Sling The sling is very similar to the front raise, but is geared to stimulate athletic response in terms of muscle interconnectedness with athletic activities. 1. Stand with a split stance like you are walking/running with a dumbbell in each hand. 2. Raise the arm with the following leg straight up and stiff, but with...
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Bounds This is a great warmup exercise prior to speed sprinting. 1. Mark out a 20-yard distance. Begin at one end of the distance in an upright position. 2. Step forward onto your right leg for the first bound. Take as large a step as you can, actually, you’re trying to go as fast as...
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Skips This is a great warmup or warmdown exercise. They are particularly good for warming up before speed sprinting. And, they are much like the skips or skipping you did as a child, only greatly exaggerated. When skipping, envision you are running a sprint because that is the position of the arms and knees/legs. 1....
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Hops Hops can be done on one or two legs and are generally done for warmups prior to beginning exercise programs; they are also used by athletes as warmdowns to prevent detraining of speed after a workout. The goal of a hop is to warm the joints. Also, you can jump low or high, but...
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This exercise has long been called the body squat in the Olympic and Speed-Strength, which includes ball sports, gymnastics, etc. community. In about 2000, when Crossfit began its popularity, that community called this exercise an air squat. It is one of the easiest exercises to do and is done primarily as a warmup exercise. 1....
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