3 Methods to Become More Explosive
Building more explosive power is the primary goal for every athlete, but where should you start?
Here are 3 methods to help you boost your performance and become MORE EXPLOSIVE 🚀
TRAIN WITH A SLED
➡️ Reverse Sled Drags
Targets the VMO and helps relieve knee pain
Aim for 3-5 minutes continuous
➡️ Check out where to start with Hamstring Training
➡️ Heavy Sled Pushes
For a short distances - as quickly as you can
Aim for 5-8 sets for a short, quick burst (10-15 yards) 🔥
Pairing these two exercises back to back will create a great contract to keep you healthy and more explosive.
➡️ Hill Sprints
Sprinting for short distances is a great way to add resistance to your typical sprints
➡️ Flying Sprints
Start with a build-up jog and then sprint at 100% for a desired distance.
Ex. - 20 yard build-up, 10 yard sprint
➡️ Check out Posterior Chain Health w/ FSU's Strength Coach
Sprinting can be performed in many fashions, but it’s important to rotate the variations of sprints to maintain health and allow your body to recover 💥
TRAIN THE RIGHT WAY
➡️ Nordic Curls
Nordics should be a staple for every training program. Being able to control your bodyweight using your glutes and hamstrings is KEY to building explosiveness.
Start with a variation you can complete and work up to full bodyweight nordics.
➡️ Strength Training w/ Squats & Deadlifts
You can perform any variation, but it’s crucial to build a strong base if you want to stay healthy and build explosiveness.
➡️ Tackling Weaknesses
Make sure to pick accessory exercises to tackle weaknesses and build additional volume to aid in recovery 💥