Isometric Exercises For The Hip Flexors To Develop Speed
Are you wondering whether you should be doing isometric exercises for speed? Speed training is often done with ballistic movements. These types of exercises help the body mimic game like movements to perfect them. Isometric exercises, on the other hand, target muscle contraction.
Why Target Muscle Contraction
When you run a 40 yard dash the hip flexors play a major role in driving your knees up for the next stride. Isometric exercises can help develop a greater contraction potential for sprints. In the video you will see a simple isometric exercise that will target your hip flexors. By completing 15 to 20 second holds, you will build a greater contraction potential for your body. Isometric exercises often are just as important for the neurotransmitters throughout your body as it is to the muscles. Over time your body will begin contracting at full potential with more focused training.
Utilize the simple exercise on both legs to maximize muscle contraction in your hip flexors. The Infinity Loop Bands make this exercise very easy to complete. With their soft flexible fabric you will not have to worry about bands sliding or breaking down. Train with maximal resistance each set.
After an isolated exercise like this one it’s important to get out and get the body moving. Move to RSC Agility or Overspeed Accelerator after this. These training programs will help train over speed and allow you to sprint.