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Sprinter's Step Up

by Anthony Carey, MA

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The sprinter's step up is a great exercise to help incorporate arm and leg drive and use the gravitational forces to resist working vertically. This exercise helps with quick turnover of the arms and legs and explosive strength and speed. Step up with one foot on the step and afterwards bring the trail leg behind you, driving your arms up so hard that you get your stance leg up off the step each time. As a regression to this exercise, reproduce the same movement, but stop it to the point before the stance leg actually comes off the step. After doing the necessary movements, switch legs and repeat the same process on the other side.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.