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Increase Jumping Power
« on: August 02, 2006, 07:33:18 AM »
Has anybody heard of Ployometrics? I used to do a lot when I was on my schools track team and it helped me immensley when it came to long jump and high jump. I still try to do a plyometric workout about once a week. Look into it if you think it might help.
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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 04:06:48 PM »
If you check out the front page of the site, you'll see that I'm trying to develop a good plyometric program for Traceurs (amongst many others).

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 06:14:06 PM »
That sounds cool gear, sure does.   :) Can't wait to see what you think of. I'm not 18 but that would have been great to help out with sorry.  :P ;)
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 10:43:57 AM »
Yeah, it was mostly due to the fact that I'd need people to sign waivers and non-disclosure agreements and verifying parent's consent over the internet is pretty much impossible :p

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2006, 03:52:01 PM »
Why do you need a liability release for someone training on their own?
I am new to this site but have been crossfitting for 2.5 months now and am interested in improving my jumping abilities and establishing a good base for parkour.
If you are not willing to tell everyone about your new program until tested, well I can understand your need for privacy if you were going to register your intellectual designs.  However, as a sharing community, I would be happy to hear anyone's ideas on improving jumping abilities.
My first thoughts are practicing box jumps and long jumps on a regular basis along with some of the explosive oly lifts and thrusters with a good jump.
I even thought about purchasing a weight vest, although costly.
Anyone else have some thought provoking ideas?

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2006, 04:59:13 PM »
What about a leg press machine, it's like jumping under increased gravity. And don't forget about squats. I've also been experimenting with leg extentions, since I've heard your quads are the main muscles used in jumping.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2006, 05:58:30 PM by Kiba »
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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2006, 05:44:15 PM »
i also was going to buy a weight vest but then i realized its just sand in a backpack. so thats what i use.
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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006, 12:37:32 PM »
The Naked Warrior by Pavel Ttatsouline, AWESOME book. 
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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006, 01:46:18 PM »
I have the book and have read it and it is about tension tecniques for two exercises - pistol and one arm pushup. 
I don't see how to apply this book to jumping.
What did you get out of the book that I didn't that will help with jumping?

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006, 02:27:00 PM »
Pshhh.. C'mon I wanna train! lol Where you guys be!

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2006, 02:53:20 PM »
I have the book and have read it and it is about tension tecniques for two exercises - pistol and one arm pushup. 
I don't see how to apply this book to jumping.
What did you get out of the book that I didn't that will help with jumping?

The pistol is like the best leg workout you can get, I'm pretty sure that applies to jumping big time :P

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2006, 03:27:57 PM »
Duh, how did I miss that point?  You are spot on with that.
Ok, I know I need to start doing the pistols again, stopped because they were so awefull form.
Do you do pistols slow or explosive jump?

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2006, 04:49:54 PM »
Well, if you go to Fitness--> Excercise Descriptions --> Pistols... there should be a video of Gear doing them. You can use that as your reference.  (You need to install DivX)

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2006, 05:46:51 PM »
Pistols :D


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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2006, 07:21:07 PM »
Pistols are great, I can only do 9 or so.

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2006, 04:14:37 PM »
Kiba, contrary to popular belief, your quads are actually a very small aspect of overall jumping ability. More important is the strength of your glutes and hamstrings. That's why exercises such as Cleans, Snatches, Deadlifts and Full ROM squats are great.

Check this:  http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1252380

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2006, 08:04:38 AM »
Weighted lunges are great for working those muscles. Only downside is it makes it painful to sit down the day after you do them.  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2006, 09:48:28 PM »
ahh, freakin...pistols standing on a medicine ball.  most sadistic martial arts instructor ever. 

oh, and falling=pushups.

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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2006, 11:20:08 AM »
ahh, freakin...pistols standing on a medicine ball.  most sadistic martial arts instructor ever. 

oh, and falling=pushups.

that sounds ridicuously hard. but what a good way to learn not to fall
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Re: Increase Jumping Power
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2006, 07:17:16 AM »
I have not finished the program but I have heared good reviews on Air Alert III.  It is kind of hardcore but hey what isn't?

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