Exercise of the Week: BOSU Lateral Switches

Learn how to perform BOSU Lateral Switches, an exercise that Drew Brees performs to activate his lower body and increase his foot speed.

STACK Exercise of the Week helps you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility.

The Exercise

BOSU Lateral Switches

Who Does It

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints QB

Sports Performance Benefits

Enhances foot speed and the ability to push off laterally. Also activates the hips and lower-body muscles, preparing them for more advanced exercises.

How To

  • Hold a football (or other piece of sports equipment) in a position-specific manner with your right foot to the right of a BOSU and your left foot on the dome
  • Push off with your right foot to drive your body left
  • Land with your left foot to the left of the BOSU and your right foot on the dome
  • Continue hopping from side-to-side and switching feet for the specified duration

Sets/Duration: 2x15-20 seconds

Coaching Points

  • Perform toward the end of your warm-up
  • Face a partner to add an element of competition
  • Make sure one foot is always on the BOSU
  • Push laterally off the ball of your foot
  • Perform as fast as possible

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