You Can Change Some Things
People often wish there were things about themselves that they could change. Shorter people wish to be taller, thinner people want to be heavier, and so on. There is not always a lot that can be done about one’s features, but there are things that can be done to make you run faster in Anchorage. Running faster will likely allow you to accomplish more in your student athlete career.
An example would be a first baseman attempting to steal second base. Is the manager more likely to allow the first baseman to steal if he can make it in 3.9 seconds, or 5.2 seconds? In this instance, faster is better, and this can be applied to all types of sports. Being faster allows you to explode harder, and faster on the football field. It can make it easier to get back to the net, upon serving in a volleyball match. The possibilities are endless, and the results are priceless.
Sometimes Simple Is Better
School children have grown up jumping rope for ages, and athletes know that certain jump rope exercises can improve quickness. Being quicker can enable you to get out of the blocks quicker at a track meet, or improve your ability to jump on the basketball court. Single-foot hops, as well as side-to-side jumps are the perfect compliment to any workout routine.
- Single-Foot Hops- Simply hop on one foot, for an allotted amount of time/jumps, then switch to the other foot. This trains your body to remain more balanced, and it improves single-leg explosiveness. This can be helpful in all sports available to Anchorage student athletes, and it can help them run faster too.
- Side-To-Side Hops- Start off in the basic jumping rope position. Begin jumping rope, as one normally would, with both feet. After you get into a comfortable rhythm, using both feet, start jumping from side to side. Start off with shorter jumps, until you get a hang on it, then gradually make your jumps bigger.
Running faster in Anchorage, Alaska can be accomplished in a variety of different ways, but perhaps none of those ways are as simple as jumping rope. Most gyms have jump ropes readily available, or they are relatively inexpensive at most retail stores. So, what are you waiting for? Dust off that old jump rope in the garage, have fun, and you will be running faster in no time.