Take on the summer with this no equipment high intensity outdoor workout. Coach Nick George shows you how to make use of stairs and benches to get yourself physically prepared for next season.
Fitness and Conditioning
So you want to be like Kobe? Kobe has scored over 40+ points against every team he has played. He’s become a basketball legend because he outworks everyone, both on the court and off it.
But they don’t know he was there probably at 1 p.m. getting up shots.
To put into perspective how much work he puts in, this is just ONE part of the infamous 666 workout that Kobe does- during the OFF season. That’s right- when players are holidaying in Ibiza, Kobe is putting in 6 hours of work, for 6 days a week, over 6 months. He breaks down each 6 hour workout into 2 hours of track running, 2 hours of shooting and skill conditioning, and 2 hours of conditioning and weightlifting in the gym. Today, we show you the exercises that make up the running and weightlifting parts of Kobe’s 666 Workout.
For all but the most elite of athletes, following Kobe’s entire workout will lead to overtraining and injuries, especially without proper recovery. Whilst it might not be possible to train for 6 hours a day, you can easily form an hour’s workout using these exercises as a template. As we’ve seen with Kobe, you will only get out what you put into it.
Last week, I explained to you why sleep was so important. I looked at several scientific studies that concluded that showed sleep could both hinder a player’s ability to perform, but also elevate performance. Check out that article here. To help you provide some practical steps towards enacting better sleep habits, I did some further research. This article provided by the Global Sport Development Foundation provides some ideas which I’ve summarized into 4 key points to help your players get more sleep: Continue reading “4 Ways To Help Your Players Get More Sleep” »
Sleep. Science still hasn’t figured out it’s exact function, but nevertheless, we can’t live without it. Nevertheless, if you’re coaching a school team, particularly a high school or college team, you might notice your players trying as hard as they can to do so. But sleep is important for student athletes. Continue reading “Why Sleep is Important for Student Athletes” »
Many high-performance, competitive athletes and their coaches have found that a Chiropractor plays a significant role in managing acute injuries, maximizing performance and preventing injuries. By Dr. Bluestein
– “World’s Fastest Man”, Usain Bolt, receives treatment from his chiropractor
Chiropractors are doctors that are well equipped to help sports athletes perform at their very best. Chiropractors optimize the nerve-muscle-bone system. In an effort to reduce injuries and increase performance, individual athletes and many sports teams look toward Chiropractors to design custom tailored health programs.
Chiropractors have an excellent clinical toolbox used to effectively assess and treat the athlete. Two such tools are the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Range Release® (F.R.®).
SFMA is designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting. The clinical assessment is done from the perspective of a movement pattern. The system identifies problems that may be seemingly unrelated to the main complaint, but contribute to overall physical health of the athlete.
Functional Range Release® (F.R.®) is an advanced system of soft-tissue treatment based in the principles of myofascial release, but with multiple improvements. This system expands on the basic tenets of myofascial-release treatments by simultaneously assessing, expanding, and strengthening the patient’s functional range of motion. F.R.® is currently being utilized in the USA’s top professional and college performance programs.
|– Houston Rocket’s centre, Dwight “Superman” Howard, being treated with F.R.®.|
|– Functional Range Release® (F.R.®) is currently being used by the above medical staffs. The list of who utilizes this system is growing every year.|
Chiropractors are also able to cooperate with the members of your existing healthcare team and coaching staff to ensure they are maximizing the athletes’ full potential.
Dr. Bluestein holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Biology from Western University. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is currently practicing in Central, Hong Kong at Align Chiropractic Healthcare Centre.