Reply To: Vert Code Elite (Feb 2020)

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Fraser_9to5
Keymaster

22 Oct

Around The Square – 3 x 4
Tuck Jumps – 2 x 10
Speed Skaters – 2 x 15 per side
180 Squat Jumps – 3 x 10
Lunge Jumps – 3 x 12

23 Oct

Lateral High Jumps – 3 x 20
Single Leg Box Jumps – 2 x 8
Seated Jumps – 3 x 8

25 Oct

Grass Sprints – 4 x 20m
Broad Jumps -3 x 15

26 Oct

Foam Roll + 11 stretches
A1 Deadbug Rocker – 3 x 8
A2 Mini Band Ankle Turn – 3 x 25
Toe Raises – 3 x 8 x 3 secs
SL ball of foot turn – 3 x 6

28 Oct

Vert Test – 25 jumps, best of 73cm/28.75″

I managed the same height as last week despite feeling much fresher, which was frustrating. I don’t know if I spent too long ramping up from a 68cm target as I’ve previously found that my first 3-5 jumps are best.

I want to give it one more attempt so I’ll do slightly less volume and test again.

30 Oct

Around The Square – 3 x 4
Tuck Jumps – 2 x 10
Speed Skaters – 2 x 15 per side
180 Squat Jumps – 3 x 10
Lunge Jumps – 3 x 12

31 Oct

Lateral High Jumps – 3 x 20
Single Leg Box Jumps – 2 x 8
Seated Jumps – 3 x 8

4 Nov

Vert Test – 15 jumps, best of ??

This was a car crash. The last two weeks I started at 68cm (I blu tack a target on the rim at the right height) and worked up, this time I thought I’d “open” at 70cm. Never touched it. I don’t know what happened between now and last week but I was just aimlessly flapping and not getting good height at all. I finished early because if I struggled so much at 70cm it was very unlikely I was going to beat 74cm.

A little depressing to end on a low, I’m happier with my decision to not go on with phase 9 and to instead focus on technique.

My Achilles troubled me a few months ago and I never gave it an extended period to heal so I’ll probably take 4-6 weeks with no plyometrics and then start from scratch. I had success with Phases 1-4 so there’s no reason I can’t repeat those and modify where I want.