The Defensive Slide Bar by Coach Lionel Hollins allows coaches, trainers and athletes to activate and strengthen specific muscle groups used during lateral slides, while ensuring proper wide stance foot work. While suitable for all skill levels in basketball from NBA players to middle and high school, the Defensive Slide Bar can be used for training in any sport that uses side-to-side lateral shuffling or requires lower-limb muscle activity.
The tension and restrictive qualities of the Defensive Slide Bar make it unique and effective. Initial use of the Defensive Slide Bar:
Allows coaches, trainers and athletes to target specific muscles to address athlete weaknesses.
Ensures proper wide stance for foot work.
Promotes a potentially larger training stimulus or difficulty during shuffling.
Reduces the eccentric demand on lower limb muscles during shuffling which might have positive implications for athletes training when they are sore.
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