This is a guestpost by Arne Gahmig. Make sure to check out his blog!
Speed, endurance, an accurate shot and a high jump: it is safe to say that these four aspects make up the quality of a successful basketball player. The first three are easy enough to improve through repetition and consistency. You might say that throwing technique is not made up for by repetition; however, a bad shooting technique can be overridden by the player getting used to it. Accuracy depends largely how familiar one is with a certain technique. In contrast, being able to jump high is something that relies heavily on the repetition of the CORRECT technique. On top of this, naturally we need to enhance the means by which we exercise this technique and reduce the factors that reduce the results, in other words: build the relevant muscles and lose the excessive weight.