Long Jump Training Los Angeles

Track Field Training How to Increase Your Vertical Jump

Hi I'm Les Whitley. I'd like to take a fewminutes now and talk to you about how to improve your vertical jump. Your vertical jump isagain your ability to push force into the ground to propel your body upward overcomingthe forces of gravity, traveling upward through space. Knowing where you start or knowingwhere your vertical jump is to begin with is a great way to start. Once you identifywhat your vertical jump is usually measured in inches you know where you want to go andhow far you want to progress from as little as a gain of one inch up to three inches overthe course of a six to a twelve week time frame is actually a pretty good improvement.Putting force in the ground means that you

have got to get stronger, utilizing exercisessuch as the squat, to develop a good base of power for the lower body but then alsomaximizing the transfer of that power through incorporating exercises like the power cleanor the overhead snatch, the olympic movements which involve very speed oriented movementsto that you are maximizing that power output in minimal time. The vertical jump is a veryquick movement. You are putting maximal force in a very short amount of time. The otherthing becomes technique ideally setting yourself up as a spring, springing and loading yourselfup into a position, not to overcompensate by staying too long in a deep position sothat the muscles become taxed and fatigued.

You want to set yourself up by causing a nicespring effect swinging your arms down which preloads those muscles engaging the musclesof the hips, the muscles of the lower body, the calves and then forcefully swinging yourarms up high to again maximize that vertical leap so arms start up high, forceful drivedown and then rebound for maximal height.

Single Leg Box Jump Hockey Training Dryland Drill

Now we are going to be doing one legjumping up on the box, holding in that static position but then when we come up on that same leg, we are going to explode up. Minimizingour time on the ground really working on that explosiveness and then we landon the box were going to hold and then knee bend for a split second working on that low body static strength. So we are exploding up, holding, down, explode up, hold. So working on hit the ground exploding up then holding on top for a split second.

Jessie Graff at the Los Angeles Qualifier American Ninja Warrior 2016

countdown clock beeping No woman went further than she did last season, and Jessie says she feels even stronger this year. And look at that agility. That's as good as we've seen anyone go through the Floating Steps. Jessie's 5'8quot; and has experienceon the trapeze bars.

She should have no trouble here on the Tick Tock. Jessie's been doing stunts on the TV show quot;Supergirl,quot; and she's wearing her Wonder Woman outfit again tonight. She is a wonder woman. Did you see how soft that wasé That was so soft. The landing was perfect. A good leap onto the cargo net.

cheering She has a blazing pace going. On to the Escalators. Right through it. Jessie Graff delivering. She's got the upperbody strength to handle the Ring Jump. She's fully capable of utilizing the upperbody strength.

She's got the body movement, the timing. She has everything. She is the total package. But this 8inch peg a big leap. No problem for Graff. cheers and applause Well, she'd had problems with her hips, with her lower body the past couple years. Focused on her upperbody strength,

and it is paying off. She looks locked in, Akbar. We've talked about this before. Jessie was a pole vaulterat the University of Nebraska. Long reach. And we've really seen a lot of pole vaulters since Jessie Graff.It's really blown up on the scene hereat quot;American Ninja Warrior.quot;

A great approach. Pole vaulters coming from everywhere. You saying, quot;Well, what does a pole vaulter bringéquot; Well, they bring a lot of upperbody strength, and that's what required here. Uhoh. A little hung up. 8inch peg. Oh! Whoo! A good drop

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