Bar Positioning is one of the most popular ways to alter the challenges and goals of a squat. The most common squat variations include front and back loaded sqauts. Both are effective at building strength in the Hips, Legs, and back; however the slight variation in weight placement can alter our movement pattern, muscles targeted and the amount of weight we are able to lift.
A 2011, University of Georgia study found that only the 40 yard dash time had a positive correlation with NFL success. This should come as no surprise as speed is characteristics that is beneficial in nearly every sport and is very hard to gameplan around.
An athletes speed can be increased by improving the physical, metabolic, and neurological components associated with sprinting(Ebben 2008).