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Basketball Injuries and Strength Training
An analysis of the types of injuries and ways to prevent them in basketball players.
# 99392 | 1,051 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 05, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Sport (General)

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This paper analyzes injuries in basketball. It reviews the literature with regard to the types of injuries that can be expected in basketball and how they can be prevented. The paper suggests that strength training is essential in the prevention of injuries and explains why this is so. The paper also explains why the focus of strength training is leaning towards the entire athlete for injury prevention.

From the Paper:

"The future of strength training in realtion to basketball appears to be leaning toward a focus on the entire athlete. It has always been known that football players, for example, require massive strength in order to be capable of defending themselves against physical contact on the football field. However, as basketball players in crease in size and ability, the physical contact that occurs in basketball continues to be more intense. Therefore, basketball players must be stronger and more in tone that ever before in order to meet the demands of the game. Professionals have also concluded that there may be a need to use strength training to build up limbs to an eqaul strength, as some parts of the body are toned more than others due to use. Yet, the focus on strength training to prevent injury is the key to the future of this type of exercise because of the increaed demands on players and the need for players to be capable of functioning at the optimum playing levels."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Basketball strength and conditioning program. (n.d.). Life Fitness. Retrieved September 12, 2006, from
  • Bishop, D. (n.d.). Preventing injury. Lincoln College. Retrieved September 12, 2006, from
  • How to better your game through training. (n.d.). ESPN. Retrieved September 12, 2006, from
  • Leg muscles strength: Strength imbalances in athletes' legs and leg injuries. (n.d.). Sports Injury Bulletin. Retrieved September 12, 2006, from

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