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.
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.