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.
Vert Shock Review Results The TRUTH on This Program
What's up everybody, Phill here, I'm goingto be talking to you about the Vert Shock jump system created by Adam Folker and Justin JusFly. But Before I start talking about that I'll just give you a little introduction aboutmyself. Like I said my name is Phil, 27 years old, living in Manchester England, alwaysbeen a huge basketball fan and always loved playing it as a kid. I was good at certainthing like 3 point shooting and I've always been good at handling the ball but at 6'2quot;I've never been the tallest guy on the basketball court, getting blocked and rebounds, makinga dunk, that kind of thing I've never been a faulty of mine. I'm also not the most agileguy in the world so I've always been wanting
to improve my dunk, it's been a goal of minesince day 1. Of course it's one of the most important abilitieson the basketball court if you want to be the best.In the past I've tried BeachBody workouts, heavy leg workouts, box jumps, I even triedthe strength shoes but nothing has worked for me significantly well.I did get some improvement, maybe 5 or 6 inches improvement on my vertical jump but the resultsnever stuck, they all seem to disappear as soon as I changed my training regime again.So I got a little bit frustrated and put the idea in the back of my head and started focusingon my good points again, which was of course
my 3 point shoot, but you can't be a one trickpony as you all know on the basketball court. The older I got the more the idea seemed tobe slipping away from me that I'd actually be able to have a dunk, and then a friendemailed me about 6 months ago and told me about this system that promises to improveyour vertical within 9 to 15 inches within 8 weeks. And yet, I was the same when I firstheard it, I was like hmmm. not going to buy into this hype because you hear aboutthese fads all the time. Until I found out who's name was on the frontof it which was Justin Jus Fly. If you don't know who this man is then you need to checkhim out on Google, he's a vertical jump freak,
he's a slam dunking freak, I only mean thatin a good way of course. This guy is incredible, talented and gifted. He makes it look so easy.He's won some of the biggest dunking competitions in the past year including that Lebron Jameswith Nike just dunk it. The other guy is Adam Folker, he was a formerdivision 1 player, turned basketball pro. They basically came up with the system togetherthat can work for anybody to improve their vertical jump and the system works, it's advancedformulas and methods and everything. They really have helped me.It's an 8 week program, you don't have to stick to the 8 weeks but when I started doingit I couldn't compare this to any other thing
that I tried before in the past. It's I wouldn'tsay abstract, but completely different to anything you would have done before and Ithink that's why it works so well because it shocks the system and the body so much.The 8 week program has 3 phases, you start with the PreShock phase which is basicallyyour warm up to all and getting your body ready for the hard work ahead. This is likea preconditioning. Then you've got the Shock which is the secondphase and this is really where the hard work comes in to it, this is really where you haveto step things up again and this is where I made most of my gains and where most ofthe magic happened for me.
Then you've got the PostShock phase. So that'sPreShock phase, Shock phase and PostShock phase. The PostShock phase is where you solidifyeverything, all of your gains, and where you make it stick so it becomes second nature.I managed to get in 10 inches on my vertical within 8 weeks of this, I know it's crazy,but I've carried on doing it for longer cause you don't just have to do the 8 week. I feelthe longer you do it the better results you're going to get and I don't want to stop untilI reach 40 inch vertical altogether and I believe with this system I could do it.But don't be fooled, it does take some work, well in fact a lot of work but I found thesessions and everything, the help from Adam
Knee Pain With Exercise SURPRISING CAUSE and HOW TO FIX IT
What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.COM. Let's talk today about knee pain. If you've been lifting for any length of time,likely you've had some sort of knee pain or might have knee pain in the future if you'renot doing the right things. Guys, knee pain can debilitate your leg workouts.I know. I've suffered from it, and I know what it can do to your legs when you're tryingto squat and especially squat heavy. So, what I want to do today is first of allcover a couple of the reasons what might be causing your knee pain
because that's going to be important to understandthe difference, and then show you one that I think is really common especially for guysthat train and lift weights. So, if we look here, we've got our boy Raymond,and we've got our skeleton, so what you'll see is that in the knee we've got a lot ofdifferent sources of pain. Now you guys have probably heard about ACLpain and MCL pain and LCL, right. Well we're talking about tears really because those are ligaments that get injuredsports most often. The ACL and PCL are inside the knee.
The LCL and MCL are going to be on the insideand outside of the knee, and basically, that's just one source of injury but we've also gotosteoarthritic changes that can happen where you actually get degenerative changeson the bone, the bone on bone area, or on the underside of the patella here that grindsup against the femur. We could talk about that in a second. We alsohave meniscus issues. Guys talk about that. It's the cushion between the two bones here,the tibia and the femur, that gives us that space between the jointthat can wear down or tear. But I find that the most common injury that we get when wetrain,
our inflammatory conditions from overuse ofthe patellar tendon. So, the patellar tendon, this is what you're seeing right here,ok. And what it does is, it runs over the patella,here it holds it in place, and you can get inflammation of this a lot of times causingpatellofemoral issues, we've heard that before, and it impacts thetracking of the patella when your knee goes into flexion extension. So, as we flex the knee and extend the knee,you want normal mechanics of the patella so you get this glide.
And it glides right in this groove right here.You can see that it's supposed to glide right in this groove. But what will happen is, it starts to getout of position. Well, guess whaté This isn't a knee issue. I've talked about this before,this is not a knee issue. The knee is a train, and this is its track.Here, and here. So guess what happens when the track gets twistedé The knee in the train goes flying off thetrack. So, when you start looking and focusing all your efforts on the knee pain and tryingto, you know, cure the patellofemoral issues,
or try to cure your patellar tendonitis, andyou're not paying any attention to the track, you're way off track. So, what you want to do is, you want to startlooking for the source and the cause of your knee pain because most often, 99 percent ofthe time, the source of that is going to be somewhereelse. And when we look at this, it's either going to be the track at the bottom, whichis going to be controlled by your ankle and foot, or, the track at the top which is going tobe caused by, or controlled by the muscles