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Strengthen Your Lower Body With Suspension Training

Using your own bodyweight for resistance training is a great and safe way to improve performance. Utilizing equipment such as the TRX and Jungle Gym are simple and effective ways to train in even the smallest of spaces. The following group of exercises focuses on lower body strength, stability and power to enhance your play on the field. So use your own weight to jump higher and get that header, run faster and prevent possible injury.

  • Squats (concentrate on not leaning back during these squats, but utilizing the TRX to help with balance)
  • Overhead Squats (focus on pulling the handles back while maintaing good squat mechanics, you should feel this in your hips and the back of your shoulders)
  • Single Leg Squats (focus on a stable knee that does not waiver side to side)
  • Squat Jumps (concentrate on jumping as high as possible with a stable landing)
  • Lateral Bounds (pause on each landing to promote stability)
  • Single Leg Squat Jumps (focus on jumping for height and stabilize the landing)

Perform the exercises in order for 10-25 repetitions for the strengthening exercises and 6-12 repetitions for the jumping exercises. Repeat for 2-3 sets. To purchase either the TRX or Jungle Gym Suspension Systems, please visit www.performbetter.com.

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