The STACK Exercise of the Week will help you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. This week, we highlight the Elevated Reverse Lunge With Plates, an exercise that increases lower-body strength.
The Reverse Lunge With Plates is a Lunge variation that is perfect for anyone who wants to increase speed. It strengthens the muscles that are activated when you drive off the line, improving your first-step quickness. It also increases single-leg stability, which is essential for warding off knee injuries when cutting and changing direction. Richardson likes to perform this exercise with plates to add a grip strengthening component to firm up his grasp on the football.
Sets/Reps: 4x8 each leg
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