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tigress
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Well, now that volleyball season is over it's on to my next sport, basketball. Are there any good ways to build up the needed muscle and other exercises to go along with bball? I know running is a huge part, so I'm running a mile each day (down my street and back) but what else could I do to tone up a little more? Basketball is a waaay more physical sport than volleyball which is mainly mental. Thanks!

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you could try stuff like going to gym. you could tone up the muscles needed for bsketball, or go to aerobic classes to keep up your stamina. Swimming is also a good way to keep up activity levels, and it doesn't have the kind of negative effects on your body (knee problems, etc) that something like running would.

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I would say arm strength is definitely important in basketball. You can shoot & pass the ball easier and more forcefully.

And yea, swimming is good too. A full body workout. Except right now it's getting a little too chilly, unless you have an indoor pool around somewhere.


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Heather
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I box and kickbox and find that works well.

But I also can't extol the plain, simple virtues of manual labor enough -- after all, that's what kept most people in the world perfectly fit and healthy for centuries.

For instance, you can find out if there is a Habitat for Humanity branch by you, and volunteer to help build housing for the homeless.

Exercise can be lots of things, not just organized sports!

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quote:
Originally posted by tigress:
[B]Basketball is a waaay more physical sport than volleyball which is mainly mental.[B]

The main thing with sports like basketball is stamina, so anything that builds that up would be good. Running, swimming, gym exercises - anything that you can do for extended periods, but gradually do longer each day.

And Miz S's suggestion of "strenuous" volunteer work is a goodie. My suggestion is anything with kids that'll keep you on your toes. Do that all day and you're pooped!


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Urgh... Well thank you all for your replies, but unfortunatly I won't be able to use them seeing as I didn't make the team. I guess I really am just a volleyball girl.

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Sorry to hear about that tigress! You have to remember though, to never give up doing something you love. Try again next year and keep up at volleyball! And don't ever quit exercising!
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