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Harrison Barnes’ Total-Body Basketball Workout

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Coming into the NBA, Harrison Barnes had plenty of skills from day 1. He was a solid defender, could score the ball, and run the floor. With that being said, all rookies still face a learning curve, especially when it comes to building strength to compete with more seasoned athletes. Barnes was ahead of the curve, as he came in with a solid foundation and desire to get better. Here is a sample workout used by Barnes to help him achieve considerable gains. 

Try this basketball-inspired workout by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. 

Directions:

  • Perform as many reps as possible of each exercise in 2 minutes.
  • Rest 30 seconds between exercises.
  • Perform 4 to 5 rounds. 
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Basketball Workout

Exercise
Equipment
Sets
Reps
Rest
Exercise 1 of 4

Sled Push

Equipment
Sets
--
Reps
AMRAP*
Rest
30 sec
How to
*As many reps as possible in 2 min. Push is 25-yards back and forth as fast as possible.
Exercise 2 of 4

Stepup

Equipment
Box
Sets
--
Reps
AMRAP*
Rest
30 sec
*As many reps as possible in 2 min. Hold a medicine ball. Alternate feet each round.
Equipment
No Equipment
Sets
--
Reps
AMRAP*
Rest
30 sec
*As many reps as possible in 2 min. Ideally, perform these up a hill. Jog back down.
Exercise 4 of 4

Skull Crusher

Equipment
Barbell
Sets
--
Reps
AMRAP*
Rest
30 sec
How to
*As many reps as possible in 2 min. Perform with a hip thrust if possible.
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