Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength & Conditioning programs specific to basketball players


Your Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach

Our strength training philosophy is to build a strong foundation to be injury free and ready to play, train and compete. We focus on mobility, stability, agility, balance and coordination alongside improving strength, speed and power.

Expert Strength & Conditioning For Your Basketball Game

We provide strength and conditioning training for players of all levels at Run Ready. You must put in the effort, but you must also take a calculated strategy, one that has been laid out by specialists, to take your game to the next level. The following are some areas where you should expect to see progress:

  • Acceleration
  • Speed
  • Injury Prevention
  • Power
  • Strength
  • Fitness

Strength in Basketball

Our Strength And Conditioning Philosophy

Our strength training philosophy is to build a strong foundation to be
injury free and ready to play, train and compete. We focus on mobility,
stability, agility, balance and coordination alongside improving strength,
speed and power.
Our teen strength program focuses on building a strong and robust body
with age appropriate exercise prescription. Balance, coordination and
sound landing competencies are key focuses of this program
We aim to educate our clients on the importance of regular and
consistent strength training, and what a good strength training session
looks like.
We have the expertise to prescribe for the individual and their goals and

Train With A Qualified Strength And Conditioning Trainer


All staff have been qualified through ASCA (Australian Strength & Conditioning Association)

Our Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Nick Bowden

Nick Bowden

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 2 ASCA, Level 4 IAAF Athletics Coach

Jo Bowden strength and conditioning coach melbourne

Jo Bowden

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 1 ASCA, Level 2 Aths Coach with Athletics Australia

Run Ready coach -.Luke Hall

Luke Hall

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 2 ASCA, currently completing a Masters of High Performance

Run Ready coach - Aiden Harvey

Aiden Harvey

ASCA Level 1, currently completing Exercise Science degree

Basketball Strength Programs

Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players compete against each other on a rectangular court, generally indoors. Each side attempts to score by hurling the ball into the opponent’s basket, which has an elevated horizontal hoop and net. Basketball is played on a medium sized court, many if the interactions are inclose and strength is required. Agility is a important attribute of any basketballer as the game often changes direction and pace. A lot of the game is played in the air also, so possessing the ability to jump high is a handy skill. Some of the important skills to possess in basketball are:

  • Speed
  • Aerobic capacity
  • Aerobic endurance
  • Explosive power
  • Agility
  • Core strength
  • Upper body strength

We provide tailor-made programs to individuals looking to get a competitive edge. 

Strength and Rehabilitation Programs for Basketball Players

Our tailor-made strength programs are mapped out to suit the athlete, paying close attention to the level of progression the athlete can handle, which in turn creates a more effective strength program. We aren’t just your average personal trainer, we understand the developing athlete. As experts in s and c for rehabilitation, our tailor-made strength programmes are mapped out to suit the athlete, paying close attention to the level of progression the athlete can handle. This is extremely important when dealing with a competing athlete.

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Benefits of Strength and Conditioning in Basketball

Disease Prevention

Obesity has been related to a number of illnesses and health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, and numerous malignancies.

Develops Balance and Coordination

Playing basketball aids in the development of both upper- and lower-body strength. Muscle strength aids in balance and minimises the chance of falling. Balance and stability work together to guarantee that athletes have complete control over their bodies while performing a certain exercise. Basketball increases hand-eye coordination and aids in the development of spatial awareness, which is the ability to understand where your body is in space and time. Basketball requires hand-eye coordination to receive, pass, and shoot the ball while being guarded by someone who is attempting to prevent you from doing all three. Target training can help improve balance and coordination, which lead to a better performance in the court. 

Increased Athleticism, Strength and Endurance

Our S and C programs increase coordination, agility, athleticism, strength and endurance. They provide a slew of advantages to your general health and fitness. 

Reduces The Risk Of Injury

Having a higher functioning body reduces the risk of injury. Injury is a giant setback for any player. 

About Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiologists assess, organise, and administer exercise programmes for chronic illnesses and injuries such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, and arthritis, as well as helping in the restoration of maximum physical function, health, and wellbeing.

Exercise physiology is the study of the body’s responses to physical effort. These reactions include changes in metabolism and physiology in many regions of the body, such as the heart, lungs, and muscles, as well as structural alterations in cells.

The Science

The beginnings of sports science may be traced back to ancient Greece. Galen, a well-known ancient Greek physician, published 87 extensive writings on how to improve one’s health (correct diet), cardiovascular fitness, and physical strength. Sport science is the application of scientific knowledge to sports activity. Sport science aims to assist athletes improve their performance and endurance while reducing the risk of injury in preparation for events and contests.

It’s used to assist identify strengths and limitations so that a training programme may be tailored to each individual, from athletes to the elderly and everyone in between.

Athletes are kept up to speed on latest training regimens, testing, and preparation by sports scientists.

Health and Fitness Melbourne

Strength conditioning differs from weight lifting in that it uses a variety of exercise devices and your own body weight to achieve the same results without the stress and strain of heavy weights. Strength conditioning allows you to improve muscle strength, power, and speed while also assisting in the transformation of your appearance by causing fat loss, which modifies the appearance of your muscles.

Basketball conditioning refers to the physical preparation required to compete in the sport. The nature of the sport necessitates a particular combination of speed, strength, and stamina in potential players. In addition to working on leaping ability and short-burst power, proper basketball training will address all of these areas. Specific skills to the sport such as shooting and ball-handling are paired with the aforementioned qualities and should be maintained and developed through regular practice to become a competent basketball player.  

Strength training should be done 2-3 times a week with a 48-hour recovery period between workouts for similar muscle groups, according to experts. Furthermore, performing more than 6 sets per muscle group in a single training session is not suggested. Athletes must also give their bodies at least four to six weeks to acclimatize to a new training plan, according to the experts. You may not need that much time if you're already in good shape, but if you've never played a sport before or are new to hoops, give yourself at least that much time to get basketball-ready. Do not try to cram your fitness into a short period of time. You risk harming yourself if you push too hard, too soon. It is always best to consult with strength and conditioning coaches like Run Ready Melbourne so we can recommend the best course of training for you. 

Basketball necessitates a high level of ability, finesse, and speed, but strength plays an important role in everything you accomplish on the court. Shooting is a talent that may be developed by using proper technique and practicing on a regular basis. It's critical to strengthen all of the key muscle groups in your arms in order to enhance your basketball shooting range. If you play a lot of basketball, all of your running, jumping, passing, and shooting will pay off in the form of stronger muscles.