We've talked about the benefits of resistance band training for athletes in a previous post, and the following elite athletes demonstrate how including bands in your training can help you progress as an athlete.
These five athletes are "next level" in their respective sport, and they all use bands in their speed training to get an edge over their competition.
LeBron James is one of the most explosive athletes on the planet. As you'll see in the video below, he uses resistance bands in his training.
One of the exercises you see LeBron doing is a band squat to develop hip strength. This is one of many exercises you can do using a bungee resistance band as well.
Olympic gold medalist sprinter Carmelita Jeter uses resistance bands in her speed training both during the warmup and also during the workout.
As you'll see in the video, she uses mini bands to warm up her hips. She also works on hip extension in her actual workout with a band held by a trainer.
Not as fortunate to have a trainer by your side? No problem, you can attach a bungee resistance bandto a stable object such as a goal post or a tree to work on hip extension as well.
Antonio Brown, one of the top wide receivers in the NFL uses speed bands in his training to work on stationary movements such split squats.
Working on his speed and agility, NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant utilizes the bungee resistance band in his training.
If you want to run faster, jump higher, and move quicker, resistance bands are just what you need.
Combine resistance band training with a solid strength training program and you'll see tremendous progress in your athletic ability!
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