Archives for jumps

Rudiment Hops

Before actual triple jump work is accomplished, a period of time is spent developing general work capacities; rudiment hops is a valued part of this.  It is here where coaches have an awesome opportunity to teach the how’s and why’s of the jump events from its foundation.    Early in the preseason, I begin with…

Summer Training Ideas for Sprints, Hurdles & Jumps Part II

Summer Training Ideas for Sprints & Hurdles & Jumps Part II “Summer, summer, summertime… Time to sit back and unwind” Related Article: Summer Training Ideas for Sprints, Hurdles & Jumps Part I A longer season is a successful season… Each championship meet your athletes attend has the potential to be a qualifier for the next. Some…

Plyometric / Bounding Drill Progressions

  The use of plyometrics / bounding is fundamental to the training programs for jumpers and sprinters.  Using them constructively and through periodization (seasonal and organized phases) will enhance performance and reduce the risks of injury. From basic through advanced training, novice to elite athletes can progress (using plyo’s) in any event requiring speed and…