March Madness College Basketball Workout
Workout Secrets from the Best College Basketball Teams
How they Made it to March Madness
Crash the Boards
Grab and Go
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The Team: University of Connecticut
The Expert: Chris West, C.S.C.S.
West makes sure his Huskies are as solid as Mack trucks when driving to the basket by training them with the kneeling cable core press, a move that strengthens and stabilizes every muscle from hips to core to shoulders. To do it, attach a D handle to a hip-level pulley on a cable machine, and kneel with your right side next to the weight stack. Hold the handle against your chest. Press your arms straight out, hold for 10 seconds, and return the handle to your chest. Do this 10 times, and then turn around so your left side is next to the weight stack. Repeat the movement. That's 1 set. Do 1 more.
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