Basketball Tips and Tricks Lesson 4: How-To Warm Up

Globetrotter Warm Ups:

Stretching and staying hydrated are two keys to staying healthy and injury free.  The other thing you should always do before any activity is warm up.  That can include jogging, lay-ups, jumping rope and any other exercise used to get your muscles ready for action.   While the concept is simple, there are some important details to keep in mind.  The Harlem Globetrotters How-To series is designed to teach you those details.

Harlem Globetrotter Training Drills Checklist

1.  Jog:  After you stretch, start jogging from baseline to baseline to warm up before you play.  Start at 50% then gradually increase your speed until you reach 100% then you’ll be ready to play

2. Jump rope:  Another warm up activity you can do before playing is jumping rope.  Grab a rope and jump rope for two minutes to get your muscles ready to play.  If you don’t have a jump rope you can always find a line on the court and jump back and forth over it to simulate jumping rope.

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