are you acting like an idiot fuck again harvey?

I'm trying to make a point. If you want to make it somewhere as a basketballer, your priority should be jumping above anything else physically.

So that when you start playing some high-level ball, you can jump for joy over 50 times without losing height because somebody who put in the work in the weightroom is boxing you out and bullying you in the low post? Lol.

You don't even play basketball, bro, you play volleyball, so let me tell you that basketball is a physical sport, man, your body and how compact and leanly muscled it is incredibly important. Not just jumping.

These dudes look tiny on TV, but if you go up to them in real life they're completely packed with muscle. Even someone like Stephen Curry is more muscled than you think he'd be.

As for OP, I'd say the routine is fine, just keep adding weight.

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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 11:39:32 am »
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To add to my post IMO the best upper body exercise with weights that helped me out the most for basketball was the push press, I was doing thibs hp mass for a couple months and when I was playing ball there was a definite notice in me driving and being physical. In every pick up game I was asked if I played football, and while playing I always heard comments like "yo he's strong as f***"  when driving for layups and what not. but I agree basketball players need some muscle, but I think as long as you have your body weight mastered you'll have plenty of strength.
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Re: How much muscle mass is useful for a basketball player ?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 12:32:23 pm »
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If you're white, you'd be better off ignoring your upper body...

You were doing better for a while, training, and actually making decent posts.  why are you acting like an idiot fuck again harvey?

I'm trying to make a point. If you want to make it somewhere as a basketballer, your priority should be jumping above anything else physically.

you are a fucking moron. if you want to make it somewhere as a basketball player, your priority should be BECOMING A GREAT FUCKING BASKETBALL PLAYER.

for fuck's sake, that's not a difficult concept.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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