As a basketball player, it is very important to train and workout in order to better yourself as a player and athlete. Basketball players must train themselves in categories such as conditioning, endurance, strength, and speed. Different players use different training regimens and workouts based on familiarity and what is best for them as a player. It is important to find a training/workout regimen that best fits your body type and that you are comfortable with.
Players can increase their speed, endurance, and conditioning by doing speed training and workouts. Exercises such as sprints can really help as they not only make you a faster runner but they also get you used to the amount of running you will do throughout a game. The less a player gets tired the more they can be on the court affecting a game. Faster players are often better at getting back on defense as well as scoring on the fast break on offense.
To gain strength players must do a lot of workouts that involve weight lifting. Stronger players are often able to grab rebounds more effectively and they also are able to clear paths for other players to score. Players will do things such as bench lift, squat, and deadlift in order to become bigger and stronger players so that they have this advantage on the court. Even smaller players that are meant to be quicker train in order to gain strength because they need to keep up with competition and have every advantage they can on the court.