Dunta Robinson's Agility Resistance Training | STACK

Dunta Robinson's Agility Resistance Training

February 1, 2010 | Featured in the February, 2010 Issue

Add a hill to your agility training to get a performance enhancement edge and to improve beyond typical expectations. A few reasons to train your agility on a hill:

1. Hills are a natural source of resistance, which builds strength and improves technique.

2. Performing agility drills on an incline adds a cardiovascular conditioning component and develops mental toughness.

3. Inclined resistance requires more power output and forces you to use a proper body lean—a 45-degree angle of your entire body, as opposed to bending 90 degrees at the waist with chest down.

4. When backpedaling on a flat surface, you can cheat by standing straight up. If you do that on an incline, you’ll fall. It sounds counterintuitive, but uphill movement actually creates proper flatground posture.

5. Working on a hill provides benefits that can’t be duplicated on flat ground

6. No expensive equipment is required.

IMG Academies performance specialist Corey Stenstrup takes top NFL defensive backs—guys who make a living with their flawless footwork and impeccable backpedaling technique—to the hill to train. Here’s a simple three-phase workout used by his clients, Dunta Robinson, Quintin Mikell and Tim Jennings.

Advertisement

Perform each for 10 to 15 yards up a steep hill, twice a session, with a one-minute recovery.

Warm-Up

• Bounding • Straight-Leg Bounding
• Backpedal • Sprint

Agility

• Shuffle
• Change-of-Direction Shuffle [shuffle right five yards, plant and pivot; shuffle left five yards]
• Backpedal

Competitive Partner Races

• Shuffle
• Backpedal
• Backpedal Turn-and-Sprint [backpedal five yards, finish drill with five-yard explosive burst]

Topics: FOOTBALL

Training Centers

FIND A STACK VELOCITY SPORTS
PERFORMANCE LOCATION NEAR YOU

Connect

Advertisement

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be the fittest you ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes