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Excerpts — Complete Running Back

Two-Point and Three-Point Stances

In the two-point stance (figure 2.2), or up stance, stand with both feet on the ground and your hands resting on your thighs. The two-point stance is the most common stance used by running backs today.

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Special Moves and Skills

Running backs use several types of moves to escape a defender. These include jukes, spins, stiff arm, high step, forearm, and jump cut.

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Five Tips for Increasing Strength and Power

Football is one of the most physical sports in all of athletics. The complete running back must have the strength to take the physical contact that happens every play.

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