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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!

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!


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