Here’s a workout for you to attack! Complete the 5-5-5 Primer in 15 minutes in your driveway, at the gym, or at the park. If you only have a little bit of time, this is a great workout to hit a few important areas of your game. You can also use this workout as a warmup for a longer training session.
Five minutes of ball handling:
-20 sec Wipers R / 20 sec Wipers L / 20 sec Wiper+Crossover
-20 sec In&Out R / 20 sec In&Out L / 20 sec In&Out+Crossover
-20 sec Pound, Double Cross R / 20 sec Pound, Double Cross L / 20 sec Pound, Double Cross + Behind the Back
-20 sec Cross + Between (R->L start) / 20 sec Cross + Between (L->R start) / 20 sec Cross + Between + Behind
-20 sec Between+Behind (R->L start) / 20 sec Between+Behind (L->R start) / 20 sec In&Out + Cross + Between + Behind
Five minutes of finishing:
-One foot Mikans - Make 20
-Weak hand Mikans (stay on your weak hand side)- Make 20
-Reverse Mikans (reverse layup R, then L) - Shoot 20
-30 Sec Speed layups on the dribble - Right side
-30 Sec Speed layups on the dribble - Left side
-1 Dribble, Stride Stop Finishes - Make 10 R, 10 L (change up your angles)
Five minutes of Shooting:
-Form Shoot - Swish 10
-Pound Shots - Make 10 R / 10 L (hard dribble outside your hips working on the gather to your pocket)
-Ladder Shots - Make 5 in a row, starting at a form shot and taking a step back with each make (go back to first spot on every miss). Shoot for 3 minutes or 3 “completed” ladders.
Get after it...
Put Your Heart In It
What are the most important things in your life? How do you need to prioritize and manage these things? We can all get busy and say yes to the wrong things at times. But we are also always in control to recalibrate our priorities.
When you put all of the big rocks (the main things) in the container first, you can fit a lot of little rocks and sand around it. But if you add too much sand or too many little rocks first, you will not fit all of the big rocks you need for a healthy and full life. (Watch more.)
What are your big rocks? Make sure you fully put your heart into these…they are the most important after all.
Service to others
Training your craft
Self discovery/ becoming more self aware
Growth in our aspirations
With a new school year beginning, today’s share is a few “bold aspirations” I recently read. These apply to us all, and shed light on some common struggles we all face in trying to be our best.
1. Acknowledging that fear is a very normal emotion, and that we must face it and rise above it to achieve what we most want.
What we most want is on the other side of fear. Take the leap. Fear doesn’t mean stop.
2. Acknowledging that failure and adversity are an inevitable part of the process and allowing those experiences to be learning and growth opportunities.
Trust in growth, and understand it feels like a speed bump. When we come up short, we should push harder. (We call this “Next best action”)
3. Choosing to be around people who add value to your life and not spending time or energy on those who don’t.
This may be the most important aspiration for young people. We are all influenced. Choose the right people to place in your life who influence you to be better everyday!
Hopefully we can remember and practice these aspirations for a deeper understanding of ourselves. We are halfway through August… just think where you could be by mid-October!
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