Train Hard and Increase Your Speed and Power
If you are training outdoors sometimes you do not have access to the same equipment you may find during indoor training. Most of the time sports are played in and outdoor environment. The more training we can complete outdoors the better. The equipment utilized in this video can be used anywhere. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, they will help you maximize your training. Stream the video below and let’s take a look at the workout breakdown.
Change Direction And Dominate
Set up your outdoor training drill with two lines of speed and agility cones. Space the cones out according to your size. Larger more developed athletes will use more space in between their cones. Smaller beginner athletes will use a tighter cone set.
The first portion of this drill is completed with the Reactive Stretch Cord. This device will add resistance as we backpedal through the line of cones, and accelerate you forward during each jab step. The key during this portion of the drill is to have an active anchor. When anchoring the athlete it is important to keep tension on the band during the backpedal and then add resistance to pull the athlete forward. The jab step is the misdirection portion that can help with agility. Continue backpedaling through the cones and jab stepping left or right as the coach or trainer calls out a specific cone.
You Worked With Resistance, Now Let’s Work The Hip Flexors
The second portion of the drill you will use Kbands. The Reactive Stretch Cord helps with the drag elements of sprinting. The Kbands however focus on glued strength and hip flexor quickness. As you can see in the video, the athlete moves much quicker with the Kbands. Spend time working at maximal effort for 5 to 6 sets of each one of these exercises. These types of drills can be paired up with Victory Rope Training Drills to help with stride length. Be sure to watch the video a couple times and understand the footwork required to maximize your success training outdoors.