VertiMax: First Step Explosion

In my opinion, every trainer working with a basketball player should be doing this drill on a regular basis. Introduction: Use this drill to improve first step explosion. Drill: Start with the basketball in an athletic stance, next to the platform. Explode past an imaginary defender with a slide step (or crossover, depending on your coaching technique).…

VertiMax Training: Dribbling and Ballhandling

In addition to the generic speed and power drills performed with the VertiMax, there are plenty of sport-specific drills you can incorporate into your workout. Make ballhandling fun with this variation on a cone drill. Drill: Ball handling is combined with resistance. Add wrist attachments for additional resistance. Load: 2 Waist (2 Wrist optional) Perform:…

VertiMax Training: Lateral Hurdles

Increase foot speed with step-overs using small training hurdles. Drill: Stand perpendicular to the VertiMax platform. Connect two straps to the waist belt. Step first foot, then the second over each hurdle. Move down and back over the hurdles. Complete facing each direction.  Load: 2 Waist  Perform: 3 sets of 5 reps

VertiMax Training: Split Squats

Trainer Tip: Split squats are often used as a replacement for the more traditional back squats. This exercise has been proven to agility, speed, and vertical leap.  Jump Mechanics: Begin with a staggered stance, knees flexed. As you drop to one knee, immediately jump back up, alternating the staggered stance.  Load: 2 Waist Perform: 3…