💢🐸💢Reactive Jumping Knee Tucks using my @vertimax
Raptor🦖, the hip flexor attachments, and @eggweights
. This drill is great for training ground reaction time, by getting up off the ground as quickly as possible from one jump to the next. This is a key componemt in agility and quickness. The position of the posteriorly loaded resistance, and the location of the knee harnesses create functional resistance into hip flexion. The knee attachments also assist the jumping knee tuck movement by accelerating the legs downward into the ground after each jumps' apex, as the legs begin to extend.
This is a as much of a great drill for athletic training, as it is a practical drill too. It is very metabolic when done in rapid succession, or for maximum effort. These jumps also requires a lot of core and hip flexor activation. When this movement is performed properly, it can serve as a very functional pattern to strengthen the musculature of the ankles and feet. These jumps also prep the neural pathways of the ankle, knee and hip joints to work together during sudden reflexive movements like jumping, cutting, changing leverage, or changing direction.
Quick drills like these jumps, along with others like agility ladder, agility cones, and jump rope require dynamic stabalization throughout the kinetic chain, as well as constant shortening, and lengthening contractions. This helps with blood flow, and as I previously mentioned opens neural pathways. Allowing our body to feel warmed up, and prepared for whatever is to come next.
Try these jumps as a set by themselves, or use them before a heavy lift like a squat or deadlift, to assist the body in correctly managing the load.
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