Evan Longoria Develops Lateral Explosiveness
May 20, 2010
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria performs a Band-Resisted Shuffle to improve first-step lateral quickness for the hot corner.
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improves lateral explosiveness by going through a lateral movement with resistance bands
For me, that's really where you strength is, in your legs, strength in your hamstrings. You stabilize your core when you're doing that. On maybe another day where my legs aren't bothering me as much I would go through a couple more where I'm actually doing some explosiveness. Some first step quickness out of there with resistance and that's where you build the power.
With that one I think you can limit the amount of actual strength that you're creating by standing up. So you want to stay low and use those leg muscles and drive through those leg muscles and try not to really incorporate your arms and your upper body as much.
That one I would say average sets is probably four if I'm doing actual explosive running stuff. If I'm doing the stuff like I showed where I'm doing just lateral steps or forward steps, four to five steps on each leg and probably three times would be a normal day for me.