How often should I incorporate power training into my basketball workouts?

Power programs should be incorporated into an overall programming picture. You should do a power program once every few months but combine that with a strength, balance and stability based program that should be placed within an annualized schedule.

Performing power training routines one month out of every three is plenty to see transferrable results.  Keep in mind that you can incorporate a power exercise or two into other resistance training routines that have a different focus such as strength, endurance, or stability routines.  The key to power training is volume.  When working in a power training phase, perform 4-6 exercises for 3-6 sets each, with 6-10 repetitions per set as a minimum.  Your total power training volume (sets x repetitions x number of exercises) should range from 75 total repetitions per session to 300 total repetitions per session as your training progresses. A complete power training routine is extremely high intensity and cannot be sustained for several consecutive months. 

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