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.
Leg Workout ATHLETIC GAINS
What's up guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Yes, it's still ULTIMATE ARM week here butwe're going to start switching the focus of our attention to our Legs. You see in our brand new ULTIMATE ARM Workoutthat's available at ATHLEANX.COM, we don't skip Leg days. As a matter of fact we made them even harderthan usual. We've included a brand new style of traininghere called Apex Leg Training and I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek of exactly whatit is.
You see Apex Leg Training will maximize notonly your strength in your lower body functionality but it will also stress athleticism and beingxplosive. And we're going to do that guys as we alwaystry to here, on our feet. We try to get you into ground based trainingwhen we do our Legs. I don't like Leg extensions, I don't likeopen chain exercises, not if we're trying to be Athletes. So what you're going to see here is a sneakpeek of an actual Apex Leg Workout. And again focus on the types of drills thatwe do here.
Focus on how we're involving our Core in whatwe're doing, while at the same time we're really trying to work on building our strengthfrom the ground up. So there you have it guys. There is a sneakpeek into our Apex Leg Training right from the ULTIMATE ARMS Program. And like I said, ULTIMATE ARMS is a lot morethan just your Arms. You see. this workout program, this 6 weekworkout is geared at helping you guys to add significant size to your arms, but at the same time, we are never going toabandon Training like an Athlete here at ATHLEANX.
We're going to train your whole body. The Leg training is part of it and of coursewe even have a complete 6 week Ab Workout Program that goes along with it, ULTIMATEABS. But that is not going to be available formuch longer. As a matter of fact just a couple days afterthis tutorial is published, that will no longer be offered with the ULTIMATE ARM Program. So if you want to train your entire body,if you want to build your Arms bigger, if everything I've got here, all of my techniquesto help you do that guys, is the ULTIMATE
ARM Program. I hope you guys found this whole week to beenlightening. I gave you a lot of free workouts, I hope you'll like the workouts. And of coursewhatever else you want to see here on this channel, make sure you let me know below. It's your channel guys, I make the tutorialsyou want to see. Let me know and I'll be sure I do my bestto try to do that. Leave a thumbs up too if you like this tutorialand I will do more like them. Alright guys, I'll be back here again verysoon.