4 Explosive Resistance Band Exercises For Athletes

4 Explosive Resistance Band Exercises For Athletes

November 02, 2017

These exercises are geared towards athletes. More explosive power results in better athletic performance. Resistance Bands can help you to increase explosiveness and acceleration while improving anaerobic endurance.

These resistance band exercises mimic real-life athletic movements, engaging the power centers of your body to produce more output in short bursts. Professional athletes are seen using resistance bands more and more due to the effectiveness in improving their game.

Complete the following exercises twice a week going through three circuits with each set lasting 20-40 seconds.

Bear crawl

1. Secure the band to an anchor at waist height then wrap the resistance band around your waist.

2. Get into position with your hands on the ground in front of you and your back straight.

3. Walk your hands in front of you while mimicking the movement with your legs, keep low to the ground.

With a partner:

1. Wrap the resistance band around your waist and have your partner hold the other end. 

2. Get into position with your hands on the ground in front of you and your back straight.

3. Walk your hands in front of you while mimicking the movement with your legs as your partner holds the band far enough away to create tension while following behind you. Keep low to the ground.



Sprint

1. Secure the resistance band to an anchor at waist height then wrap the band around your waist.

2. Walk away from the anchor until you feel tension on your waist.

3. Sprint in position.

With a partner:

1. Wrap the band around your waist and have your partner hold the other end.

2. Sprint 50-100 yards as your partner holds the band far enough away to create tension while following behind you.



Box Jumps

1. Secure the resistance band to an anchor at waist height or have a partner hold the resistance band for you, then wrap the band around your waist.

2. Stand about 1 to 2 feet away from the box.

3. Jump up onto the box, then stand straight up and squeeze your glutes.

4. Jump back down to the floor in a controlled movement.

Repeat.



Thrusters

1. Wrap the resistance bands around your feet (double wrap for added resistances, as seen in the video below).

2. Stand with feet hip-width apart, squat ready position. 

3. Squat down while keeping the top side of the band at chest height using both hands.

4. Explode up while pressing your hands to the sky.

Repeat.



Conclusion:

Get yourself a set of resistance bands aka POWER BANDS and start training explosively. Explosive exercises using resistance bands are also a great way to build muscle and burn off pesky fat, and of course, when it comes game time you will be faster, more explosive and ready for anything.

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