Stairs Sprints/Stadium Sprints and Other Animals

Stairs Sprints/Stadium Sprints and Other Animals

Some time ago I was coaching jumpers in a shared facility that was also being used by a group of adult rugby players. At the time they were doing some kind of speed-agility circuit work that went from exercise to exercise with little rest. Two of the elements caught my attention: stair sprints and running quickly on the spot...

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Bench Steps or Step Ups

Bench Steps or Step Ups

f you give the illustration a quick glance you will see a common training exercise used for fitness and sport. Bench Steps, with or without a load or offset is not a core TAKEOFF exercise but does have high value for mobility and motor patterning. The illustration is taken from an actual situation where the athlete (a runner) was instructed to do 3 sets of 8 reps with each leg....

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