Trainers & Coaches
Ballistic Strength: Adding Velocity to Muscle
Among all the ingredients for performance, nothing sharpens the blade like adding velocity and acceleration.
Strength Training for Yogis: Jump to Build Easy Power
Practicing jumping outside of yoga will make the small jumps in your yoga practice lighter and easier.
No More Box Jumps: Smart Strength With Charles Staley
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
What Julie Foucher's Training Says About Her Achilles Injury
It wasn't about the box jumps - Foucher's injury comes from a lack of preparation
What Are Plyometrics? How the Pros Use Plyos
Plyometrics can enhance explosiveness, power, and body control. Here's how to maximize effectiveness and safety.
Video: Ben Musholt - 5 Plyo Box Jump Variations
In this video, Ben demonstrates five different box jump variations for you to try, along with two upper body exercises on the box.
The Role of Leg Strength in Plyometrics
A new study suggests leg strength carries over into plyometrics, particularly while doing drop jumps. Female rugby players could also sustain their jumps for a longer period of time.
10 Videos on Mobility, Therapy, and Performing Movements Properly by Dave Ayres
By his own admission, CrossFit coach Dave Ayres was not born with natural ability. This is why he finds himself always learning. Here Dave shares his learnings with you through ten of his best videos.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Parkour Plyometrics: 3 Drills to Develop Explosive Leg Strength
Working to develop explosive leg strength is the most surefire way to increase your jumping ability. Here are three skills derived from parkour that are also great for building explosive leg strength:
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 85
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit, Thanksgiving, the rebound box jump and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Is the Rebound Box Jump Suitable for Everyone?
Box jumps are a fascinating movement that can be an incredible display of athletic ability, but the rebound jump is a movement that should not be taken lightly.
Video: Box Jump Therapy
You may be jumping on boxes, but are you doing it properly and safely? Let's break down this movement so you can become efficient and more powerful at it.
Proper Plyometrics: How to Box Jump, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump Correctly
Some coaches don't use plyometrics, for fear they may be dangerous or to hard to teach. Done properly plyometrics can be the tool that makes the difference between average and great.
The Top 10 Worst Training Exercises
As a coach I see a lot of crazy things going on in the gym. These ten, though, have got to be the ten worst movements. I'll explain why they are bad ideas and the alternatives you could do instead.
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