Weight Vest Training for Basketball

Incorporating a Weight Vest into Your Basketball Training Program

Basketball Training with a Weight Vest

Whether you're a backyard baller or are trying to make it on the professional hardwood, basketball is an incredibly enjoyable and physically exhausting sport. When you're on the court you've got a ton to think about: Jumping, running, shoulder rotation, breathing, core, arms, legs, shot accuracy from behind the arch and at the free throw line.

World class basketball athletes have to perfect all of these aspects of their sport. And when the difference between a win and a loss is measured by the sound of a "swoosh" the stakes are high. Basketball training using a weighted vest can help these athletes get the edge that will take them to the top of their game — regardless of level.

Using a weighted vest can help these athletes get the edge that will take them to their game.
Resistance Vest for Basketball Players

No matter what you focus on; shooting, rebounding, blocking or passing, vest training can make the difference. Resistance Wear weighted training vests are designed with your basketball training in mind. Making a quick cut to get a bounce pass or running the court on a fast break to finish with a dunk can make the difference between winning and losing. You'll get the most out of your workout with Resistance Wear.

Basketball athletes need to be on the court... a lot.  Up and down the court, shooting jump shots, practicing free throws, bouncing passes. Because of this, your legs and core are vitally important. Core training done in a weighted vest can make up a large part of your training program. Assisted exercises that take your core into consideration can give you the edge you need to maintain your wind as the seconds on the clock wind down.

A resistance training program for basketball that incorporates a Resistance Wear weight vest should aim to develop a balanced athlete throughout the body. Obviously, basketball players rely on their lower body just as much than their upper torso. Jogging in the vest will give you the endurance you need.

Additional benefits for basketball training in a Resistance Wear weight vest include:

  • A body better prepared to endure the distance you'll run.  Adding the vest to any workout will get you ready.
  • Muscle confusion.  Keep doing your normal routine and super-charge it with the vest - The physics of any exercise change when you add weight.
  • A stronger core. Jogging with the vest instantly turns into a core workout! Challenges yourself daily with simple routines.
  • A more efficient, sport-specific training routine.  Get your workout done quicker.  Increased resistance generates more fatigue quicker, which generates results quicker.

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