Band Locomotion Strength and Conditioning – 4 Part Series

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The best way to functionally train the body is through band locomotion

How Our Body Performs Locomotion

Our body was built on being able to perform locomotion in many different ways including:

  1. Walking
  2. Running
  3. Crawling Forward
  4. Crawling Sideways
  5. Backwards Walking
  6. Sideways Walking
  7. Shuffling
  8. Skipping
  9. Crossover Walking
  10. Hopping
  11. Jumping
  12. Lunging

How to Perform Locomotion Training

Band locomotion can be trained in several ways. The easiest is by doing short burst movements against band resistance. By doing this you are able to train the following:

  1. Hip Strength in all 3 Planes
  2. Coordination
  3. Core Stability
  4. Agility
  5. Lower Body Strength and Power
  6. Dynamic Balance
  7. Cardiovascular Endurance
  8. Hip Flexibility and Mobility

4 Part Workout Series

The key to safe band locomotion training is progression of resistance along with speed and amplitude of movement. This 4 part series will take you through how to incorporate RBT locomotion into your workouts.

1. Best Set Up for Locomotion Training

2. Where to Start Locomotion Training

3. Four Best Locomotion Drills to Train First

4. How to Take the Pressure Off Your Joints


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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).

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