Basketball Anatomy

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“Basketball Anatomy is one of the few books that captures the beauty and athleticism of our sport. Dr. Brian Cole understands what players go through to perform at their best. It’s a book I recommend.”

Scottie Pippen
Six-Time NBA Champion
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Basketball Anatomy
By Brian Cole, MD and Rob Panariello
$21.95, paperback, e-book

See what it takes to maximize on-court power, strength, agility, and quickness. Basketball Anatomy shows you how to improve performance by increasing muscular strength and optimizing the efficiency of every movement.

Written by Chicago Bulls team physician Dr. Brian Cole, Basketball Anatomy features 88 of the most effective basketball exercises, along with step-by-step descriptions and 151 full-color anatomical illustrations showing the muscles in action.

Basketball Anatomy also take you into the training room to explore the anatomy of the most common injuries to the ankle, knee, and shoulder, as well as exercises for minimizing and recovering from such setbacks.

Basketball Anatomy not only showcases the authors’ expertise but will help players train, rehabilitate injuries, and develop high-level performance.”

Dr. James Andrews – Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Excerpts:

The ligament dominance pattern, or the dynamic valgus, is the knock-knee position. To avoid this dangerous movement pattern, you need to strengthen your lateral hip muscles. Read More >

The kettlebell swing is a good introductory exercise for teaching athletes hip thrusting and the triple extension movement pattern (extend at the ankles, knees, and hips) to assist with the teaching progression of Olympic-type weightlifting exercises. Read More >

If you are a coach, you must develop proficiency in writing training programs for your athletes. Training programs should be individualized to account for factors such as medical history, sex, biological and training age (experience), the sport, and the position played. Read More >