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How You Can Hit Harder And Tackle Better In Football

By Edited May 10, 2016 1 1

Are you a football player who wants to hit harder? Do you want to deliver more punishing blows? It is not difficult to become a more intimidating hitter on your team. The benefits of becoming a harder hitter are undeniable. You can be a game changer, more intimidating, and strike more fear in your opponents. Great American football players like Ray Lewis, Troy Polamalu, and the late Sean Taylor are all examples of players who possess great hitting and tackling ability. You too can hit and deliver punishing blows like them by following these tips I am going to provide you with. Read on to learn how to hit harder in football!

Tip 1: You need to work on being explosive as possible. You need to perform exercises like the power clean and plyometrics. These exercises will help you develop more explosion in your hips and give you more total body strength which is essential in order for you to become a harder hitter. The best exercises to perform are box jumps and power cleans. You can visit www.stack.com to learn how to perform these exercises.

Tip 2: Work on strengthening your core muscles. Your core is comprised of your abdominals, lower back, and hips. You need to perform exercises that strengthen these muscles and make them stronger. A stronger core will allow you to make bigger hits on the football field.

Tip 3: Work on your running speed. If you are able to run faster, then that means you can move your body mass at a higher speed which will bring a more violent and high speed collision when you tackle your opponent.

Tip 4: When you are making a tackle, remember to stay low when you are making contact. You want to make contact at your opponents hips, explode your hips into him, and drive your feet until he is on the ground. "The lower man wins in football." If you stay low and drive your feet, you will run through your opponent!

Tip 5: Strengthen your lower body too! You need to perform exercises like squats, dead lifts, and leg presses in order to strengthen your legs. You will need for your legs to be strong and powerful in order to run through your opponent.

In conclusion, the game of football is just as much mental as it is physical. With that said, if you are mentally tough and can put it in your head that you are going to unleash a violent hit on your opponent, then you will start delivering more devastating hits and become a big hitter. Who knows, you may even earn a nickname like Hit Stick or The Beast. Be smart and train hard and you can go far!!!



Jan 28, 2013 2:16am
Good tips for the up and coming football stars out there.
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