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Warming up and cooling down are equally important whenever you exercise, but if you want to give yourself the best chance of getting through this period then make it mandatory!   Warming up   Increased muscle temperature for optimal flexibility and efficiency. Dilates the blood vessels supplying the muscles with a greater volume of oxygen and nutrients minimise stress on your heart Reduce muscle soreness Increase synovial fluid around the joints aiding in protecting those knees and shoulders Helps to mentally prepare for task ahead Warming up before any sport or a workout is crucial to aid prevention of injury...

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    Sleds are very effective in athletic training and are great for conditioning, and they are not as uncommon in this type of training as you might think. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and originate from the logging industry in Scandinavia. The most popular sled is the Prowler sled which can be dragged, pulled or pushed. Read on to find out how it can benefit you in your training:   Improved acceleration Acceleration is essential for most sports. Sled training enables you to do sprint-work instead of interfering too much with sprint mechanics. It helps the...

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  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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  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...

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  When engaging in sports, speed is always a factor. Even if you don’t have an opponent that you’re trying to outrun or outmaneuver, competing against yourself usually means finding ways to improve your time so that you can reach higher personal levels. So, how do you effectively increase your speed? One option is to wear a weighted vest when training. By adding more weight to your upper body during your training sessions, you’re also increasing the amount of resistance your muscles must work against in order to move around. This makes them grow bigger and stronger, ultimately improving your...

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