Strengthen your entire body with this explosive exercise
Primary Areas Worked
Leg strength & power, core strength.
Slow and controlled at first, however you may progress
to quick and repetitive jumps. The quicker the jump, the more you are
training power and balance.
Breathe IN and OUT rhythmically.
Standing with your knees bend and arms
Explode upwards attempting to achieve as much
height as possible. During the flight phase, extend your arms upward and
Additional Athletic Qualities Worked
Injury Considerations, Contraindications &
Ankle, hip, back and knee injuries can all be exacerbated
by jump training. Anterior compartment syndrome or ‘shin splints’ can also
become problematic. Make sure that you are warmed-up and performing these
exercises on adequate flooring to minimize injury risk (grassy field,
school gymnasium, matted flooring). You can attempt this exercise on one
foot to increase balance and power requirements.