According to Dr. Larry Van Such from www.SpeedTrainingChallenge.com, exercising the hip flexor muscles is a quick and strategic way to develop sprinting speed.
The exercise below is an isometric training strategy wherein instead of performing repetitions, the band is stretched at a predetermined distance for 10-15 seconds using between 70-80 % of your maximum strength. This workout will engage your hip flexors and knee extensors.
STEP 1: Wrap the band on the foot of a pole/bench/etc (keep it low)
STEP 2: Put your leg in
STEP 3: Move forward to create tension with the band
STEP 4: Lift your leg up
STEP 5: Lift your leg forward and hold for 10-15 seconds using only 70-80% of your maximum strength
STEP 6: Switch legs (do the exact same thing on the opposite leg)
UP THE CHALLENGE! Once you feel to comfortable with just one band, increase more bands to your workout. The instructions are exactly the same but the difficulty level with definitely be more challenging.
You can add as many bands as you like.
Resistance Bands Australia offers 3 varying resistance levels (light, medium, and heavy) in one complete set: Set of 3 Therapy Bands
The following features are also included:
• High quality and hassle-free products
• Lightweight and portable (a fantastic alternative to conventional weights and machine workout)
• Complete with door anchor, carry bag, exercise guide so it’s ready to use
• Manufacturer’s 12 month maximum warranty
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