Monday, March 17, 2014

Athlete Performance Testing - Part 10

So far, we’ve taken a close look at the vertical jump, broad jump, and 10-yard dash performance tests. We’ve identified common errors for these tests and walked you through ways to correct these performance leaks. In our final installment of our Athlete Performance Testing series, we’ll look at ways to correct the most common flaws of the Pro Agility test.
If you’ve been following us for the last 9 articles, some of these corrections will seem oddly familiar! That's because the flaws we identified in our last article are also ones encountered in the vertical jump, broad jump, and 10-yard dash. Remember, the Pro Agility is unique in that it combines aspects of all three of these tests. Likewise, the Pro Agility test also has similar movement errors. So we can kill two birds with one stone by performing the same corrective exercises used in the last three tests for flaws in the Pro Agility.
For the sake of brevity, we’ll keep it to just one corrective exercise for each performance leak. If you’re hungry for more, you can go back and read our other installments for additional ideas!

Are valgus knees affecting your start on the Pro Agility? Time to break out the TheraBand!

Stepping out in front? Take it to the wall.

Having a hard time staying square? This exercise is perfect for developing an explosive start and the ability to change directions quickly! Start with just your bodyweight before adding a medicine ball for an extra kick in the butt.
That's all, folks! Hopefully the articles in this series have helped you dial in your performance tests! As always, we're here for any questions you may have. Feel free to leave a comment or drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter! Onward and upward!

Keep Training!
Coach Anthony & Akron General Sports Performance

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