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January 13, 2022 3 min read

You're probably here because you're looking for more ways to utilise your resistance bands. Fortunately, we've got a lot in store for you. One of the best ways to use resistance bands is training like plyometrics, speed, and explosive training. Because of that, athletes often use this to improve their explosive power, range of motions, speed, and distance. 

Although resistance bands were designed for athletes and similar training methods, you should know that if you want to improve your acceleration and speed, it's worth knowing these exercises too. 

In this article, we'll share with you four effective and powerful resistance band exercises that can help athletes improve their explosive power, acceleration, and jump height. Let's take a look!

Exercise #1: Bear Crawl With Resistance Bands

One of the most important exercises you should try is bear crawl. Bear crawl forces you to activate a number of muscles, including your core glutes, shoulders, and more. 

Without a Partner:

  • Attach the resistance band to an anchor at waist height, and then wrap the other end on your waist;
  • Get in position on the ground with your back straight;
  • Walk your hands in front, but ensure that your knees are an inch or two off the ground so you can activate your core;
  • As you move, ensure that your left hand moves with your right leg and vice versa;

Exercise #2: Sprinting with Resistance Bands

A great way to improve your speed and explosive skills are by sprinting with resistance bands, and here's how to do it:

Sprinting in Position:

  • Just like the bear crawl exercise, secure the resistance band to an anchor, making sure it's waist height. Wrap the other end around your waist;
  • Walk away from the anchor until you feel tension, and start your sprint position;

Explosive Start

  • After securing the bands to an anchor and your waist, you can get into sprint position;
  • Explode out by taking two strides and then stopping at a firm stance;
  • Walk back, and do this again repeatedly;

Exercise #3: Box Jumps with Resistance Bands

Another great way to build strength and explosive power is by doing box jumps. Here's how to do it:

  • Secure the resistance bands to your waist and an anchor at waist height;
  • Stand about one to two feet away from your box;
  • After you jump onto the box, stand straight and activate your glutes by squeezing it;
  • Jump back down to the floor with a more controlled movement;

Exercise #4: Thrusters With Resistance Bands

If you want to build muscular endurance, thrusters with resistance bands (or even weights) is a great way to do that.

  • Wrap your bands around your feet;
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and go to a squat position;
  • Squat down but make sure you keep the top side of the band at chest height using both hands;
  • Explode up while pressing your hands in your arms and extending overhead;

The Bottom Line: Powerbands are What You Need for Explosive Training

Resistance bands are great pieces of equipment that can help improve your athletic performance. Thankfully, it can help you with your explosive, resistance, and endurance training. So, if you're looking to improve explosive training, try these exercises today!

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