Monday, March 14, 2011

Get to Jumping!

Plyometrics are a hot topic on message boards and forums... If you want to get faster, jump training should be a staple in your training routine.

The main thing about jumping is to keep it simple. I think some coaches and athletes want to think up cool new ideas instead of just sticking to the basics.

Jump training can be a great way to help increase ones speed and lateral movement if used correctly.

Let's look at a few ways Plyometrics can help an Athlete.
1. You can't jump slowly, with this being said you recruit a ton of fast twitch muscle in order to perform a vertical or horizontal jump.
2. Fast twitch muscle is what we're after.
3. Jumping is EXPLOSIVE!
4. Lateral jumps can help knees get stronger, which helps with side to side movement on the athletic field of play.
5. Plyos can be performed wether or not you can squat twice your bodyweight.
6. No equipment needed...

This is just a small list of why Plyometrics should be included in your workout routine to help you become a FASTER Athlete.

Check out this video, and let me know your thoughts. Get STRONG!

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