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Strength and conditioning practices of National Basketball Association strength and conditioning coaches.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16095396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes the results of a survey of the practices of National Basketball Association strength and conditioning (NBA S&C) coaches. The response rate was 68.9% (20 of 29). This survey examines (a) background information, (b) physical testing, (c) flexibility development, (d) speed development, (e) plyometrics, (f) strength/power development, (g) unique aspects, and (h) comments from coaches providing additional information. Results indicate, in part, that coaches assess an average of 7.3 parameters of fitness, with body composition testing being the most common. All coaches used a variety of flexibility development strategies. Results reveal that 17 of 20 (85.0%) of NBA S&C coaches follow a periodization model. Nineteen of 20 coaches (95.0%) indicated that their athletes used Olympic-style lifts. All coaches employed plyometric exercises with their athletes. The squat and its variations, as well as the Olympic-style lifts and their variations, were the most frequently used exercises. The survey serves as a review and a source of applied information and new ideas.
Christopher J Simenz; Carrie A Dugan; William P Ebben
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1064-8011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-12     Completed Date:  2005-10-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-504     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Physical Therapy/Program in Exercise Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Basketball / physiology*
Physical Education and Training / methods*,  standards
United States

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