Tout dans la vie est une question d'équilibre d'où la nécessité de garder un esprit sain dans un corps sain.


Everything in life is a matter of balance therefore one needs to keep a healthy mind in a healthy body.


E. do REGO

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Q & A: How can I gain weight without losing my quickness?

Q - I am a basketball player, 5-11, 175 pounds. My goal is be 185-190 by July without losing my quickness. I do interval training instead of running long miles. Is that right? What suggestions do you have to build my foundation again for basketball competition? - Michael

image by Scott Wachter

A - For your intervals, aim for each sprint to last 12-15 seconds, walking for 1 to 2 minutes betweeen sprints. Then, twice a week, do a long aerobic "flush" workout on an elliptical machine or bike. Spend your other days playing basketball to improve your conditioning. Mix it up like this:

  • Day 1 - Basketball conditioning
  • Day 2 - Interval training
  • Day 3 - Aerobic flush
  • Day 4 - Basketball conditioning
  • Day 5 - Interval training
  • Day 6 - Aerobic flush
  • Day 7 - Off

Take note that every conditioning session should begin and end with a 5-minute warm-up/cool-down.

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