Five-Star Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach
Having worked with Division I basketball athletes for the past 20 years, Joe Stolzer has the experience and knowledge of few basketball strength trainers. Bringing together speed, power and balance, the workouts on this DVD are designed to improve specific basketball skills. Stolzer's program is centered around injury prevention and performance enhancement. This workout begins with a number of exercises that focus on strength and conditioning, core strength, lower bodywork and balance. Stolzer's drills combine jumping jacks, push-ups, Walk/lunges, running backward, squats, sit-ups and back extensions to enhance basketball players' range of motion. Stolzer also incorporates visualization with players. The most important step in sports is the first step, Coach Stolzer teaches it well. Drills he uses for the first step development are the back-and-forth jump drill, front/back, and hopping drill. Another element of the speed workout concerns hip mobility. This is developed with the lunge & turn and the push up & turn drills. Additional exercises deal with lift-off and quick feet, developing fast jumpers, hand and foot quickness, arm movements and shooting. All of the drills in this DVD create quicker, stronger and better-conditioned athletes!