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.
Top 10 Reasons Bruce Lee May Have Been Superhuman
Top 10 Reasons Bruce Lee May Have Been Superhuman 10. The Dragon Flag Bruce Lee was fanatical about fitness; accordingto his widow Linda Lee, there was never a moment Bruce wasn't working out (the guy wouldwatch TV doing full splits). Of all the muscles in the body, Lee was most concerned with buildingup his core, as he believed that the core (stomach area) is used in almost all movement,hence was greatly important to martial arts. Is his quest to improve his core strength,Lee invented something now known as the Dragon Flag, in his honor. If you couldn't guessalready, it's considered one of the most difficult
core exercises out there. Because Lee didn'tmess around. Stallone may have brought the move to peoples attention in Rocky 4, butLee took it to another level, reportedly being able to support his entire frame on the edgeof a bench, with only his shoulders touching anything, all while the rest of his body remainedperfectly rigid and horizontal to the ground. Just imagine for a second that you'd beenscheduled to fight Lee, and heard all of these rumors about him, only to see him floatingin mid air. You'd run away from that set so fast that you'd explode through time to thepremiere of the movie in which he kicks your ass.
9. Catching Rice With Chopsticks Remember that scene in the Karate Kid werePat Morita catches a fly with chopsticksé Yeah, Bruce Lee topped that. It was reportedthat Bruce was so keen to increase his reflexes, that he would throw rice into the air andtry to catch it on the way down. Because being able to react to a small piece of rice travellingstraight down is clearly the best way to prepare for large men trying to punch you. Martialarts! Although seemingly impractical, the sheeramount of dexterity and skill required for such a feat meant that his hands had to bepermanently balled into fists near women,
so their hips wouldn't detach themselves fromtheir body, and instinctively run towards him. Probably. 8. He Was Too Strong For Regular Heavy Bags In his time, Lee used a multitude of custombuiltexercise machines that were usually created just for him by a close friend, James Lee.Some of them were made due to requests from Lee himself; others were built out of sheernecessity. Lee's heavy bag is an example of the latter. Coming from an unknown source, Lee's customheavy bag literally taunted others with its
immense size. Normal heavy bags clock in ataround 70 pounds, with some clocking in at a much meatier 150. Lee's weighed THREEHUNDREDPOUNDS. And it was filled with friggin' metal. Not because he was showing off, but becausehe literally couldn't use a lighter, nonmetallic one without breaking it. There are conflicted,and often confused, stories that claim Lee was able to kick a heavy bag clear throughthe ceiling. Though he may not have ever done that, he did give a guy whiplash by kickingone too hard. Seriously. 7. OneFingered Pushups. OneArmed Pullups How many pushups could you do right nowéIf the answer is anything other than quot;so many
the Earth will think I'm trying to mate withit,quot; you're just not up to the standards of Bruce Lee. In his younger days, Lee reportedlyliked to show off while training. And one of his favorite tricks was onefingered pushups. It's exactly what it sounds like, and Bruce did them for no other reason than toshow that he could. What's your party trické Bet it seems kind of sucky now, doesn't ité Bruce's immense strength wasn't just limitedto his fingers either; he was also able to do onearmed pullups, with some sources claiminghe was able to bust out 50 like it wasn't even a big deal. Of course, this ability wasn'tunique to Bruce, but the fact he did it simply