Yoga For Basketball Players – Weekly Intermediate Class 139

Focus: This class works systematically through the main muscle groups involved in playing basketball. The actions of jumping, pivoting, squatting, running and suddenly stopping are continuously occurring whilst playing basketball. The main muscles responsible for these dynamic movements are often the ones that are most commonly injured. Yoga can complement your regular training, helping to optimise performance and prevent injury. This class guides you through yoga poses that will help to improve mobility in your calves, quadriceps, adductors hamstrings and glutes. In addition to muscles associated with the legs, basketball also places a strong work load on arm and shoulder muscles. This class also features poses for the rotator cuff, pectoral muscles, triceps, deltoids and wrists. It helps you to find the right balance between strength and mobility. 

Key Poses: Trikonasana, parsvakonasana, virabhadrasana 1.

Equipment: Wall, belt (or towel).

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 min

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