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WEEK EIGHT: Reduce ACL Tears for Basketball
Injuries in basketball can't be prevented. The strongest players in the NBA with all the resources in the world still get hurt. While we can't prevent ACL tears, we know there are multiple risk factors that can be addressed to decrease the chance of getting injured. The Jumping Jacks Matrix teaches players to disassociate their upper and lower body to activate their core. Along with a well-designed strength program, proper nutrition and jump mechanics, this exercise is a must for all basketball players. Special thanks to the Gray Institute for sharing this progression with us.
MA, CSCS, LPSN
Mike graduated from Gonzaga University with a BA in Business and completed his Master of Arts in Servant Leadership at Gonzaga. He played basketball for Gonzaga’s Elite 8 and Sweet 16 teams, earning WCC Defensive Player of the Year and All-Academic Team honors. In 2009, Mike completed a 40-week mentorship program in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute.
Mike is a licensed Sports Nutritionist and has been an Adjunct Professor for Gonzaga University since 2010, teaching health, human movement, and nutrition classes. Mike specializes in Sports Performance training and is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Gonzaga University.