In basketball power usually refers to an athlete’s ability to use maximum strength in the shortest possible time. This is an area that weight training can be most beneficial, any program should be carefully planned and supervised by a coach or trainer. I advise against the use of heavy weights because they tend to build up weight and a muscular physique while. basketball players should develop quick power to aid jumping and speed. A player should assess the maximum weight he can carry on a particular exercise, and then use half this weight for a series of eight to ten repetitions in the quickest time possible in sets of three.
Quickness, endurance, flexibility and power
In basketball we are primarily concerned with improving quickness, endurance, flexibility and power. Training and playing is often enough exercise to develop and maintain these qualities, but where weaknesses are apparent there are specific exercises to improve them.
Preparation is the basis for success in any field of endeavour, not just basketball. But like a coach is expected to prepare his team by practicing skills and rehearsing team methods, the players must also be prerpared physically to take advantage of the thing learned in training. They must be fit and fuelled and be well aware of how to do both to maximize their performance.