How do I find time to train during the basketball pre-season?

First, get rid of redundant exercise in your program.  If you are running, jumping, and cutting during practice, do not repeat those activities by doing cardio, power training, and agility drills.  Second, use supersets and circuit training to increase the productivity of your resistance training program.  Working your back while your chest rests saves a lot of time and makes for a challenging workout.  Third, foam roll and stretch at home.  This does not take the place of using these techniques before or after practice, but the more you stretch and foam roll (a self-massage technique used to alleviate knots in your muscles), the easier and quicker it becomes to loosen up when your time is limited.

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