Wednesday, June 13, 2012

running lines - suicide drill

running lines - suicide drill


This one should bring back memories from all you former high school athletes out there. And the beauty of high school athletics - when kids are old enough to be pushed like professional athletes, but young enough to have the recovery time of a kid...

The drill helps build speed, agility, explosiveness, and endurance.

Running Lines (Suicide Drill)

1.) Step off 25 yards (or use large steps), placing a marker at each 5 yard increment. (5 yards, 10 yards, 15 yards, etc.) 
2.) Start at the beginning of your 25-yard stretch.
3.) Sprint to the 5-yard marker, bending down to touch it with your hand.
4.) Sprint back to the beginning, and touch the end-line with your hand.
5.) Repeat for each marker.

Variations

Football, Soccer, Basketball - each sport uses the existing lines on the field. (I've heard of some high school football coaches using every 5-yard line from end zone to end zone!)

Distances - OK to add length between markers, additional markers, and/or overall length to the course.

Obstacles - OK to add hurdles, box jumps, ropes/tires, or other stations for quick bursts of push-ups, sit-ups, etc.


Legal Disclaimer (don't blame me).

Warning - I am NOT a licensed physical trainer, therapist, nutritionist, or a doctor.  I am a regular guy who just happens to love exercise and fitness.

Exercise can be dangerous if done incorrectly or in excess.  I can't see you, and you can't see me, to know if you're doing an exercise incorrectly, which could lead to injury.


Please Please Please seek help / advice / counsel from a local professional before starting a new program, or before doing an exercise you're unfamiliar with.  This information is intended as a guide to point you in the right direction.  If you aren't familiar with the exercises described herein, I highly recommend seeking professional advice before trying them.