By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Preston Greene is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the University of Florida basketball team. The Gators have made it to the Elite 8 in every season since he joined the staff. Watch and learn the keys to the “Romanian Dead Lift.” This weight training exercise builds the posterior chain which plays a large role in your vertical jump.
Romanian Dead Lift
Athlete Movements: The player should keep his knees slightly bent and his back arched. He bends over as much as he can while keeping the bar in contact with the lower extremities on the way down. Movement should only occur at the hip joint. Once the knees are slightly bent they shouldn’t move on the way down. The athlete then comes back up to the starting position.
This exercise should be done in progression before performing a Full Power Clean and Power Snatch.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Preston Greene is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the University of Florida Men’s Basketball team. In the clip below, he shows you a series of plyometric drills that use a medicine ball. Plyometric drills are good because they allow the body to mimic the movements that occur during vertical jumps.
Athlete Movements: The drills feature forward, backward and lateral jumps.
Teaching Points: Coach Greene states that it is important to train for strength in the weight room before doing these drills.
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the University of Florida, Preston Greene, shows you the proper technique for the Back Squat. It uses all the fibers of the lower extremities and posterior chain, the parts of the body that are used when jumping.
Athlete Movements: Going all the way down on the squat is very important in increasing vertical jump because it makes sure that all the necessary muscles are being used.
Teaching Points: This exercise works best with a higher number of sets and lower number of repetitions.