Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hip Flexor Training for the 40 Yard Dash

One of the biggest areas athletes often neglect in thier speed training for football is developing the hip flexors. To aid in your "forty yard dash" improvement the hip flexors must be strong, powerful, and most of all flexibile.

One great dill that I use to develop hip flexor firing and power is wall drills. Placing you hands against a wall, walk your feet back so that your torso is at a 45 degree angle from the floor. Start by running with the legs focusing on firing the hip flexor. A good key to think about is to think about driving the knee up and and keeping the feet back when the touch the ground. Perform 4-5 sets of 10 sec. each.

Tip: try to maintain a 45 degree torso angle the whole set. This translates to increased forward body lean which increases acceleration.

This will help you on your 40 yard dash acceleration phase.

Train Hard!

Coach Mike Gough

1 comment:

Bessie Boswell said...

Strong hip flexors provide an advantage in a wide range of sports and athletic activities. website By contrast there is usually a great deal of emphasis on exercises for the leg extensors.