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  • Lateral Quickness and Playing Defense Correctly What's a proper defensive stance, how do you work on being in one and more from Brooklyn Nets Strength & Conditioning Coach Dr. Jeremy Bettle.

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  • Lateral Strength and Power Development (VIDEO) Demonstrated by Dr. Jeremy Bettle, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Brooklyn Nets .

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    Mike Brungardt, former Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Antonio Spurs, on why these movements are so important.

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Film Session: PIT Screening

Part of the combine testing at Portsmouth is the Revolution Athletic Injury Screening Evaluation (RAISE).  Once again, with Spark Motion, we have found some useful ways to combine video analysis and these screening protocols to give players quality feedback on how they move:

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Why Strength? Wherever You Look It Is Part Of The Equation

Like I said last year at PIT, looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to strength. Our image of the muscled up body builder as being the strong guy doesn’t hold water. The father of USA strength coaches, Alvin Roy, always told his athletes “I don’t care what you look like. I care how you move, explode,…

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Film Session: Getting the most out of testing

Players, scouts, and GM’s are all excited about scores down here at Portsmouth today.

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How well do you move for sports?

It has become increasingly important for professional sports organizations to determine the functional strength and movement abilities of their athletes, and also athletes they are looking to bring into their team. Basketball is no exception. There is a variety of what are called Movement Screens that have been developed and applied in various sports, and NBA teams utilize some…

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Who Passes the Test: Mike Brungardt talks BAM Testing at the PIT

Mike Brungardt, Founder, is blogging this week from PIT.

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Film Session: Learning from PIT 2013

Our friends at Spark Motion have given us access to their Spark Motion Pro App. 

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To Supplement or Not to Supplement

Good nutrition, proper training habits and sufficient recovery are the three pillars of performance enhancement.  Without each being present, an athlete’s physical and mental abilities, as well as overall capacity to improve, are greatly jeopardized.  In a perfect world, maximizing these three things alone would be enough.  However, with increasing pressure for today’s younger athletes to perform at a higher level sooner and faster, the use and abuse of performance enhancing supplements is on the rise. Read More

Train For the Demands of the Game of Basketball

Overtime. Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. 54 minutes 57.8 seconds in the book thus far. LeBron James runs towards the front court from underneath the Pacers’ basket, receives the inbounds pass, catches defender Paul George off-balance, explodes back toward the goal, and scores the game winner on a strong left-handed lay-in. All in 2.2 seconds. Read More

Thrive in the Postseason by Crushing Your Offseason

There is no substitute for a sound offseason strength and conditioning program. It doesn’t matter how talented an athlete might be, or how hard he or she battles on the court. Failure to prepare one’s body for the rigors of a long and physical basketball season is a recipe for defeat. From establishing a strength and conditioning base to addressing areas in need of improvement, the months of July through October are when the champions of tomorrow work their hardest. If you want to shine the brightest during the postseason, your offseason training program must get you poised to perform at your highest level. That time is right now. Read More

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