Today's Edge:

If you want to get faster, you'll need to train for horizontal force production. The Band Broad Jump will help you.
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BENEFITS: 

This exercise is a resisted plyometric option that will help you to convert hip strength into hip power. More powerful hips will help you to produce more speed. This exercise specifically challenges your ability to produce force into the ground in a horizontal direction. This is part of improving your ability to propel yourself forward and get faster. 
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COACHING KEYS:

Sit your butt back and drop your arms simultaneously. Explode forward as far as you can against the band's resistance. Catch the landing in a balanced posture. 
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HOW TO USE:

Use as part of a more comprehensive plyometric workout. This exercise is also great paired with a deadlift or cable pull-through exercise. It can even be used as a warm-up or finisher to any workout.


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