Posted by Myosource Kinetic Bands on 2nd Jan 2014

A Split Second or an Inch Makes A Huge Difference –

Often the difference in a game is that split second delay that interferes with getting that takedown, intercepting a pass, or making it to the basket before your opponent. Increasing the speed of your muscle contractions will help you gain those seconds and inches that you need to make a difference in the game or match.

You may be thinking that you know this and that you have tried and tried to increase your speed. Well, to your regular Strength Training, Plyometric, and Interval training will help you gain that split second or the extra inch you need for that first down, a takedown, reversal, escape, rebound, defensive move, offensive first step, or lateral move.

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Why perform strength training with Myosource Kinetic Bands

The acceleration of that first step and finishing the task will require muscle power and strength. Put on your Myosource Kinetic Bands and perform simple exercises like squats, side – back – and front lunges, leg lifts, or squats that will help increase your range of motion in order to improve your speed. Working through the resistance as you perform your normal speed drills and speed exercises will increase your strength, which will result in the ability to gain ground to increase your speed. Increasing your speed is not just about your lower body. You will need strength training for your core, and upper body as well. Myosource Kinetic Bands put tension on each muscle so that they contract quicker to increase speed.

Why Perform Plyometric with Myosource Kinetic Bands?

Plyometric drills and exercises with Myosource Kinetic Bands will help you develop explosive moves because your muscles will contract quicker with the resistance that is added to each movement. This type of exercise is high intensity and develops power and strength that is needed for speed. The bands add tension to the muscles to cause them to maximize their reactions to exert more force increasing your speed. The Myosource Kinetic Bands stretch the muscles each time they contract creating greater force and this force turns into power, strength, and speed. Performing speed drills, jumping drills, and other high impact bounding drills will increase muscle strength and power, which will result in increasing speed. Our box jump drill is a great Plyometric drill using Myosource Kinetic Bands to increase your speed, power, and strength.

Why Perform Interval Training with Myosource Kinetic Bands?

Interval training is where athletes perform a set of intense movements that are separated by short breaks and then right back into the high intensity acceleration. The goal is to exert as much effort as possible throughout the interval to build muscle memory of quick muscle reactions. The quicker your muscles react the better your ability will be to accelerate and exert speed. Athletes should spend only a short time letting the muscles recover before they start back in. This is a great way to increase speed and to improve cardiovascular health. This type of training will also help athletes build endurance and stamina to be as vital at the end of a game or match as in the beginning. Myosource Kinetic Bands allow athletes to use their own body weight to make them work against the resistance making each movement more effective.

While performing interval drills it is important to work on control. An athlete who is fast but is wreckless will not reach their potential. Your muscles may contract faster than the guy your up against but if he can maintain control, balance, and stability then your speed may not be enough. A running back that can outrun everyone else is great, but if he has to make a lateral move to get past his defender and does not have controlled movements then speed will not be enough. Make sure you perform interval-training drills with Myosource Kinetic Bands with high intensity and controlled movements.  

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