February 15, 2017
Sprinting has been used since the first humans lived on Earth, as they needed these skills to catch prey. However, it’s only in recent years that it has become both a fitness trend and a huge part of athletics competitions. The benefits of sprint work include enhancing athleticism, building muscle and burning calories. Recent studies have also shown short, rapid bursts of sprinting are more effective than long jogs or hours in the gym. Sprint work needs significant strength to cope with reaction forces, which cannot be honed with regular gym work. Try doing some drills with a foam...
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December 12, 2016
Sideways Start with both feet outside the ladder facing sidewards. Jumping sidewards into the space between the rungs at the same time before jumping them both outside the ladder again, continuing this pattern as you progress through the speed ladder. Face forward Facing straight on, run through the ladder at pace taking two steps forward diagonally through the rungs, remember drive the arms with the leg movement repeat this pattern until you reach the end. Lateral Runs Turn to your right so that your body position is face sideways to the ladder. Run along the ladder, making sure you...
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June 16, 2016
Using the FH Pro Viper harness for speed training drills. In this video you will find information on using the harness for different drills and how to set up the harness for training. It's important to notice that whilst using the viper harness I always use the strap extension around the supporting structures like poles or trees. Using the Viper Harness will help increase strength. Harness training helps increase the resistance and specify the training set ideally for sports players. All training has to be specific for the sport. If you are a sports player and you want to increase your speed first...
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January 28, 2016
If you play sports, then your ability to react (most commonly referred to as your reaction time) may just determine whether you ultimately win or lose the game. Plus, being able to react quickly means that you have good eye-hand coordination, which is just one factor that can greatly improve your performance as well. Well, a pretty easy, yet effective way to achieve this enhanced level of reaction is to engage in reaction ball games. A reaction ball is a ball that isn’t completely round, but rather looks like a bunch of balls melted together. This means that bouncing it...
October 19, 2015
Hurdles are great pieces of equipment to help you build your lower body power and speed. Plus, there are a number of different drills to choose from, which means that you will never get bored and always be able to challenge your body, helping it advance in regard to fitness and performance measures. With that thought in mind, here are some drills that you can do with your own speed agility hurdles (place your hurdles approximately one meter apart for these drills): 1-step speed drill: To do the 1-step, simply run through them, placing one foot in between each...