19 Olympic Leg – Core Band Exercises

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Olympic Leg – Core Band Exercises


Winter Olympic athletes require tremendous lower body and core strength. Most winter Olympic athletes do not have access to training facilities. They also perform very complex movements that require multi-planar patterns using both vertical and horizontal vectors. Fortunately, RBT can provide the needed resistance and adaptability to handle any movement or force vector needed.

Here are 19 exercises that look very similar to many of the movement patterns you will see in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Pre-Workout Exercise

  1. Hip Stretching Series
  2. Core Training

Speed Drills

  1. Forward Bursts
  2. Turn and Go
  3. 45 Degree Bursts

Plyometric Exercises

  1. Broad Jumps
  2. Dynamic Stabilizer Skaters
  3. Squat Jumps
  4. Elevated Single Leg Jumps
  5. Split Jumps Towards Attachment
  6. Lateral Hops Attached
  7. Split Jumps Away from Attachment
  8. Skaters Attached

Strength Exercises

  1. Iso Squats
  2. Speed Squats
  3. Split Squats Iso
  4. Split Squats
  5. Elevated Single Leg Squats
  6. Rotational Reverse Lunges

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Meet Dave

Dave Schmitz, PT, CSCS, PES has been writing, teaching and training how to implement resistance band training for rehabilitation, general conditioning, and performance since 1996. He is the founder & co-owner of Resistance Band Training— the leading band provider worldwide.

Along with being a co-author of the Amazon best seller, Total Body Breakthroughs, Dave is also the author and producer of numerous fitness & nutrition articles, E-books, DVDs. His passion is focused on trainers, clients, and athletes improve their body’s ability to handle momentum, gravity and ground reaction forces using elastic resistance. Dave also consults online with several high schools, universities, private performance training business and is also on the board of experts for the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA).

2 Responses to "19 Olympic Leg – Core Band Exercises"
  1. Alex Katsanos says:

    Great stuff Dave…Inspiring! watching that turn and sprint move reminds me if I was stealing bases I would put that drill into my training. Baseball camps are about to start!

  2. DT says:

    Love the speed skating movements with the bands.

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