​Reaction Speed & Agility - Build Muscles that Fire

​Reaction Speed & Agility - Build Muscles that Fire

Posted by Myosource Kinetic Bands on 26th May 2014

Are you frustrated because you want to get faster and keep trying different things and not seeing results? Speed is a topic that all athletes deal with. The quicker an athlete is able to move their limbs the faster they will be. Powerful legs and a strong upper body are essential for quicker movements in football blocking, tackling, catching, basketball shooting blocking, or rebounding, wrestling takedowns, reversals, and so on. The list goes on an on. This is why increasing speed is so important. Coaches are looking for athletes that are able to maximize their strength, elasticity, endurance, and muscle mobility which all affect speed. Myosource Kinetic Bands challenge the muscles using resistance to put tension on them. When the muscles are stimulating it causes them to fire or contract quicker resulting in increasing speed. Stride length and frequency are keys to increasing speed.. There are many different aspects of speed so today we will focus on Reaction Time Speed.

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Athletes must be able to react quickly in order to be faster. Most sports require the ability to change direction frequently. Reaction Speed requires quick muscle response to a stimulus. Myosource Ultimate Kinetic Bands provide the resistance for that stimulus increasing reaction time. Without that muscle reaction time, speed will not increase. Athletes that focus on functional needs of each sport are able to make decisions on where they need to improve on reaction or response gains. For a sprinter start reaction speed is crucial. A basketball player needs reaction speed for lateral movements quick first step and breakaways. Every sport has the need for reaction speed. Consider a soccer goalie. A goalie has to be able to read and analyze the body movements in order to determine where the ball will go in order to prevent goals. Football players have to make quick decisions on what direction to go to make a tackle, block, run the ball, prevent a reception, or get the ball into the end zone. Myosource Kinetic Bands do not limit or restrict movements so “All” Athletes, no matter what the sport, are able to increase their reaction speed for the demands of their sport. Myosource Kinetic Bands are also great for warming up to transfer muscle strength and power into energy. Reaction speed will improve with quicker reacting muscles. A variety of sports have reaction speed queues such as a starting gun.

Example Reaction Speed Drills: Great sprint drills would be to put on Myosource Kinetic Bands and lay face down on the ground. As soon as a queue is given like a whistle, coach instruction, etc. the athlete hops up and sprints. The resistance of Myosource Kinetic Bands will stimulate the muscles to react quicker.

Most sports require Reaction Speed which is having the ability to respond to some type of stimulus and athletes know that faster is better. Myosource Kinetic Bands provide the resistance to add tension to movements so that when they are removed that first step reaction speed is explosive. So whether you are a sprinter needing your muscle to react to a gun, a wrestler reacting to a takedown attempt, or a tennis player needing to react to the ball Myosource Kinetic Bands will help you increase your reaction speed. Start using Myosource Kinetic Bands to train in order to get those limbs and core ready to react in order to get where you need to be faster to make something happen. 

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