It’s almost the weekend, and a little game of Bball might be just what you need to get your fitness and fun on at the same time. No worries if you don’t have enough people to play full court. Turns out playing 2-on-2 hoops challenges your body more than playing bigger games. According to a recent study in the Journal of Sports Sciences, athletes who paired off for 2-on-2 games spent more time at over 90% of their heart rate max. Makes sense since less hands on the court translates to more sprints and jumps than in a bigger game of 4-0n-4. The extra benefit is that you’ll probably hone your skills a little better as well, since you’ll be forced to repeat more technical moves like dribbling, passing and of course, shooting! It is my personal opinion that all those moves make for some of the nicest shoulders and arms in the world!! Work on gathering 3 buddies, and get yourself a little game going this weekend. What a great way to balance a hard (and sedentary) week at the office.