Broad Jumps – 7 (best of 254cm)
A1 Penultimate Acceleration – 2 x 5
A2 Mechanics Primer – 2 x 4
2 step jumps – 10, LR = 70cm
Copenhagen Plank – 2 x 40 secs
Kneeling Hip Flexor Raise – 3 x 30 secs
Repeated my broad jump best, felt slightly better this week than last. Measured the rim at 9’5, 287cm, so could work out my vert at about 70cm based on how high above it I could touch. I started this session at 9.30am because I was worried the court would be busy in the afternoon but based on my sprint session on Fridays it could be free. Next week I’ll do an afternoon session as my jumps are generally better at that time of day.
My adductor is bothering me so I added in Copenhagen plank, and I also saw a few posts about hip flexors for jumping so I added in a leg raise that can replace Kadour Ziani’s leg lifts.
Seated Box Jumps – 3 x 5
Split Jumps – 3 x 5 per side
SL Line Hops – 3 x 20 secs per leg of Fwd/Bwd and Lateral
This workout is surprisingly tiring because on paper it seems so simple.
Flying Runs – 6 x 25m (2.97,2.84,2.94,2.94,2.84,2.84)
Shock Jumps – 3 x 5 x 100cm
Reverse Nordics (band assist) – 3 x 12
Dominik Sky Beginner Abs – 2 circuits
I didn’t have my stopwatch last week but had it this time. When I sprinted at Uni I could probably do 2.65, and 0.2 seconds over 25m is quite a lot. Still, I was pleased with the sequence and optimistic I can improve next week. My legs were quite sore and I wanted to reduce the volume even further, so I removed one set of shock jumps and 3 reps off the reverse nordics. I increased the ab work and this was a decent level of difficulty.
No stretching or soft tissue
It seems so weird to take a break from recovery, but my legs feel quite fatigued and I just want to leave them alone for 72 hours rather than eliciting further soreness through massage. I also want to let my adductor heal a bit and my stretching can sometimes aggravate it.
Here are my flying runs from Friday, if you aren’t aware a flying run is going full speed between a set of cones but not accelerating flat out to reach top speed. My impression is that if you want to do an exercise with short ground contact time then this is what you choose, as accelerating tends to be longer contacts and very tiring. Daniel Back had the same idea when he wrote Jump Science 2.0, as that includes flying runs.