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Training Tips Done Right with D1: Plyometric Jump

Author: D1 Training

Have you ever wondered how athletes find the explosive power to perform a plyometric jump vertically, forward, or to the side? Turns out there is a method to the madness. Coach Beau from D1 Training West Nola walks us through the steps of performing an awesome plyometric jump.

Read through all steps and watch the video before attempting to complete this series of exercises. If working with a coach, you’ll be guided by their whistle, otherwise you can move through the motions on your own.

  1. Set up the move: Start from a standing, athletic position, feet shoulder width apart.
  2. Raise your arms straight above your head with a slight bend in your elbow, extend your hips.
  3. On the coach’s first whistle, or on your own, snap down to a power position FAST and then freeze, your elbows should be behind you and remain slightly bent with hands back clearing your hips, and you should be slightly bent forward.
  4. From there, on the coach’s second whistle or on your own, use the momentum from moving your arms forward and up, to help raise your body vertically into the air, or in whichever direction you are jumping.
  5. Stick the landing on soft knees and back down to the power position.

Plyometrics can help with power, speed, and agility, or a quick change of direction. Regular practice of plyometrics may yield results as quickly as a couple of weeks.

Training safely, efficiently, and for maximum desired results are all part of the D1 Difference. D1 Training is The Place for the Athlete®, ideal for anyone at any level who has a fitness goal. D1 facilities are known for their world-class coaching team, training tips, and 5 Star Training Program.