Lift weights if you want to be competitive on the basketball court.

“It’s that simple,” said Rick Wanamaker, a long and lanky member of the Drake basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four in 1969. “Everybody was skinny, scrawny and mostly weak back when I was playing, but in comparison, when I watch games today, everybody’s muscular and strong.

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Des Moines Article: Basketball Strength-Training