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The Biggest Difference In Your Ability To Play College Or Pro Basketball..
New Basketball Article From Brijesh Patel, MA, CSCS
The answer above was “E)”.
If you answered anything else, I can virtually guarantee YOU WILL BE PASSED OVER BY SOMEONE ELSE.
I don’t mean to be so blunt, but you are aware what happens when you have all the skills in the world, but not the body, right?
You’re not certain? I am.
I do — I see it all the time. Here’s what happens:
Bigger, stronger guys get YOUR playing time.
Your Coach calls plays for them, not you.
And of course, scouts become seduced by the prospects that “look the part” (and it’s those the guys that get recruited over you).
Even if you’re putting up the numbers … it won’t matter if there’s a more athletic guy you’re competing against. All the scouts and recruiters will see his “potential”, and they won’t be able to forget about the body YOU DON’T HAVE.
Coaches, scouts and even NBA general managers don’t normally select the best player.
They select the guy they think can BECOME the best player.
How do they make that assessment? Again, if you think it’s purely based on your numbers, your team’s record, your heart, or even your leadership abilities … you’re crazy.
The fact is, these decision makers are very much motivated by “looks” – they know that the most “athletic” players often develop into the biggest stars in college or pros … and much of your perceived athleticism is judged by your physique.
That’s right – how strong you look, the muscularity of your legs, shoulders, arms and chest – all that matters. Take two guys with reasonably similar stats, the stronger, more “athletic” looking guy will ALWAYS get chosen first.
Often this is true… even when his stats are lower!
In one sense, this isn’t fair. But on the other hand, these guys are right – because…
This is a big reason why the answer to the question atop this page was e)Strength training … and why – if you don’t have a proven program in place – you’re rolling the dice with your basketball career.
Because a properly trained and strengthened body – done in a basketball specific way – ENHANCES every other part of your game.
√ HIGHER VERTICAL: You jump higher, and hang in the air longer
√ GREATER ENDURANCE: You have more energy late in games, which helps your numbers and can even make you appear more “clutch”
√ STRONGER DEFENSE: You have the strength to box out better, get more rebounds, and play better overall D
√ BETTER SCORING: With more strength, you can finish 3-point plays, extend your shooting range, knock down 3’s more effortlessly and more … and you’re also …
√ LESS INJURY PRONE: Perhaps biggest of all, strength training is the single most important factor in you avoiding injury and staying healthy …
In fact, in a stunning report published by the B.C.R.I.P. … male basketball players age 15-19 were found to be at the greatest risk for injury, at roughly 1.6 million.
Now of course, there is one other option you could turn to if you want.
Why do you think when most Freshmen get to college basketball, they usually spend a year or two barely playing?
Sure, they have to learn their Coach’s system, but it’s really because when they got to campus, they didn’t have the “college basketball body”.
Fall practices came, and with their Coaches watching, they simply got physically dominated and now..
..they’re “forced” to get comfortable on the bench, and put in a ton of extra work behind the scenes building that body.
This wouldn’t be the worst thing ever, but with the never-ending demands of college basketball, it becomes tougher and wastes a lot of time that could be better spent earning the coach’s trust and respect on the court.
Instead, someone else on the team does that while you’re forced to remain patient behind the scenes for sometimes as long as 3 years (and you only get 4-5 in college!).
I don’t want that to happen to you, not when it doesn’t have to.
Here are some of the major components to the “college basketball body” include:
1. Well-developed hypertrophy of your Fast-Twitch Muscle fibers (as well as proper conditioning of your slow-twitch fibers).
2. Muscularly “ripped” arms and chest (the muscles that specifically show when you’re wearing your college team’s jersey — it’s more intimidating this way, and coaches normally prefer you have this look).
3. Lateral agility and explosive change-of-direction (with and without the ball).
4. Being just as fast with the basketball as without it.
5. Powerful lower-body and hip
6. Able to easily absorb contact and overpower your defender when he tries to get physical with you.
7. Physically intimidating in the eyes of your opponents (while staying “basketball lean”).
And with “The College Basketball Body” system today (which I’ll introduce to you below), I’m going to set you up on the fastest, most-efficient path to the “college basketball body” today.
That way, you’ll not only avoid getting overlooked by scouts, but you’ll also be ready to dominate physically at the collegiate level right when you get there.
A “local trainer”.
Ideally, you’d go to the best for you — an experienced, college basketball strength coach. Maybe an NBA strength coach.
But you can’t get that yet, right? So you go to the next best option you have: the local trainer.
He might not have experience working with basketball players, but sure, he’ll train you for baskestball in exchange for $300-400 dollars a week.
Here’s the deal: These inexperienced coaches, the Football Strength Coach or the “local trainer” don’t know it but they’re the reason your career is more likely to END TODAY than ever before.
Tell me: Ever get a small, nagging injury and didn’t know where it came from?
I’m not kidding here.
Sure, some “freak” injuries are avoidable, but for the most part, you should never get injured, so long as you avoid these highly-dangerous trainers and train the right way, like a serious basketball player should.
My guys (and girls) rarely get injured. In fact, we had one of the lowest injury rates in the nation, and it wasn’t by “chance”..
…we just adhered to the mobility-stability continuum, along with adding my proven “injury-prevention methods” to it (the same ones I use with all my clients, pro or college).
By the way, thanks for taking the interest today, my name is Brijesh Patel and I’m currently the Head Basketball Strength Coach at D-1 Qunnipiac Univeristy (we’re in the Northeastern Conference in Hamden, Connecticut). I’ve been at the D-1 Level for 12+ years now and I’ve also done a decent amount of private training/consulting at the NBA-level too.
It’s a pleasure to meet another dedicated basketball soul out there.
With the current “collection” of basketball trainers out there leading players towards their highest injury rates ever, you need to be incredibly careful (as if your life depended on it) of who you let plan and lead your training. Period.
But besides keeping your darn important body healthy, there’s one other thing that your off-season program’s HAS TO DO, and it’s this:
IT MUST GIVE YOU A “COLLEGE BASKETBALL BODY”:
Look, I’ve been here at the D-1 level for 12+ years now. I’ve been honored to witness what happens daily on the inside of a Division One NCAA Basketball Team. I’ve seen what types of players are ready to play right away and which guys are told to spend half their career making their body more of a “college basketball body”.
I also know what kind of kids don’t get recruited based on their bodies.
And trust me — for your sake, you need to make sure NOW that you already have the “College Basketball Body” (don’t know what it is? Read this), or are currently working towards one. That way, when college scouts first come to watch you play, they like what they see.
Plus it lets you completely avoid the injury-risk of relying on the misinformed basketball trainers out there who still don’t know if they’re hurting you or helping you.
So here’s my step-by-step plan to make sure you get it:
It’s called “The College Basketball Body” and thanks to it’s cutting-edge basketball workouts, it’s been the powerful, proven advantage elevating my player’s games for years now and I guarantee it’s going to do the same for you today.
With The College Basketball Body – You’ll …
√ Jump Higher
Ask any legitimate vertical jump expert, and he’ll tell you that stronger, more balanced legs, back and midsection are absolutely crucial to consistently jumping higher – AND hanging in the air longer.
On top of that, your strength levels play a huge factor in your ability to keep jumping high … late in games, long after other players are fatigued and have lost some of their explosiveness.
√ Last Longer
Speaking of fatigue, you won’t know what fatigue means anymore – because you’re body will be well-honed and built to perform at it’s peak for the full duration of the game. Your shot won’t fall off, free throws won’t be shot, and your first step or ability to get up won’t be affected.
This will lead to much better overall numbers, and better late game performance that might even get you the reputation of being a “clutch” player. MJ and Kobe are two of the strongest, most well-conditioned guys in the history. Also considered the two most “clutch.” Coincidence? I think not.
√ Killer Defense
If fatigue easily … if your body “feels” weak … if you’re easy to back down or box out or grab rebounds – all these things will murder your defensive performance.
We’ve all heard the knock against guys who are great scorers but poor defenders, right? I can assure you, it’s not only coaches who hate these types of players. Guys who are too thin and can’t “body up” are much more likely to be dismissed by scouts or GM’s when it counts most.
√ Score More
This is often where strength training is overlooked most. It’s easy to think that working on your shot, or post moves, cross over, and things like that will make a bigger difference in your scoring …
Don’t get me wrong, all that stuff helps. But if you lack strength, any skill you develop will be limited – possibly crippled. Because your ability to execute that skill – in a REAL GAME, against possibly bigger/faster/stronger defenders – defends on your strength. This is especially true late in games, or later in the
season, when fatigue starts to kick in for most guys.
If you want to truly be a dominant scorer, through the entire game, and for the full duration of a season, you must “marry” your offensive game to a properly – strengthened basketball body. Period.
√ Be Healthy All the Time
Basketball is NOT an easy game. Running, jumping, landing, cutting, pivoting, bumping, falling … all these things wreak havoc on your muscles, joints and ligaments. Any physiologist would agree…
And as we’ve already discussed, NOTHING can destroy your prospects of being a great basketball player than a bad injury. In fact, a big injury at the wrong time can literally END your basketball prospects … forever. Think about it: What if you miss the playoffs with injury, or get injured in the offseason and start behind everyone else? Chances are you might never catch up…
Of course, none of this is to scare you – only to stress the importance of protecting yourself and maximizing the likelihood you’ll stay healthy. The single best way to do that – by far – is with a proven strength-training program that makes your body super-resilient to all the stress and punishment that comes with playing basketball at an elite level.
Here’s just a short list of people who also believe in my methods:
|Brijesh has the ability to apply the latest research from the world of Human Performance and create cutting edge programs that yield results.
When Brijesh speaks, fellow strength coaches and athletes pay attention because they know that Brijesh is at the top of his craft.
-Shawn Windle, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach,
|There isn’t another Basketball Strength Coach in the world I’d rather steer my players towards than Brijesh Patel.
His programs are tailor-made for basketball players and always get results. No one’s on his level right now when it comes to training basketball players.
|Brijesh helped redefine my body to be the complete athlete I was capable of being. Brijesh knows the human body and.. Most importantly when you come into contact with his philosophies and goals you are going to listen because the results definitely show.
I am currently in my 5th year playing professional basketball in Europe and I credit Brijesh with my continual endurance not to mention I still get programs from him every season!
He would explain things like shin angles and what body positions would make you the most explosive and agile on the court. For example, as part of our speed and agility training we would do crossover steps, with resistance, without resistance and sometimes weighted with a sled.
As a basketball player, this was the difference for me because it kept me mentally and physically focused during training…best trainer that I have ever had.
Professional Basketball Player
Ray Eady, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
University of Wisconsin
I’m here to develop COLLEGE-READY basketball players who also LOOK like college basketball players.
If you’re not cool with putting in a little “grind-time”, then, frankly, get up from the computer right now and close this page. We’re just not meant for each other.
Your workouts will get hard. They will challenge your dedication.
But you know what else…they also work like a charm, and they work fast (most players see results within the first 7-10 days).
Included with the all 14 weeks of the CBB Off-Season Training Program:
* Quick-Start Guide To Get You Started In Under 2 Minutes
* Full Basketball-Specific Conditioning Training Included With Your Workouts!
* Complete College Basketball Body FAQ (plus 24-hour Customer Support at Support@CollegeBasketballBody.com)
* FREE Bonus Article: “Why Undulating Periodization Will Change YOUR Game..”
In fact, here’s a little preview video about it..
To ensure you know exactly what you need to be doing for each of these special exercises, I’ve filmed a video of it, with some of my players (and former players) demonstrating.
Remember, it’s my job to make sure my players, most of whom have no idea how to perform these exercises when I first get them, get to the “mastery” level as soon as possible, so teaching it to you on camera felt a lot like second-nature for me.
Watch any of the videos inside this database once, and you’ll be good to go — no confusion allowed here. Plus, I filmed every exercise in “The College Basketball Body” for you, not just the ones you haven’t seen before.
As you’ll find in the Download Area of CBB later today, I make it a priority to always go the extra mile for my customers.
And while most of today’s trainers like to yap on and on about the warm-up, claiming it to be their “secret weapon”, they end up missing the point:
It’s the cool-down that determines how quickly YOU’RE going to recover (and the better your recovery, the better your play on the court).
Some might say I’m too ahead of the pack with this, but I care that you get access to what really works in the trenches, and this is it.
In “The Healthy Basketball Body Cool-Down Routine“, you’ll get the same cool-down routine I have my players go through here on the team, as well as my professional and Olympic clients. It’s been tweaked and tested over time into what it is today: the only way hard-training basketball players should be cooling down.
You’ll get better results from your workouts, recover faster and significantly help prevent any “freak injuries”.
And as a bonus, I recorded the whole routine for you, so you’ll be able to watch the whole thing comfortably in front of your computer once you reach the Member’s Area in just a few moments.
Remember: Most trainers have become so focused on the right “warm-up”, they’ve ended up ignoring a huge piece of the puzzle for you, the cool-down. Be sure to watch this video immediately once you’re inside the Member’s Area.
4. “The Law Of In-Season Training” For Basketball Players
Sad fact: Most players don’t improve during the season.
Happy fact: Doesn’t include you anymore.
Here’s a question:
What do you think is the most important point of your in-season training?
Getting stronger? Faster? Staying health? Sure, all of those are important, but they’re not the most important.
That would be making you the best basketball player you can possibly be TODAY. Period.
When the season comes along, all I care about is improving my players daily performance on the court, so in this somewhat controversial in-season basketball report, I lay out the truth for you: How you’re really supposed to be training during the season to maximally enhance your performance on the court.
It’s a quick read, and it’s a good one.
Plus, the way most trainers and team coaches set up their in-season training is probably more dangerous for you because it’s actually happening DURING the season, as I discuss further in “The Law On In-Season Training”.
I also discuss some other things I have my most serious players do to keep themselves as far away as possible from the dreaded “injured list”.
And how much does it cost to protect your career and define your “basketball physique” with the College Basketball Body off-season system today?
The original retail price is $129.95 because the amount of info you’re getting in here is significant — it was originally compiled just for other college basketball strength coaches.
The CBB System is the result of 12+ years spent in the lab and library, and very few people have ever seen it before outside of my players and a select group of friends in the business.
However because Alex asked us to “hook it up” and we’ve heard how much more committed his players are than the rest, we’ve been able to put together a limited-time special at a significant discount of just
$129.95 $77 (a REAL $52.95 discount).
If you said any less than 24 hours then it’s not surprising you still have “off games”.
Here’s why: I have my most dedicated players start their pre-game routine up to 24 hours before actual games because we already know starting the pre-game the DAY before our game will make us play significantly better.
And when you try “The College Basketball Body” today, you’ll get immediate access to “The Perfect Pre-Game” for free (because with your new body, you’re going to be playing a lot more most likely, and I want to make sure you hold your spot and always play your best).
In “The Perfect Pre-Game”, I’ll tell you about the most common “pre-game” mistakes players make, how you should really be preparing instead and I’ve even included the same 24-hour pre-game blueprint my guys use for you to follow, step-by-step, starting 24 hours before your games.
And what’ll happen to your play by changing your pre-game routine to the “Perfect Pre-Game”?
Everything during the game will be maximized: Speed, Strength, Focus, Agility, Vertical Jump and so on.
Think about it: No one else has any idea they could be benefitting from such a smarter,
stronger pre-game routine — you’ll be the only one. What a huge advantage for you..
And even though this bonus is worth $27, you get it for free today when you try “College Basketball Body”, no strings attached. Don’t hold your game back any longer — change today with CBB and the “Perfect Pre-Game”!
Using CBB, besides getting the “College Basketball Body”, you MUST experience REAL change in at least all of the following categories within 30 days:
Protect your career, get your ripped basketball physique together and trying the “College Basketball Body” today — I’ll get you where you need to go:
And look.. If you’ve really given it a true shot and it really doesn’t work out for you, then don’t sweat it, just send an email to our help desk at Support@CollegeBasketballBody.com and they’ll get you all your money back, no big deal.
Thanks for taking the time today — I can’t wait to see how quickly things change for you over the next couple weeks.
PS. Have a specific question? It may be answered below. If it’s not there, send us an email at Support@CollegeBasketballBody.com and our customer service will be back to you within 24 hours. Thanks.
Q: How is The College Basketball Body different than any there program out there? Why’s it truly better?
A: Injury rates today are alarming — and most “basketball trainers” nowadays are not at all qualified to be training basketball players (in fact, they’re often “football strength coaches” with no basketball experience doing basketball training on the side). Their exercise selection cause injuries and some of their workout methods have even been proven to inhibit performance.
You need a true basketball trainer (and I’m currently in my 13th year training basketball players professionally, at the D-1 level).
On top of that, to ensure short- and long-term results, you need a training program that has been designed with “Undulating Periodization”, where you wave-load volume and intensity on a weekly basis (instead of a “daily basis”, which is too often to create the maximal training effect).
My 12+ years of working with college basketball players on a daily basis has taught me this method works significantly better and produces results faster than any other, and that’s exactly what I think you’ll see training with the CBB System.
Q: Are there any exercises I won’t know in The College Basketball Body?
A: The answer is likely yes, as many of the basketball-specific exercises included are particularly new. That’s why inside the College Basketball Body Member’s Area, you’ll find our complete exercise video database for every exercise inside the CBB program, with me walking you through each one, including proper technique and coaching points to make sure you have zero confusion throughout your training with CBB.
Q: At what age can a player start safely training with weights and The College Basketball Body?
A: The workouts inside the College Basketball Body are suitable for basketball players ages 13 and up.
Q: Does it work on more than just my vertical jump?
A: The program will not only help to improve your vertical jump, but is designed to improve your flexibility, your mobility, your upper and lower body strength, as well as your speed and overall athleticism.
Q: What kind of equipment will I need access to do CBB?
A: The equipment you will need can be found in any gym these days:
Barbells, bench, dumbbells, cable machine, bands, and your bodyweight.
Q: How long are The College Basketball Body workouts?
A: Each workout is designed to take 90 minutes total (including full warm-up and cool-down) from start to end. Initially it may take longer as you get used to the routines and exercises, but as you get comfortable, they will move quicker.
If you decide to spend extra time warming up or cooling down that may add some more time to the total session as well.
Q: How long is the official Off-Season College Basketball Body Training Program? And is that how long before my season I should start?
A: The length of the program is 14 total weeks, you should start this about 18 weeks before your season. After the program is over, you will want to start a pre-season training program which will be conditioning based to prepare you directly for actual practices.
Q: How long does it take to see results? What kind of results should I expect along the way, and to the end?
A: You should start seeing results within the first week. Your flexibility, mobility and body control will be the first things you should notice improvement in.
Your results in terms of strength and explosiveness will differ based upon your starting point and how strictly you follow the program. The biggest thing that can not be overlooked is your training intensity. Your intensity must be present for each and every single session as gains are a direct result between the interplay of the program and the intensity and effort that the program is performed with.
Q: How do I work CBB in with my skill training? Will it interfere with my recovery?
A: Skill training can and should be done each and every single day. I would recommend to perform skill work after the training sessions so that it doesn’t impair your physical development. Skill work should be kept to actual skill development and not confused with conditioning. Work on your handle, your shot, your moves and practice and perform them until you become proficient at them. When you get to your pre-season period, then you start to incorporate your skill and conditioning work together.
Q: Core training for basketball players…I’ve heard a lot about it. What do I need to know, and does CBB cover it?
A: Core Training is extremely important for basketball athletes as it not only helps to protect your spine, but also aids in the transfer of power as well as being able to absorb contact. Core training is included in the warmups of each and every training session as well as the actual strength training sessions.
Q: How do you recommend I work my conditioning in with CBB?
A: Conditioning is included on Days 2 and Days 4 after the strength sessions – but if you wanted to supplement with extra conditioning, you should do it on your recovery days – don’t make it extremely taxing as too much conditioning can take away from developing your lower body strength and power. You want to do some conditioning throughout the off-season, but as the season gets closer, that’s when you really want to pick up the conditioning so you can get ready to handle daily practices and games.
Q: And if it still doesn’t work for me?
A: If it really doesn’t work out for you, then don’t sweat it, just send an email to our help desk at Support@CollegeBasketballBody.com and they’ll get you all your money back, no big deal.
Let’s be honest though, this is some seriously unfair basketball training here…and I bet you’re going to see some sweet results.
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