Leg Training for Jumpers and Athletes

This is a quality leg workout for everyone, especially high jumpers and power athletes. It is a very good cardiovascular workout, as well as improving ankle and hip stability due to the uneven surface. Doing this on a large high jump or pole vault bed reduces stress and impact on the joints, and gives some soft resistance. This was filmed after training all day in Gran Canaria over the easter holiday 2010 with Lørenskog Athletics club from Oslo. I originally did this work out back in 2004 with my coach then Fuzz Ahmed and training partner Luke Crawley.

Lunges x 10, Jump Lunges x 10, Bunny Jumps x 6 = 1 set
3 sets 2min rest between sets

Music: Day`n`Night (Widdler´s Dubstep Remix)


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 www.youtube.com/user/SiHunt 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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6 Responses to Leg Training for Jumpers and Athletes

  1. Daniel says:

    Strange exercises, a sort of tsherbakis with hits for the knees and hip. Useful?


  2. jump program says:

    I’ve been playing volleyball for two years now and doing plyometrics as part of my trainings really helps for jumping higher. I did explosive workouts like box jump and squat jump as well as jump lunges. Doing these exercises needs a lot of caution to avoid accidents or injury.


    • sihunt.co.uk@googlemail.com says:

      Hey thanks for the comment. Hope the info is useful for you. You are right about caution, I recommend plenty of rest periods during plyometrics and a good coach to keep technique @ 100 %. Also a 6 – 8 week rest after serious depth jumping and hard rebounding, giving the muscles and bones time to adapt and recover before performance sessions. Good luck & kind regards, Simon Hunt


  3. Brian says:

    Hey Si,
    sorry to get back so late, but you prescribed that i do this workout during conditioning on youtube. I’ve already entered into indoor competition, but i’m definitely going to do this workout at the begging of outdoor. I’ll let you know how it works out! and I really like all of your videos, theyre very helpful.



  4. jump program says:

    Nice guys. You helped me with my leg trainings. My idea for jumping higher workouts widen. Thanks for this blogs.


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