Why Resistance Training is Ruining your Game-Time Performance || Junior Athlete Development Program

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:33

There is a common perception that resistance training is ruining your game.

I have been coaching and playing basketball over the past 10 years and I have heard time and again that doing resistance training ruins my shot.

And to an extent, I agree with this statement.

Not because resistance training is bad, but that fact that the resistance training that is currently being executed hasn't taken the individual into consideration

And this is definitely not your fault.

What's really happening here is that there is no guidance in your program, so that the training you are doing is progressively building your  size and strength that it specific to your sport.

When you don’t see progress, or hindered performance you stop training in the gym and spending more time on the court or field working on skills for hours and hours. Unfortunately, this can lead to overuse injuries from doing too much of the same thing.

The great news is that here at GW Performance, we have the solution to your problem. Under the guidance of experienced strength and conditioning coaches you will receive a customised program aimed at specifically improving your performance on the court through:

  • Improving mobility

  • Improving movement coordination

  • Increasing strength

  • Increasing power

If you have or are experiencing poor performance from resistance training, stay tuned because over the next few weeks I will be releasing some tips and exercises to smartly improve your on-court mobility and performance.

In the meantime, if you have any questions feel free to email me at mitch@gw-performance.com or come and see us at GW Performance.

Coach Mitch

CrossFit | Strength & Conditioning | Personal Training

GW Performance

South Yarra