Step Ups – Weight Lifting

Step ups done with around body weight on to a 15 cm high step. This is a good single leg exercise for jumpers. The low box is closer to the angle of knee flexion used in jumping than a large box. This helps event specific power co-ordination. The transfer of weight between feet must be as fast as possible with a high pic up and knee lift. A high and full, fast hip extension is essential. 3 sets of 8 – 10 reps per leg followed by plyometric box jumps between sets for max height will maintain muscle speed.

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About Simon Hunt

As a professional for over 15 years with a strong academic background, Simon has developed dynamic style of personal training. Effective, functional training routines, tailored towards your personal health and fitness goals are what he loves to work towards. This style of training is based around a wealth of experience that includes, working with numerous World and Olympic athletes, developing Norwegian sport champions, preventing heart problems and other diseases through exercise as a medicine, as well as countless private clients. www.sihunt.wordpress,com As professional athlete and personal trainer, i have over 24 years experience in athletics where my expertise lie in the jump events and sprints. I also have knowledge of basketball and gymnastics. I have 15 years experience working as personal trainer 6 of which as an exercise physiologist training heart patients, ranging from angina to transplant, as well as many other specialised conditions i.e. diabetics etc.
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