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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2018, 07:10 

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My 15 year old will be playing high school basketball next year. She is tall but thin and needs to get stronger. Any recommendations on a strength program, such as exercises, frequency, etc. I don't want to overdo it. I know I should probably focus on lower body and core exercises. I just need some functional workouts that will help improve her strength. Thanks for any assistance.


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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2018, 07:43 
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Are there any local trainers or programs around to get into? Depending on where you live there are lots of people that do that. Individual training can be pricey but if she can get in a small group it's more fun and affordable. I find that working out with a group of peers is much more effective in regards to getting them in the gym to work out... especially with girls.

I just know the basics... squats, push ups, planks, side planks, and coordination. When it comes to real effective strength training I'm just not qualified enough. But anything related to basketball coaching I can usually help. That is why I suggest a trainer or local program. It doesn't need to be complicated... I think you're on the right track with functional strength training. Add in some balance and flexibility commonly need for bball players (hips, calves).

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PostPosted: 14 Aug 2019, 10:48 
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As an update, I now have my kids follow this athletic development program:

https://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/pr/athletic-development-program.html

You can also find some good core exercises here:

https://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/fitness/basketball-core-exercises.html

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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2019, 12:47 

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Hello,

I wanted to ask the same question, with a twist. Is there a way to have my child exercise his strength for basketball ... in a country with a warm weather without problems? Because my wife and I were debating getting one of these houses in Greece for the holidays, and if on one hand it'd allow our son to play basketball in the yard to his heart's content, I'm worried, on the other hand, that it'd be bad to exercise outside in summer.
So, is there a specific training regimen to be had, or should I simply advise him to exercise in the morning or evening (especially since I've heard that working out early is one of the best things you can do for your health)?


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PostPosted: 05 Sep 2019, 11:34 

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lancer21 wrote:
I wanted to ask the same question, with a twist. Is there a way to have my child exercise his strength for basketball ... in a country with a warm weather without problems? Because my wife and I were debating getting one of these houses in Greece for the holidays, and if on one hand it'd allow our son to play basketball in the yard to his heart's content, I'm worried, on the other hand, that it'd be bad to exercise outside in summer. So, is there a specific training regimen to be had, or should I simply advise him to exercise in the morning or evening (especially since I've heard that working out early is one of the best things you can do for your health)?
First of all, if you need me to come to Greece, and stay at the house to make sure the weather is suitable, I'm okay with that ; )

In all seriousness, exercising outside isn't necessarily a bad thing, but doing so in the heat of the day is probably not wise depending on the temps and humidity. Just like any place with warmer temps, it's best to do outdoor activities in the cooler parts of the day (i.e., mornings and evenings). Drinking lots of fluids and using sunscreen.

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