Hill Workout for Acceleration
Hill workouts are one of the best workouts you can do for basketball. Obviously you don't play basketball running up a hill, but the incline emphasizes biomechanics and properties of athleticism that are key for athleticism. Like I said regarding the field workout, basketball is a game of almost strictly acceleration. Rarely do you reach your top speed in any direction. The hill's incline creates a deficit that your body must compensate for, and continue to be in an acceleration position. If you notice in most of these clips, we maintain a forward lean and our knees are pumping, and not cycling, just as if we were accelerating, even 15-20 yards into our sprint. This isn't because we are consciously doing this--it's something the hill enforces naturally. These bursts are short because the hill creates such an intense challenge for the body, and we want to maintain explosiveness throughout the workout--something that fatigue could hinder. Check out the workout below and watch the videos to clear up any questions you have!
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