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All photos: Karolina Grabowska

Basketball has been one of the most popular sports to watch for quite some time. That’s led to many people wanting to actively enjoy this sport by playing it. Thankfully, it’s quite easy to do so, with a wealth of local teams to join. All you’ll need to make sure is that you’re physically prepared to play this sport. However, if don’t know how to get in shape for the upcoming basketball season, there are a bunch of various tips that can help you with the task, which is possible to divide into three major tips.

  • #1: Have a Well-planned Workout Program

Having a thorough workout program will help you get in shape for basketball season a million times faster than simply working out from time to time. If you feel like you need some special sports guidance through this time, ask a personal trainer for help. You’ll need to focus on the endurance, speed, the strength of your muscles. Having a workout program from a professional that focuses on your athletic needs will help you stand out on the pitch. Taking maximum advantage of a helpful resource will be recommended during your preparation.

  • #2: Know When to Workout & When to Rest

When you’re trying to get in shape, your first thoughts would be to focus on the actual workout sessions, forgetting about the rest and recovery. If you go overboard with your training sessions, you risk damaging your muscles and joints, which may lead even to more injuries. Knowing when to rest is just as important, as knowing how and when to work out.

After a productive session, your body will need an amount of time for recovery. It will allow your body to adapt to the plan you follow and increase productivity. Failing to give your body the time to heal and recover may lead to unnecessary injuries, and you don't want to get them by the time basketball season rolls around. How much you’ll need to rest can depend on how much you exercise. It’s recommended that you have at least a day or two per week.

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  • #3. Make Sure to Follow a Balanced Diet

Healthy eating is vital for productive exercising, especially when you’re getting ready for the basketball season. You’ll typically need to consume more calories, compared to the time, when you are not heavily exercising. You will also need a much more balanced diet to keep your body strong and enduring. Quality carbs, proteins, and healthy fats should be prioritized in your diet. Consult a nutritionist to know exactly what your body needs to maximize the results that you see from exercising. 

Also, diet-wise, it might be prudent to use pre-workout supplements so you are feeling more energetic after your workout and don't need as much carbs to keep you going the rest of the day. By leveraging these supplements, you could experience heightened energy levels during your workout session, which may result in a decreased reliance on carbohydrates for immediate energy afterward. This shift in energy utilization might offer a more balanced approach to managing your dietary intake, allowing for better regulation of carb consumption throughout the day while still maintaining adequate energy levels for your activities.

Let's summarize...

Getting in shape for the new season in your favorite sport may be just as challenging, as playing it. But, you’d be surprised by the number of people who don’t know how to do it right. Many beginners underestimate the amount of self-discipline and work it takes to reach desirable results. Depending on your starting shape, it can take a few weeks or up to a few months to reach your goals. However, once you take it seriously and keep the above in mind, you shouldn’t have a problem getting in shape.

Lots of love,