Playing defense in any sport requires you to react quickly to your opponent’s moves and change your direction instantly to keep up. The faster your reaction time is to them, the faster you can close in and make a play.
Therefore, to improve your athletic quickness, especially on defense, there are two highly overlooked muscle groups that need to be exercised. These two muscle groups will help you get those hips around quicker and put you in the more dominant athletic position. They are the external and internal hip rotators. Let’s talk about the external hip rotators first. [Read more…]