Speed Training: 5 Elite Athletes Who Use Bands to Run Faster


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These elite athletes show you how including bands in your training can help you progress as an athlete.Ā Ā 

The following athletes are at that next level in their respective sport and they useĀ bands in their speed trainingĀ to helpĀ them get an edge over their competition.Ā 

LeBron James

LeBron James is one of the most explosive athletes on the planet and, as you'll see in the video below, he uses resistance bands inĀ hisĀ training.Ā 

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 aĀ bungee resistance bandĀ as well.Ā 


Carmelita Jeter

Olympic gold medalist sprinter Carmelita Jeter uses resistance bands in her speed training both during the warmup and also during the workout.Ā 

As you'll see in the video, she usesĀ mini bandsĀ to warm up her hips and works on the hip extension in the workout itself with a band held by a trainer.

Don't have a trainer with you? No problem, you can use aĀ bungee resistance bandĀ attached to a stable object to work on the hip extension as well.Ā 


Antonio Brown

One of the top wide receivers in the NFL, Antonio Brown usesĀ speed bandsĀ in his training to work on stationary movements like split squats.Ā Ā Ā 


Carlin Isles

The fastest rugby player in the world, Carlin Isles, usesĀ speed bandsĀ andĀ mini bandsĀ in his training to develop his fast twitch muscles.Ā 

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Dez Bryant

Working on his speed and agility, NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant utilizes theĀ bungee resistance bandĀ in his training.Ā 

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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