Takeoff's 'Hopping Mad!' EXCLUSIVELY in Athletics Weekly

Takeoff's 'Hopping Mad!' EXCLUSIVELY in Athletics Weekly

Check out Takeoff's latest article published in last week Athletics Weekly - 'Hopping Mad!'

The hop is a critically important movement skill for any sport that requires ground speed. The word ‘hop’ is a tad mixed up because kangaroos, bunnies and even grasshoppers purportedly hop when in fact they actually leap.

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The Incline Sprint Drill

The Incline Sprint Drill

If you take a look at the illustration you can see a common exercise used as part of sprint development, particularly in relation to the drive phase after the start. It belongs in a family of related incline exercises such as hill sprints, stairs, sled pulling and pushing, scrambles and short blast exercises using blocking dummies etc...

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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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