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The Running Back Workout: Three Exercises to Improve Agility and Power

By Matthew Jussim, Men's Journal, 07/19/18, 12:00PM CDT

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The idea for this exercise is to get off the ground as quickly as possible when you land — you want to make it a continuous side to side bound jump.

Running backs need strength and power to break through tacklers at the line of scrimmage. But if you focus only on bulking up, you’ll run yourself right off the field. If you want to succeed as an all-around running back — whether in the pros or in the park — it’s crucial to improve speed and agility.

Some of the best ways to step up your game? Focusing on your feet, working on quickness, and practicing explosive movements.