What do the elite basketball athletes do to stay in tip top condition?
From Kareem Abdul Jabbar (who played at an elite level into his forties), Lebron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo, Brendan Haywood, The Chicago Bull Dynasty of the 90's led by Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neil, Coach K and many others have found yoga to be a fundamental part of their training program because of its ability to improve flexibility, center the mind and build core strength, which means less injuries and faster recoveries.
Lifting weights, running, and jumping all cause the muscles to tighten and become sore. The more they tighten the more prone you become to such nagging injuries such as muscle pulls and strains. Too much strength and not enough flexibiiity can lead to serious injuries that can keep you off the floor indefinitely.
"Yoga for Old Guys still Ballin'" is designed to help the pick up basketball player to keep their body operating optimally and you playing at the top of your game. Whether you are playing to win or to just stay in shape our yoga session will keep you ballin' near the top of your game whether you are 36 or 66 it ain't over yet.
Beyond the Hoop is an academic enrichment, mentoring and basketball training program. Our goal is to increase the chances of the student athletes success on the basketball court and in the classroom.