Even without access to a gym, you can improve your lower-body and upper-body strength. Strength is the missing link preventing many from becoming better basketball players. Upper-body strength allows you to stand your ground under the boards, fend off defenders as you drive to the basket, make your passes quicker and faster and increase your shooting range. Elevate your game by performing this at-home basketball workout for the upper body.
This shoulder exercise helps you keep proper upper-body posture and strength while in your defensive stance, jump shot, vertical jump, rebound box-out and offensive post-up.
Lie on stomach
Straighten arms out to sides to form T with body
Raise thumbs toward ceiling and squeeze shoulder blades
Lower to start and repeat for specified reps