When you talk to an athlete, or a parent, everyone wants to know how high they can jump… but nobody is concerned with how well they can land. We make athletes more powerful to run faster and jump higher, but are we giving them the brakes to protect themselves from injury? Imagine you’re on a …
The drive phase of the vertical jump is really about the recruitment of the posterior chain and achieving triple extension.
Core stiffness is essential to the second phase of the vertical jump – the explode phase.
The first phase of the vertical jump is the eccentric loading phase. This phase is commonly overlooked as athletes and coaches tend to focus on the jump itself, but proper muscle recruitment throughout the body is ESSENTIAL to creating a higher vertical jump.
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