Jan 28, As a both basketball coach and student of behavioral science for the last 30 years, I can attest that there is plenty of scientific and philosophical research as well real world testing that can show any player how to perform better "under pressure. This player may have practiced hundreds of free throws and be considered a good shooter, but none of that matters now.
General Endurance General endurance involves having the basic fitness necessary to tolerate the aerobic aspects of the game. This component would include tolerating all the low intensity demands of the sport, as well as being able to make it through an entire game without undue fatigue.
Aside from low intensity tolerance, general endurance allows for enhanced recoverability both within and between games. This aerobic system, what is trained by this method, is what replenishes energy the body uses when producing the intense movements necessary to play basketball.
There are many methods as to which general endurance is assessed, though unfortunately few are specific to basketball. Most commonly, tests such as the Beep or Yo-Yo tests are employed to assess aerobic fitness.
Problematically, the aforementioned tests do not look at basketball-relevant qualities.
The Beep and Yo-Yo predominately assess maximal aerobic power, the ability of our endurance-based system to maximally produce energy. In fact, aerobically fit basketball players end up running initial sprints faster than their less aerobically robust counterparts, but ended up fatiguing quicker over the course of repeat testing3.
Instead of aerobic power production, we just want to establish a baseline aerobic endurance capacity. The question we are asking is as follows: Though many physiological processes and stressors can influence this measure, it can be favorably impacted by endurance training.
There are several ways to measure RHR. A heart rate monitor or smartphone app can be used effectively. Though the simplest, and less costly method, is to measure the radial pulse in sitting.
Seat quietly and comfortably for minutes. Place your index and middle finger just below the base of the thumb-side of the palm. You should feel a pulse. Multiply the beats over 15 seconds by 4.
A well-conditioned basketball players ought to have a RHR less than 60 beats per minute. If the athlete is under 60 beats per minute, it is likely that not much time needs to be spent performing general endurance-based drills.
If the athlete is above 60 beats per minute, general endurance-based drills are warranted. A player who typically runs a low resting heart rate, who suddenly has a spike in heart rate, may need light general endurance drills to enhance recovery.
Explosive Repeatability Explosive repeatability involves the ability recover quickly between intense bursts—jumping, sprinting, change of direction, defending—while being able to maintain explosive output. The faster I can recover between the bursts, the more explosiveness I can retain with each successive action.
The key to recovering from these bursts is being able to buffer exercise byproducts, namely Hydrogen ions and carbon dioxide CO2. Excessive amounts of these materials can be contributing factors to fatigue4.
The aerobic and respiratory systems are the two domains that establish this buffer4. The former restores muscular creatine phosphate stores, and regulates produced acidity that can contribute to fatigue5.
The latter, breathing, is essential at regulating pH levels in the body by balancing CO2 and oxygen O2 levels, and assisting with Hydrogen ion clearance4.
This measure involves seeing how many beats the heart rate drops between explosive bouts. The common measure after an intense effort is to look at how many beats per minute the heart rate drops in the 60 seconds following an intense activity.How to Coach and Teach Offensive Basketball Rebounding that Wins Games.
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January 2, An article appearing in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette listed the "Top Sports Figures of the 20th Century in Western Pennsylvania." Nineteen of the top named in this story were from the sport of basketball.
Four were coaches, one was a journalist, . Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (approximately inches (24 cm) in diameter) through the defender's hoop (a basket 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter mounted 10 feet ( m) high to a backboard at each end of the court) while preventing the opposing team from.
Mar 11, · In order to shoot free throws you first need to get a regulation-sized basketball and go to a basketball court with a regulation-sized basketball hoop and court markings. Note: Becoming successful at shooting free throws depends a lot on always shooting them in a consistent manner.
Jun 26, · How to Shoot a Basketball Free Throw. Maintaining your free throw technique, shoot the ball, aiming for the back of the rim. Do this several times, missing the shot, but aiming at the back of the rim. Play Basketball.
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