Static Hip Flexor Stretch – Normally, we’re just not big on fixed stretches, specifically before performing explosive exercises.

This stretch is a major exception. Try this. Perform a vertical jump and record the height. After that, static stretch out your hip flexors – 2 sets of 30 seconds each leg. Really stretching them! Stretch out as though you’re attempting to rip that hip flexor away from the bone, baby! Don’t just go through the actions! Finally jump again. Chances are you’ll leap ½” – 2” higher, by only static stretching the hip flexors. How can this be, you say? We’ll inform you. You see, the majority of players have super-tight hip flexors. Whenever you jump, tight hip flexors create a lots of friction, stopping you from completely stretching from the hip, as well as reaching as high as you can. Simply by static stretching them right before you leap, you not only stretch them out, but will also “put them to sleep” do to the lengthy, slow stretch. This makes less friction inside of the hip as you jump. This translates into higher jumps. You’re going to be amazed at how good this will work. (Furthermore, the hip flexors would be the only muscle groups you’d ever need to static stretch just before jumping.) It’s also a wise idea for players to go into the habit of stretching their hip flexors everyday, not only before jumping. It will help to extend your stride length when you run, and additionally reduce hamstring muscle pulls and low-back soreness.
Reverse Hyperextensions – The reverse hyperextension unit was made well known in our nation through powerlifting guru Louie Simmons connected with Westside Barbell found in Columbus, Ohio. He has the patent for the original reverse hyper design. There’s at least one at nearly all fitness centers and it’s also probably the most often used units found in most fitness centers. Why, you ask? Mainly because the thing works! We don’t know of any kind of other types of equipment that works natural hip extension in this sort of synchronized way – reaching the hamstrings, glutes, and spinal erectors all over the course of just one rep. In addition, it works as traction to the lower back during dropping of the free weight. The bottom line is you’d like to run fast and jump higher, then you really should have one of these in your exercise room and be making use of it.
Snatch Grip Deadlifts – This specific activity is basically a normal deadlift, yet you make use of a “snatch” hold. By using this broader hold, you ought to get deeper “in the hole” when lowering the weight to the floor, thus further employing the posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes along with low back). Snatch grasp deads tend to be ungodly in their potential to improve the posterior chain and is definitely an incredible cornerstone work out to be utilized whenever training for the vertical jump. This specific exercise will certainly put slabs of lean muscle on your glutes, hamstrings, spinal erectors, forearms in addition to upper back. The only problem utilizing this type of exercise is it can make sitting on the toilet pretty difficult the day just after performing it.

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