North Korean Basketball Players Are Learning New Moves To Help Them On The Court

There's more than one way to improve your skills.


Athletes often look outside the usual methods of training for their sport to gain a competitive edge. One of the most popular examples of this has been football players, who for decades have taken ballet to improve their grace and movement on the field.

In North Korea, that idea is expanding to young basketball players, who are learning gymnastics routines to better their moves on the court.

"After doing the rhythmic warm-up exercises, my body flexibility got better and I feel like the ball is one with my body when I am dribbling," says player Rim Kuk Hyon in the video above. Apparently, these types of classes are already used by North Korean soccer players.

Check out the clip to learn more about these performance-enhancing movements.


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