Need Speed? Don't Forget The Psoas!

Dr. Evan Osar


Most coaches involved with training athletes for speed recognize the importance of training the posterior (extensor) chain. Triple extension at the ankle, knee and hip is one of the fundamental components in developing first step, straight ahead and explosive speed. Many coaches incorporate exercises such as the deadlift, the clean and jerk and the squat to name just a few into their athlete’s conditioning routines. Additionally, many trainers have successfully adapted exercises such as hip extensions on the stability ball into the routines of their athletes.

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Speed Training -Psoas