Improving your technique can add a few instant yards to your kick but the majority of yards come from your legs, the stronger they are the farther the ball will fly. It’s not about how much weight you can squat though, if that was the case then wouldn’t linemen be able to nail 60 yard field goals? The real secret to kicking far is leg speed. Since Force = Mass x Acceleration then the faster your leg swings the greater the force hitting the football is, resulting in a farther kick. So how do I increase my leg speed?
By strengthening your fast twitch muscles through exercises.
A great way to do this is with Insanity, a program developed by Beachbody to help people lose weight and become more athletic. The reason I recommend Insanity is the tremendous amount of core, quad, and hip flexor work in each workout. The exercises use your own body weight to strengthen the fast twitch fibers in your muscles. I started the program 34 days ago and three weeks into it I had already added 8 yards to my kick offs and 5 to my field goals. It’s as simple as following the program, pushing yourself, and you will kick farther.
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