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    Default KBands. Has anyone used them?

    I was talking to a local soccer team coach and he said htey've been using the KBands for leg resistance to help improve their agility and quickness. He believes they've helped quite a bit in building strength and improving his team. My team needs something to help improve that explosive quickness and speed element of the game. Has anyone used them? Looking for opinions here before I move forward.


    https://kbandstraining.com/buy-kbands/


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    Haven't used these but the idea is solid. The concept is very similar to Crossover Symmetry's Hip Halo bands and exercises. See the thread just below this about Crossover Symmetry.

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    I use them and like them. EVen spoke to the owner at one point about some things.
    I use them in a variety of ways. Worth the money spent. What age group you working with?

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    They are a great tool but you better know what you are doing. There is a huge potential for injury if improperly used.

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    Yes! We got a set for every player and have been using them all winter twice a week. We'll see when games start, but you don't see our players huffing and puffing much anymore.
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    Riseball,

    What are the pitfalls of them? Do you recommend a different product?

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    My team is 14u.

    I would be very interested to hear what Riseball is talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtrips07 View Post
    Riseball,

    What are the pitfalls of them? Do you recommend a different product?

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    It is not about the product, it is all about how you use them. You can get everything you need locally from you hardware or medical supply store to do the same thing that the products provide. The important thing is your form and how you use them. When you buy a product like Crossover Symmetry or others you are not just paying for some bands, hooks, cuffs, etc. you are paying for the documented routine that comes with them. If you go out and buy the components and just start using them it is highly likely that at best you do not get any benefit and at worst you get hurt. Before starting any band or strength training you need to get guidance from someone who knows what they are doing.

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    Our organization found a college assistant coach who was in charge of speed and agility for her team. She comes 1 night a week for 1hour at $20 a player. She teaches form for running sprinting and agility. We were running wrong is why we were slow. So make sure you are running correctly before buying resistance bands to build strength in muscles that could be counter productive. There is no way I could explain what she teaches. 40% of extra speed will come from arms, quick high knees pressing down not back makes you faster. The less time your foot is on the ground or in the air the faster you are. She does a lot of drills with particular posture works on timing release of pitch to start sprint. Well worth my $20.

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    One of our assistant coaches has been using them for years and he runs our agility. Any sort of fitness equipment can cause an injury if you don't use it right.

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