SO many exercises focus on ACCELERATION. Thats a focus on moving forward as fast as possible. The problem? As you build your engine, the need for BRAKES becomes paramount. Building a 500 horsepower engine with no ability to slow down and stop will lead to a bad day eventually. Exercises focusing on DECELERATION must be included in a program to ensure an athlete remains safe and performs at his/her potential.
Here, Chris Givens of the St. Louis Rams performs a kettlebell step DOWN. This is challenging his ability to decelerate using his legs and hips, and his ability to stabilize his torso.