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Are split routines appropriate for basketball players?

Splitting the body into muscle groups that are trained on separate days is not the best way to train for athletic performance.  The body works as an integrated system of muscles and should be trained as a whole.  Further, split routines take a tremendous amount of time, and basketball players have agility drills, skills practice, and conditioning sessions to incorporate into their program as well.  For the recreational athlete, choose one exercises per muscle group, and train the whole body in one session. 30-45 minutes of resistance training 2-3 days a week is sufficient to increase strength and still leaves time for other training.

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