View Full Version : WeightLifting For Basketball

08-24-2008, 10:22 PM
Well since June i went on the Rippetoes workout and ate like a hoss. I went from about 149 to 161 and my lifts have been going up pretty steadily and i love it. But basketball season is about 2 months away and along with those 12 pounds ive put on a little fat and i want to get rid of it,and i seem a little less quick. But what im getting at is will Rippetoes be alright for basketball trainiing? Because last year before and during basketball i did a lot of 3x8-12 to tone up and use for endurance, which is key obviously in basketball. I want to just be faster and quicker mainly and still the muscle that i gained this summer. Any thoughts?

08-24-2008, 11:14 PM
For my ideas, read this thread:


08-25-2008, 12:11 PM
cardio cardio cardio .. you want to build up your endurance and lean up, do high intensity lower weight high rep workouts

10-11-2008, 12:21 PM
ditto; if you can outrun a team of hulks to exhaustion you'll beat them every time...