Alan Stein has dedicated his career to developing and improving basketball players on a year-round basis. This DVD is a look at his impressive training program, while providing coaches with a plan to help players improve. Strength and power training has become a standard in the basketball world, and Coach Stein is on the cutting edge of this development. His workout begins with some traditional exercises, but quickly transitions into new, innovative exercises. Several of the exercises are done from a standing position to help strengthen the lower back muscles and core. Further, many of the lower body exercises are done using one leg a time to ensure muscular balance. By becoming stronger, players are able to run faster, jump higher and box-out harder. Programs must be safe, balanced among all muscle groups, consistent year-round and progressive in nature. In addition to strength training, a well designed plyometric program can also enhance a player's performance. Stein shares several unique drills on the basketball floor designed to increase quickness and help players become more explosive. This DVD also introduces manual resistance exercises, which can be done anytime, anywhere. Programs with no accessibility to equipment can use these exercises and still gain excellent strength. Whether on the road, in the locker room or in the hallway, a combination of the exercises presented in this DVD can be used to greatly increase your team's strength and toughness.
29 minutes. 2006.