Plyometric Jump Shoes

By | December 12, 2016

Best Shoes for Crossfit InsanityT25 Top Workout Shoes for Insanity P90X3 and T25

Hey Fitness Fans, Steve Twomey here with RealFitness Reviews. I want to talk to you today about my favorite shoes to wear for Insanity,Crossfit, anytype of High Intensity Interval Training, HIIT. Like T25, P90X3, all thosetypes of movements. Especially for crossfit, one of the things I want to talk about ishaving a shoe that is more like a minimalist style shoe. So if you go into any Crossfit, gym or Box,you will see alot of deadlifts, squats, clean and jerks, all those olympic style liftingmovements. What you want to do with those types of shoes is you want to find somethingthat will allow you to feel connected to the

ground. You will see alot of people wearingNew Balance Minimus style shoes, Vibram Five Finger shoes. Vivobarefoot, alot of shoesthat are the minimalist style, without a lot of heel to toe drop or a wedge. I want to talk about one of the shoes thatI wear for running. My running shoe from Nike is a Lunar Glide. I absolutely love it, greatrunning shoe. You will notice that the angle at which it drops from the heel to the toe,that allows your knee and kind of forces your whole body into like a forward starting position,which is great for running and speed. However, with plyometric style workouts, especiallybox jumps or plyo jumps, you are really exploding

off and then landing with a fair amount offorce on your knees. That can put undue stress on your shins which can cause shin splints,and also long term wear and tear on your knees. Shaun T has a great blog which I will attachhere in this tutorial talking about how running shoes are not the style of shoes you wantto wear for T25, Insanity style workouts. The shoe that I picked up is the New Balance1157 CrossTrainer. It looks like it has a fairly high heel to toe drop ratio, the footbedis actually just really deep. It is a great shoe one thing I really like about it, itis structurally and laterally strong. You can't twist it a whole lot. That is one thingto check out, you want to make sure, that

when you are doing Insanity workouts, youare doing alot of suicide drills, where you are making lateral style movements on a regularbasis. This will allow you to make good quick cuts, when you have a shoe that has lateralsupport. This is about a year and a half old so it is broken in more, but my Nike shoereally twists. Quite easily, find a shoe that allows you good structual support especiallyfor your ankes and what not. Another shoe that I wear when I am doing crossfitstyle workouts, is the Komodo Sport from Vibram Five Fingers. They are the originator of theFive Finger shoe design. If you do not want to go with something as odd looking as theFive Fingers, with the individual spots for

your toes; it looks kind of silly. I personallylike them, but my wife wanted me to pick up a shoe that would not make her embarassedto be seen with me, a VivoBarefoot shoe. They have a number of great shoes and justcheck them out. They give you that minimalist style feel without the funny looks. Hope this helps. I have a great review indepth of what kind of shoes that I wear and what kind of shoes my wife wears, when weare doing those types of workouts. Check it out at beachbooty Thanks so much for Watching!

How to Jump Higher for Volleyball Fast Way to Improve Vertical Jump How to Spike a Volleyball

Today we are just going to talk about verticaljump height and how to improve that number. It's a test that a lot of people get testedon when they go play their sports or go into combines and things like that. We are goingto work on how to improve that height. So I am going to bring in Morgan real quick.Morgan is going to give us a demonstration of a vertical jump. Ah, it's basically a squatjump but just picture that she is testing on a vertical jump and then we'll talk abouttraining progressions and how we are going to go ahead and work on improving that. SoMorgan, just stand tall. When you are ready just squat and get up into the air. Alrightgood. So, it looks pretty simple. She is squatting,

she is jumping up in the air. But we are goingto break this down and we are going to work on improving it. We are going to break itdown into 3 different segments. First we are going to talk about her ability to load properlyor decelerate. She is going to start tall. Too many times athletes have a hard time withthis jump because they can't load their body properly. So usually it is a posture thingor they don't have the mechanics to go ahead and load properly. So we are going to watchMorgan go ahead and just load into a solid base. Load, good. So out of this positiona lot of times what athletes have a hard time doing is that knees will cave in. So, kneescave in and I lose glut activation. I will

lose force, I will lose energy when I go aheadto jump. Go ahead and turn to the side real quick Morgan. This is a good upper body. Sostart tall and go ahead and load. A lot of times athletes will have this sort of roundedback so I am leaking a lot of energy once again into that low back. That will resultin poor performance when I go ahead to jump. One of the biggest things we see too is whenthey load, they will go ahead and load her anterior. Meaning they jump with all theirweight going forward and their heels will be off the ground. So she is going to load,her heels are off the ground. We can see lack of stability here obviously. She is goingto have a hard time getting up in the air

because she is unstable. Also, she is loadingthe knee. Go ahead and drop back down for me. She is loading the knees a lot; not backhere to the hips. This is her powerhouse. All her power comes from right here but sheis loading through there. So once again, not a good source of power production or forceproduction. We want to go load through there. So real quick: Morgan, once again start tall.She is going to load into a nice solid stable base. So now she is ready, she is loaded throughthe hips and she is ready to get up in the air. Go ahead and relax Morgan. So a lot oftimes, we see athletes have a hard time loading properly and they have already lost heightand power from their jump. Just from simply

how they are loading improperly. OK, so nowwe have gotten that down and Morgan is able to load properly. So go ahead and load properly.She is down and she is ready to jump. So once she has this down, now we are going to workon her ability to reaccelerate up. So she is loaded, she is stable, she is ready toproduce force, now go ahead and jump up into the air. Because of that stable position,because of that good posture and good kinetic chain of alignment throughout her body thatwe are looking at here, she is able to get up into the air quickly, aggressively andwith power. Righté Because that is what we need her to do. Once she is stable, then getup quick. Go ahead and do another one real

quick Morgan. As she reaccelerates, it isour chance now to basically work on her hip extension and triple extension through thebody but primarily here. Her jumping production comes from here once again. So it is flexedand then go ahead and reach, jump up in the air extended, that is where that power comefrom. And that is going to add inches onto that vertical height. So we worked on herability to go ahead and load her hips. We worked on her ability to reaccelerate andget up into the air quickly, and bring her hips through. But now we have to put it alltogether, righté Because when she does her vertical jump on her test, she starts tall,she loads and gets up into the air. So go

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