Jumping Drill To Help With Your Vertical and Leg Power
Vertical and power training is often times overlooked. Athletes are focused on speed and skill work, but training for a more powerful vertical can lead to more speed and body awareness. These types of drills should be added towards the beginning of your workout. Vertical training should always be before speed or weight training.
There are two elements to this exercise. The first will incorporate the Reactive Stretch Cord pulling you off your center of gravity. You will experience an inconsistent stimulus to the body which can help activate more muscle fibers during each jump. Bound down through the drill utilizing both the assistance and the resistance portion of the jump. You need to complete repetitions facing in both directions so that your body experience is the same pulls going in each direction.
The other element of the drill is utilizing Kbands. You’ll feel your glutes activate with each jump. It won’t take many sets before you understand how this will help your body. The glute muscles are the most important muscles incorporated in jumping high. Keep this drill moving quickly and complete sets and both directions.
Anchors have an important job during this drill. They will apply resistance from the side and from behind. The side resistance angle will help pull the athlete off their center of gravity. The reverse anchor position will challenge power moving forward. Complete repetitions in both positions. After you complete this drill check out Vertical FX. This training program is all about vertical training. You will incorporate different exercises that will make you more explosive and jump higher.