Getting stronger is only one part of the equation for becoming a more explosive athlete.
Many athletes misunderstand that STRENGTH WILL NOT NECESSARILY MAKE YOU FASTER.
HOW MUSCLES BECOME EXPLOSIVE
When you move your muscle, an electrical stimulus is sent by your brain to the necessary muscle fibers.
This is called a “neural impulse”.
The stronger this neural impulse is, the faster and more explosive will be the response of the muscle.
RUSSIAN SHOCK TRAINING AND PLYOMETRICS
The “secret” is that this electrical stimulus can actually be systematically trained.
Russians developed a method of training they called “shock training” wherein by dropping off higher and higher boxes the muscles are forced to react.
The landing process forces an electrical shock.
This forced shock treatment slowly trains the brain to send a strong her and stronger neural impulse.
This learned impulse can then be used on command by the brain allowing you to fire your muscles faster.
PLYOMETRICS IN POP SPORT CULTURE
Russian “shock training” eventually became the western “plyometrics.”
The plyometrics training was eventually taken by popular “at home” training programs and turned into more of a cardio vascular workout.
Using plyometrics that way won’t get you the results you should be seeing from it.
However, when done properly, plyometrics can teach your muscles to become more explosive and powerful for vertical jumping, and just becoming quicker overall.
The Jump Manual teaches a proper and scientific progression of shock training, and targeted strength training in order to teach the muscles to become stronger and more explosive.
We also target specific joint angles, and help you improve you vertical jumping technique to take a full comprehensive approach to your athleticism.
If you’re interested in trying out one of the exercises we use to do this, you can download the workbook for it here free.
(There are several videos that come with it that go into more detail as well.)
You can also check out our comprehensive 12 week program here.
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