Thursday 29th of July, 2010
Not too many people would argue that basketball and volleyball players need do jump training. It's obvious that a good jump can help you produce a better spike or serve. No doubt it will make your layup easier and even enable you to dunk a basketball!
You may be surprised that athletes in almost every sport should be doing explosive jump training.
Do you play a sport where you need to go from a stationary position to a running sprint as quickly as possible?
• Aussie Rules Football
• Gridiron (American Rules Football)
• Field Hockey
Do you need to generate massive dynamic force with your upper body (throwing, punching or hitting)?
• Shot put
• Hammer throw
What about other sports where you may not sprint but you still need to take off explosively in various directions?
• Ice Hockey
• Plus any sort of goal keeping!
You'll probably also notice that some of these sports fit into all three categories!
This is definitely not an exhaustive list, but I think you're starting to get the idea. All explosive force whether it be jumping, sprinting, punching, throwing... Has it's roots in you pushing off the ground. Think about it for a moment!
Yes if you are throwing, hitting or punching you also need torso strength. But think about the dynamics of what you are doing. What happens down below with your feet and legs?
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