Rubberbanditz resistance bands aren’t simply for strength training, they are also an extremely useful tool for sport-specific agility and explosiveness, like working on your first step in basketball!

Why is the first step important?

The first step is a crucial component of the game for an offensive player. As the offense, you are making the decisions and the defense is reacting to you, starting with the first step. A properly executed first step will allow you to get at least part of your body past the defender, thus making it harder for them to recover.

How do you improve your first step?

A good first step is quick and decisive, meaning to improve your first step you need to improve your speed and explosiveness. Check out the below video for a quick exercise to incorporate into your basketball routine that will have you improving your first step in no time.