Thursday, September 10, 2009

DB and LB Backpedal Drill

If you are a DB or LB and are looking to improve your backpedal, there is a great drill that I use with my athletes that produces great results.

Using a Speed Chute, put the speed chute on so that it is in front of you not at your back. perform resisted speed chute backpedals starting with 10 yards then increasing the distance. Be sure to make sure the hips stay low during the backpedal.

Variations of this drill include giving the athlete commands to backpedal slow and fast, backpedal with a turn and sprint, backpedal with hip rotation right adn left, and backpedalling in a snake like fashion.

These drills are excellent for DB's and LB's to work their position specific backpedal, drops and hip action.

Our Speed Chutes provide the perfect amount of resistance in the backpedal drill. Be sure to get your now to perform this exercise in your training!

Speed Chutes work great for improve speed forwards or backwards. We use them often when training for the NFL Combine, lowering the 40 yard dash or preparing for the NFL season!

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