​FITNESS FUNK – Broad Jumps

​FITNESS FUNK – Broad Jumps

Definition 

Plyometrics, also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength).

Broad Jumps 

Broad jumps, also known as standing long jumps, are a bounding exercise used by Sports Coaches not only to build leg strength in their athletes but also to test leg strength and explosive power.

Explosive Strength

The biggest benefit of broad jump training for athletes is that it improves the reaction of fast-twitch muscle fibers throughout the body. Like other plyometric exercises, effective broad jumps require your leg and core muscles to contract very quickly so you can generate maximal force with each leap. 

Power-Up

Add broad jumping to your training routine 2-3 times per week, and you can significantly improve your sprinting and jumping performance. Imagine being able to bomb down a hot trail or sprint uphill like a Pro!

Crunch Time 

Before you start, find a flight of stairs or as you can see HERE, I chose a sturdy park bench for my standing jump. It’s an exhilarating and fun exercise which will add extra spring to your step. For safety, make sure the landing platform is immovable and it will be able to take your weight. Another tip is to land as softly as possible which will help you minimise injuries to your knee ligaments and joints the next time you are blazing the trails.

About The Author

Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATESGus Rider for CYCLING NEWSGus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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