Three Best Plyometric Exercises for Explosive Athletes
Athletes with explosive strength & power develop these techniques by teaching the body to produce large maximal force in a small amount of time. The athlete must train both maximal strength and speed strength in a manner which allows for optimal rest, recovery, and adaptation processes to occur.
Med Ball Chest Pass
In football, one-tenth of a second is about three feet of space between you and either turning the corner or tackling your opponent. First-step quickness makes the difference between being on the field or on the bench. The key is thinking not "quick first step," but "powerful first push."
- Use a small med ball to start and move up. You want fast, not heavy.
- Get into a split stance.
- Keeping your body in position, drive your front foot into the ground and press the ball straight out to the wall.
- Look for a 45-degree shin angle on your front leg.
- Repeat on both legs for desired reps
Whether you want to run a faster 40, improve your vertical leap or be a fierce hitter, you need power i your hips and instant power to get your body going. Box Jumps allow you to create tremendous force while limiting your impact with the ground.
All football players want/need quick, powerful movements. Hurdles with a long jump teaches you to quickly generate force and end with an explosive finish. This one simulates coming up and tackling through a ball carrier or running over a tackler.
If wanting something other than regular box jumps, try the Vertimax for a dynamic workout of explosiveness, speed and height jumps. Many coaches, athletes and trainers use and trust the Vertimax to improve their athletes in every aspect & sport. Having a 30 foot extended range the Vertimax enables athletes to adapt to a specific athletic training focus.
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