Reply To: Vert Shock (May 2018)

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Fraser_9to5
Keymaster

WEEK 5

4 June

Lateral High Jumps – 3 x 20
Depth Jump – 3 x 8
SL Box Jump – 2 x 8
Seated Box Jump – 3 x 8

6 June

Re-test Vert – 61cm (24in)
Uphill Sprints – 4 x 20m
Uphill Squat Jumps – 3 x 15
Clap Pushups – 2 x 10
V-Situps – 3 x 15
Plate Twists – 3 x 30 secs x 5kg

7 June

3 Way Planks – 3 x 90 secs
Side Crunches – 3 x 20 per side
Lying Leg Raises – 3 x 15
Prone Hyper-extension – 3 x 10

8 June

Around The Square – 3 x 4
Tuck Jumps – 2 x 12
Speed Skaters – 3 x 30
180 Squat Jumps – 3 x 10
Split Jumps – 3 x 12

I have TWO rest days coming up…

This week was fine, I did lots of soft tissue work on the Tuesday and probably wasn’t back to normal for the re-test, but 24 inches is good. I think by Monday i’ll feel great and the idea of low training load next week as well seems ideal. I think the Jump Manual is something i’ll look into afterwards, I also want to work on my running jump off two legs. I don’t play basketball so the height gains would include me learning the technique of a running jump regardless of what program i’m following. I’ll do technique work independently and perhaps do Jump Manual in Sept/Oct time.

I don’t miss weights, this is probably the longest I’ve gone without lifting a weight since I started 16 years ago. Being able to sprint helps, but the fact i’m doing more functional exercises rather than the raw lift-something-heavy-and-put-it-down-again has been really enjoyable.