Use for improved condition of the hip flexors and extensors
Exercise type: all-body sprint/running drill.
Suitable for: all athletes and events.
Difficulty level: can be done by athletes of all ages and abilities (and when athletes are advised not to perform impact activities*).
Benefits: improved condition of the key sprint/running muscles (hip flexors and extensors).
How to: support your weight through your arms between two suitable height sturdy boxes/ platforms.
Cycle your legs as if running.
Focus on pulling the foot quickly from rearside to frontside in a powerful manner and keep your upper body as still as possible.
Variation: instead of cycling the legs, switch the legs backwards and forwards using more of a scissor motion.
In doing so, ensure that you push the front foot toward the ground on each switch (replicating the drive to the track when sprinting).
How many: do 4 x 20 seconds.
*do seek professional advice
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