Great footwork for a football fullback includes quick feet, explosive power, and the ability to change direction on a dime. A football fullback can wear the Myosource Kinetic Bands while practicing their lateral movements, pivot turns, drop steps, and quick step movements to increase their strength and stability for great blocking and passing protection. Performing exercises while wearing the resistance bands allow fullbacks to work on forward, backward, lateral, and crossover footwork.
On the offense the fullback has a very important job. A football fullback’s main job is to block the defense for their running backs. Sounds simple enough, but in reality a football fullbacks blocking skills often make it possible for a running back to do his job or for a quarterback to get a pass off.
The football fullback is positioned between a running back and his quarterback to either to block or go out for a short pass. There are also times that a fullback is called upon to stay in the backfield to protect the quarterback, giving them more time to make a pass.
It is very important that a football fullback learns how to block correctly. Fullbacks must be physically and mentally stable in order to endure the strain put on their body by all defensive players. The Myosource Kinetic Bands enable football fullbacks to prepare their body for the wear and tear of blocking. The resistance builds muscle flexors that are both strong and fast. Successful blocking requires great footwork and power in the lower body, core, and upper body.
Lower Body Strength
A football fullback must have powerful legs, thighs, and hips to drive the defense back. There are a number of leg exercises football fullbacks can do using the Myosource Kinetic Bands to increase muscle strength in the lower body. These exercises can be simple squats or forward, backwards, and side lunges. Fast twitch muscles in the lower body will enable football fullbacks to improve all types of blocks.
Upper Body Strength
A football fullback must also have a powerful upper body to hold off a defender. It is vitally important that a football fullback is stronger and more powerful than those they have to block. A great exercise to increase a fullback’s upper body strength and power is to put the middle of the Myosource Upper Body Kinetic Band strap around the back, holding a handle in each hand. The player should get in their athletic position with a tight body and do bicep curls, tricep extensions, arm crossovers, and punching moves. Use the resistance to perform quick movements and increase reps with gained strength.
A football fullback’s core strength is also extremely important for successful blocking. Core strength improves flexibility, mobility, coordination, endurance, and reduces the risk of injury. The core pushes energy and strength throughout the shoulders and arms to produce powerful blocks. Fullback’s movements will be much more efficient as the core becomes more powerful through the back, abs, and chest. The core is what will absorb the shock for a fullback so the more conditioned, trained, and strong it is the more explosive a fullbacks blocks will be.