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Continuous Hurdle Hops

Posted by The Edge Fitness Clubs on April 15, 2022

Plyometrics, also known as jump training, are exercises meant to increase power and explosiveness by exerting maximum force in short intervals of time. The combination of stretching and contracting the muscles at a high pace is an intense, high-impact movement. Doing these exercises on a regular basis can increase your strength, muscle control, balance, kicking, jumping, speed, and even bone density.

The hurdle jump is a fantastic way to work on your jumping and landing skills and prepare yourself for higher-level plyometric exercises. *Note that plyometrics are so high impact, even advanced trainers should only train in plyometrics a maximum of 3 times a week – on nonconsecutive days.

 

HOW TO:

✔️ Jump over the hurdle with high knees using a double arm swing.

✔️ Land softly with control and absorb the impact with your muscles,  keep the legs extremely active at all times.

✔️ Jump again over the next hurdle.

It is important to control the ability to absorb force in the landing phase before moving to the next jump.

 

Watch the video below for a demonstration from one of our personal trainers!

HubSpot Video