More Endurance Training In Basketball: Off Season Tips

If you are a basketball player, whether an professional athlete or a college hooper, you know that training never stops even when it’s off season. Most hoopers continue to work out and engage in endurance training in basketball to keep themselves in shape and tiptop level of fitness.

Endurance training in this sport  involves working with heavy weights, which affects overall body strength. Jason Aberdeene of LiveStrong.com talks about this type of training in one of his articles.

Endurance Training in Basketball

Endurance training in basketball is essential for players looking to maintain stamina throughout an entire game as well as the entire season. Although endurance training can be performed off the basketball court, it is possible for you to increase stamina and endurance during practice through on-court conditioning drills. Read more…

Basketball coach Conor Doherty reveals to BreakingMuscle.com some pro tips on how you work on your endurance training during the off-season.

The Pro Secrets to Off-Season Training

Most professional athletes have the advantage of getting professional trainers to plan their off-season hockey, off season training, NHL, strength training program for them. Mostly everyone else doesn’t have that luxury. Read more…

Check out this great demonstration of how to train for stamina and endurance in this 5 minute video below.

This type of training is very broad and includes speed, weight, and strength exercises. Some of these moves require you to have good and strong hand grip, especially when training with weights. If you need more grip, then you can’t go wrong with Liquid Grip.

This innovative product is not as messy as chalk and doesn’t leave sticky residue while giving you impressive grip that lasts longer and washes off faster.

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How to Get Ready for a High Altitude Climb

There is no denying that many climbers want to conquer at least a peak or two at some point of their careers. If you feel like it’s high time for you to stamp your name on a couple of mountaintops and cross that off your bucket list, then you need to get ready for a high altitude climb.

Suzanne K. Nance, the first American woman to complete the Adventurer Grand Slam, is no stranger to getting to the top of sky-piercing mountains. And when she dishes advice on how to prepare. 

How to Get Ready for a High Altitude Mountain Climb

Any high altitude mountain climb is an endeavour that is both physically and mentally demanding.  It requires top physical fitness, mental fortitude and patience, with both a strong sense of teamwork and independence. Read more…

This is a real thing, and it descends upon climbers, experienced and novice alike. Understanding nutrition and altitude illness is a must for this kind of activity. The Wilderness Medical Society is an excellent source for information and guide to addressing this illness.

Nutrition at High Altitude

Altitude illness is a combination of symptoms, including headaches, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and malaise. The combined effect of these symptoms is usually a profound depression of appetite and reduction of food intake, just at the time when the climber needs energy the most. Read more…

Illinois native Ed Viesturs is an experienced high altitude climber and guide. Below is a video of him sharing some tips on what to expect.

When you get ready for a high altitude climb, you need to cover all the essentials, including the physical and mental training, equipment, and Liquid Grip. This revolutionary product significantly improves traction and hand grip, which is necessary for mountain climbers who need to scale rocks and other surfaces. Liquid Grip is made of 100% biodegradable materials and easily washes off with soap and water.

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Do Experts Recommend Lifting Weights Before or After Practice?

There is an intense debate whether lifting weights before or after practice is beneficial to basketball players and all athletes in general. While each side has its own number of proponents, several experts agree that it is a matter of how an athlete’s body responds to heavy lifting.

A number of people do get tired after either lifting weights before practice or after. Former player Thomas Emma shares that elite athletes like Michael Jordan used to warm up by hitting the weights before an actual game and still perform at the highest level come game time. Others have muscles that require 48 hours to recover before they are fresh again.

Do Basketball Players Lift Weights Before or After Practice?

The main reason that a debate exists for the scheduling of basketball weight training is because of the skill demands basketball has. Basketball players must use virtually every muscle and often finesse or touch is just as important as strength. Read more…

In another article, Emma describes how difficult it is to devise a season-long strength training program but stresses that there is a huge benefit for players if they lift weights after a practice or game.

Basketball In-Season Strength Training, by Thomas Emma

Strength training immediately following games is a terrific way to keep current with player strength programs. It allows for extra recovery before the next competition and has the added benefit of helping to cool the body down after the intense exertion of a ball game. Read more…

Basketball skill instructor Dre Baldwin discusses the finer points about lifting weights in the video below.

Whether you are lifting weights after or before practice, you need to have a strong grip so you’re able to perform better. Add more grip and produce more output with Liquid Grip, a revolutionary product that gives you strong grip almost immediately, providing you with the traction you need to hold bars and basketball effectively.

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Pro Guide To Mountain Climbing For Beginners

Some people find immense satisfaction when the conquer high peaks and rocky mountains. That said, such activity is not for everyone. Still, if you find yourself roaring to become a mountain climber, then going through a beginner’s guide to mountain climbing and implementing them is one of the few essentials you need to go through to start your journey.

Preparation and training prior to scaling an actual mountain takes months, even longer. In an article published an outdoors blog, Dirt Bag Darling, preparation is clearly an aspect to this style of climbing, like being in shape, mentally focused, and so on.

A Beginner’s Guide To Mountain Climbing

Reaching your first mountain summit—whether you’re on maintained trail, shimming along a rocky ledge, or climbing with harness and rope—should be on everyone’s bucket list, but you’ll need to prepare first. Read more…

While it may look exciting and exhilarating, mountain climbing is a dangerous sport that involves hiking and trekking through rugged terrain and thick vegetation, crossing rivers, enduring extreme temperatures, harsh elements, unpredictable weather, and more. The reward may be fulfilling physically, emotionally, and mentally, but one must also realize the dangers mountain climbing entails.

Philip Handang, a Filipino mountaineer and photo hobbyist, shares his guide to mountain climbing and offers a few tips to novices aims to be successful climbers, which include graduating from a Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC).

A Mountaineering Guide For Beginners

It is strongly encouraged for every aspiring climber to undergo the BMC. The BMC teaches the proper physical training and essential outdoor skills needed by a mountain climber, the proper climbing etiquette, and the “Leave No Trace” principles that are all very important to help minimize the impact on the environment. Read more…

Now, this is not a competitive sport in the most general sense. Most of the time, people do it for passion. And when you are passionate about something, you always keep the basics with you. Speaking of basics, the video guide to mountain climbing below offers a demonstration of several basic skills.

This requires gripping rocks, handling ropes, and holding on to branches among other things. If you need to enhance your grip right then and there, Liquid Grip is a perfect partner. Liquid hand chalk is a specially formulated product that gives you that extra traction you need to improve your hold and it doesn’t leave a mess or sticky residue that harms the environment. It also washes off easily with soap and water.

The next time you go on a hiking trip, scale a boulder, or conquer a peak, take Liquid Grip with you and come up to the top with traction you can rely on.

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