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Top 15 Athletic Movements You Should Be Doing

Top 15 Athletic Movements You Should Be Doing

  1. Has your training grown stale and failing to get you results? 
  2. Do you ever venture out beyond the weight room with any of your workouts? 
  3. Are you able to move with fluidity and grace? 
  4. Do you move like you have bricks for feet and you’re slow to react? 

If you are hitting a wall with your workouts chances are it’s because you lack the edge you need by failing to train athletic movements. There’s no room for walls in this community so today I want to give you 15 ways you can make like a juggernaut and blast through those walls. Take note and apply these to your workouts. Just keep in mind you need to progress smartly with these athletic movements and I’m here to help if you need guidance.

15 Athletic Movements 

Man performing fingertip push-ups on the ground.

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If you are an experienced athlete, or a seasoned fitness enthusiast then it’s no secret to you that movement is everything. Sure everybody loves to walk into the weight room and crush a new PR. Lifting more and more weight is a fun thing to accomplish, but even that needs to be changed from time to time.

I’ve always been a huge proponent of athletic movements involving modalities such as plyometrics, calisthenics, and ballistic power training drills. Why? Because at 42 years of age I know that these movements provide the perfect marriage between your strength and how you’re able to express that strength in the real world!

It’s real simple. You can either be strong and rigid, or you can be strong and athletic. Whether addressing a competing athlete, or not I prefer the latter because the benefits speak for themselves. The more athletic you are you’ll move better, you’ll reduce the incidence of injury, and you’ll be able to enjoy life more outside the weight room.

  1. Skips in place
    Man performing low hurdle bounds.

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  2. Jump rope skips
  3. Jumping jacks
  4. High knees standing in place
  5. Hops
  6. Low hurdle bounds
  7. High hurdle bounds
  8. Sprints
  9. Squat jumps
  10. Cycle split squat jumps
  11. Box jumps
  12. Medicine ball power slams
  13. Medicine ball overhead throws
  14. Bear crawls
  15. Plyometric push-ups

Athletic Movements: The Takeaway 

Take the time to learn and apply these to your workouts. There is a proper progression to adhere to in order to safely and effectively incorporate these into your training.

If you’re a novice and need help I would strongly recommend that you seek out a Certified strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) to help you do this. I can am a CSCS and can certainly help you, but if you don’t use me then seek out an NSCA-CSCS professional in your local area.

Do you incorporate these athletic movements into your training? 

Which movements do need to add into your program? 

Post up and share here below in the comments. 

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Brandon

I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

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