The fullback generally lines up between the quarterback and running back or along side the quarterback in a Pistol or Shotgun formation. The fullback is responsible for lead blocking for the running back, pass blocking for the quarterback, or catching a pass out of the backfield. Successful footwork for a football fullback includes quick feet, explosive power, and the ability to change direction in a timely manner.
It is very important that a football fullback learns how to block correctly. Fullbacks must be physically and mentally stable in order to endure the strains that are put on the body by the defensive players of the opposing team. The physical stability needed for successful blocking requires power in the lower body, upper body, and core.
A fullback must have powerful legs and hips to drive back the defender. There are a number of exercises football fullbacks can perform while using the Myosource Kinetic Bands to increase the muscle strength in the lower body and fire the fast twitch muscles that enable the player to improve all types of blocks. These exercises can be any that work on explosive power, including squats, lunges, and plyometrics.
A fullback's core strength improves flexibility, mobility, coordination, endurance, and reduces the risk of injury. A fullback’s movements will become extremely efficient as the core becomes more powerful through the back, abs, and chest, pushing energy and strength throughout the shoulders and arms to produce powerful blocks. The stronger the core, the more explosive a fullback's blocks will be.
A fullback can wear the Myosource Kinetic Bands while practicing lateral movements, pivot turns, drop steps, and quick step movements to increase strength and stability for great blocking and passing protection. Performing exercises while wearing the resistance bands allow fullbacks to work on forward, backward, lateral, and crossover footwork.