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  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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    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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  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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  Professional sports teams often have access to some of the best, most results-providing exercise equipment available. Even teams that are just in it for the fun can usually scrounge up some type of fitness gear to help them become better players. Regardless of which one you’re on, here are five reasons why your team should be using speed resistor harnesses: Reason #1: They give you more power. Working out with a speed resistor harness helps make you more powerful, more explosive. This means that you’re better able to change direction quickly, out-maneuvering your opponent. Reason #2: They’ll make you...

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  Fitness Health presents lower body leg thigh workout using FH resistance bands. In this high energy workout, you will learn a few basic exercises with the kinetic leg bands. The workout below is set in to 3 exercises per section. If you're a beginner we recommend that you complete each section taking a 1 minute break in between transitions. For advance fitness levels we recommend you can complete all 9 exercises then take a 30 second break in between sets. This workout is spilt into 3 sections.  Reps 10  Sets 4 Basic Exercises Knee raises  Alternate knee raises  Burpee's  Using...

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