Life of a True Baller

Life of a True Baller

The life of a true baller?

Listen, the life of an ELITE baller is complex but there are simply certain things that NEED to be part of their life.

Gone are the days of lacing up your shoes and checking rock. Elite players have a routine which facilitates elasticity, flexibility and overall blood flow. This is known as the “dynamic warmup”. There are many different variations of dynamic warmups but the purpose remains the same. Get your body ready to perform at the highest level possible. Some players focus on hip mobility, injury prevention or specific body parts. The preference lies within the player. Static stretching before workouts are counterproductive and could actually cause damage or injury.

There is a direct correlation between athleticism and skill. Previous generations put a negative stigma on “lifting” but the reality is, IT IS A MUST.

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Players are working on their bodies now more than ever because it is NECESSARY. The more explosive an athlete can become, the more enhanced his skill will become as well. Most elite athletes are working on their bodies 4-6 times a week. Different programs for different times of the year are utilized. “Off-season” programming may target more “gains” while “in-season” programming may target more maintenance goals. One thing all elite athletes share? They DO NOT STOP. Yes, recovery is important and “burnout” is real however elite athletes know that their body is their job and their job never ends. Working on their bodies is a never-ending process that does not become neglected.

Skill Work is a part of any elite baller’s regimen. Many work with trainers, coaches and/or players. The focus on their programming depends on their goals but the foundation of any player lies within their footwork, ball handling, passing, shooting and defense. Most players try to find a balance between drills, competition and game actions within their workouts.

REPS, REPS,REPS.

Listen closely……. having a dynamic warmup, getting your lift in and working on your skills are essential ingredients for anyone looking to become ELITE, but there are a few more things to note.

You still need to SHOOT! A LOT! Shooting takes time and usually takes a partner but HIGH-LEVEL basketball players utilize shooting machines to maximize time. 400, 600 and even 1,000 jump shots taken are feasible goals within an hour or two. Don’t be mad about missed shots in a game if you hardly practice that “specific” shot daily. Elite Ballers are working on “catch and shoot”, “game cuts to shots”, “off the dribble” and more. DAILY!

This type of work ethic is not uncommon, so what separates all of these gym rats and propels a select few to an elite status?………..BASKETBALL IQ!

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When you watch a game on TV, do your eyes watch the ball? Don’t lie!

Elite players know “how to” watch film and games. They break down their craft. They may watch their last workout to understand how to improve their balance on their jump shot. They may watch their last practice so they can better understand how to utilize their spacing appropriately. The may watch their last game in order to watch the opponent’s tendencies for NEXT TIME.

If you find an elite player, you’ll certainly find all of these facets in their routine. So next time you are ready to work on your craft ask yourself, do I want to be ELITE or not?

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