Monday, January 28, 2013
This stretch is really a major exception. Do this. Perform a vertical leap and document the height. And then, static stretch your hip flexors -- two sets of half a minute each leg. Truly stretch them! Stretch out almost like you’re trying to rip that hip flexor off of the bone, baby! Don’t just simply go through the motions! Finally jump once again. It's likely that you’ll jump ½” - 2” higher, by merely static stretching the hip flexors. Why is this, you say? We’ll inform you. The thing is, most athletes have super-tight hip flexors. When you jump, tight hip flexors create a lot of scrubbing, preventing a person from completely extending at the hip, as well as reaching as high as you are able to. By static stretching them directly before you leap, you not only stretch them out, but also “put them to sleep” do to the long, slow stretch. This leads to less friction inside of the hip while you jump. This leads to higher jumps. You will be surprised by how good this works. (In addition, the hip flexors would be the only muscles you'd ever need to static stretch just before jumping.) It is additionally a great idea for players to go into the practice of stretching their hip flexors everyday, not just prior to jumping. This helps to extend your stride length when you run, and in addition reduce hamstring pulls and low-back discomfort.
Reverse Hyperextensions - The reverse hyperextension machine was made famous throughout this nation through powerlifting guru Louie Simmons with Westside Barbell found in Columbus, Ohio. He has got a patent for the original reverse hyper unit. There is at least one at nearly all gyms and it's also quite possibly the most often utilized pieces of equipment in most gyms. Why is this, you may ask? Due to the fact the product works! We don’t know of virtually any other types of equipment which will work genuine hip extension in this kind of synchronized way - affecting the hamstrings, glutes, and spinal erectors all during the course of one repetition. In addition, it will work like traction for the lower back throughout the lowering of the free weight. The end result is that if you really want to run fast and leap high, you really really should have one of them in your work out center and also be utilising it.
Trap Bar Deadlifts, off a 4” box - Trap bars are diamond-shaped bars that allow you complete deadlifts and shrugs simply by located inside the bar, instead of keeping the bar in front of you. This places less strain on your low back/spine. Lots of players feel a lot more comfortable making use of these types of bars compared with straight bars while deadlifting. For that reason, we really feel they are a fantastic resource for many players - old and young. We have gotten a number of players that swore they'd never deadlift ever again, to start deadlifting because of the trap bar. One thing we really like to due is have our athletes trap bar lift when standing on a 4” box. Again, by expanding the range of motion, the hamstrings are further activated. This can really boost a person's running and jumping ability. An individual can utilize various box heights, yet we’ve discovered 4 in to be ideal for maximizing your flexibility even while not producing a break down in the athlete’s form.