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But before you kickstart your trainings for that, a proper warmup is always necessary to prevent muscular injury.
A quick squat drill can help your leg muscles fire more explosively, a Spanish study suggests. Researchers conducted an experiment where swimmers did four reps of a high-load squat exercise before their training, and concluded that the swimmers not only dived further and faster, but also kicked more powerfully, improving their 15m time as a result.
The researchers think the move helped activate more muscle. For the same effect, try split jumps (four per side) before any activity that requires fast moves, like basketball or intervals.
Grab dumbbells. From a staggered stance, lower into a split squat.
Jump and scissor-kick your legs so you land with your other leg forward.
Once your base is stable, repeat Step 2, alternating back and forth with each rep.
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