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My basketball pre-season just began, what should I do?

During pre-season you should incorporate more skills-practice and games, and less time in the weight room.  Many athletes make the mistake of resistance training with more intensity during the pre-season, compounding a steep increase in activity with the addition of hard practices and skills training.  This type of training volume can increase your risk of injury.  Your gym goals for the pre-season should be recovery from practice and maintaining the gains made in the off-season.  It is likely that you will need little, if any, power training and can reduce or eliminate speed training from your regimen.  The demands of practice will maintain any gains you have made.  On recovery day, you can focus on foam rolling, stretching, and dynamic flexibility.

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