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Lower Body Lifts to Create Strength for Your Horizontal Jumpers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, December 20, 2013

Many are familiar with lower body lifts such as the deep squat, lunge walk, and squat jump but it is easy to forget the reasons for doing each drill. Former Olympic jump coach, Irving Schexnayder, explains in-depth what he calls the lower body “full range of motion” exercises.

Lower Body Lifts

This sequence would benefit the track coach seeking to maximize their weight room time as well as any coach looking to develop power in their athletes.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Speed and Power Drills for the Horizontal Jumps. Discover other great Long Jump and Triple Jump videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!




Medicine Ball Routine to Develop Your Hurdlers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, December 20, 2013

Clemson University Director of Track & Field, Lawrence Johnson, shows us a great block start drill using a medicine ball and a section of high jump mat. The athletes perform a double leg two-handed squat throw onto the high jump mat, simulating the explosive takeoff of a block start.

Medicine Ball Routine

Several athletes are shown performing the drill and many coaching points are given.  This is a great drill to isolate one of the basic power movements of the block start.  Use this drill prior to outdoor practice or as a station in a med ball circuit during the general fitness phase of the season.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “Building an Explosive Hurdler.” Discover other great Hurdles videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!




Learn to Sprint the Jamaican Way and Lower Your Times!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, November 22, 2013

Jamaican National Track & Field Team Head Coach, Maurice Wilson, provides you with insight on a couple of plyometric exercises. These drills will improve your sprinter’s coordination and balance.

Stability Strength Exercises

Avoid turning your body and always stay on the ball of your feet.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “Sprint Training the Jamaican Way.” Discover other great Sprint videos in our large Track & Field collection!




Achieve Longer Distances on Your Horizontal Jumps!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, November 22, 2013

Former jump coach for the USA Track & Field team, Irving Schexnayder, gives many coaching points that allow the athlete to perform a routine that provides resistance training specific to the horizontal jumps. The Orion Routine also has an added benefit of developing core strength.

The Orion Routine

The premise of the routine is a series of weighted throwing drills using an indoor shot put. The actual object and weight could vary based on the developmental level of the athlete. The difference maker is that the drills are completed by the athlete in a staggered stance similar to the penultimate takeoff position of the horizontal jumps.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “Speed and Power Drills for the Horizontal Jumps.” Discover other great Long Jump and Triple Jump videos in our large Track & Field collection!




Two Great Drills to Improve Your High Jumpers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, November 22, 2013

Gain two more drills to add to your practice routine with this helpful clip featuring Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame member, Mike Garcia. The Wall Drill will work on your athletes’ ability to bring their arms straight up while the Circle Drill will create a good rhythm in their running.

Wall Drill and Circle Drill

Both these drills are geared toward intermediate to advance high jumpers.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “High School Coach’s Blueprint for Success: High Jump.” Discover other great High Jump videos in our large Track & Field collection!




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