Saturday, 22 March 2014

Building those legs

We want to develop good power in the legs as this essential in martial arts from kicking to footwork to hip drive.  Using plyometric movements will supercharge this for you.  Plyo movements will lead to enhanced performance.  You can do them in many different ways, both cheaply and effectively.  Think about using a trampette, a skipping rope, jump squats or box jumps.  Build this into your routine along with your back and front weighted squats and you will be on the right track.  Remember don’t get carried away with how high you need to be able to jump.  Most of the stuff on you tube is great for the circus but it doesn’t necessarily translate into what we need. A box around 30 inches will suffice for most.  

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