Basketball continues to be one of the most popular team sports, with several thousands playing at a high level on a week-to-week basis. Simply put, it is clear to see that the game itself has progressively gotten faster and more physical which inherently places greater demands on the body.
The probability of injury when competing can’t accurately be measured, however, little to no preparation from a Strength & Conditioning (S&C) standpoint can increase the risk of injury dramatically.
For any athlete, simply being available to compete at their respective sport goes a long way in terms of developing the necessary sport-specific skills, however, playing the sport itself with no other external means of training will only get you so far.
So, how are you able to reach your full athletic potential and gain that competitive advantage, plus what can be done to reduce the injury risk all through using Strength & Conditioning for Basketball?