CrossFit can and will give you a well rounded and comprehensive base of fitness. Research and evidence have proven this. I have stories from thousands of athletes that I have trained who can attest to a better quality of life, weight loss and decreased injury. But we want MORE. We want to be able to charge in our daily lives and dominate in our respective sports. Whether your sport is trail running, stand up paddling, soccer, or surfing... the goal is not only to be stronger but more explosive and faster!
Hence the importance of plyometrics. If you want your muscles to contract more forcibly and rapidly then you need to take a minute and understand what Im about to drop on you....
Muscles stretch and then contract that is the nature of the jump or the 'pop up' (press) off your surf board. Think of the jump where we dip slightly and produce a quick stretch in our quads and hip extensors before we explode upward or laterally creating a very large amount of force. The faster your muscles can create the 'stretch' and the more power you can get out of it... the more explosive you will become.
A great example of explosive force is in this video HERE
I will be programming some Plyometrics in our skill development over the next couple weeks and we will see how our bodies adapt and perhaps make some significant near-muscular changes.
Fast and explosive.. Lets get it!!
10m High Knee Pull 10m High Knees 10m Quad Pull 10m Butt Kickers 10m Marching High Kicks 10m Spiderman Crawl 10m Power Skip 10m Straight Leg Shuffle 10m Carioca 10m Fig 4 Drill
3X 10m Lateral Line Touches
12X Depth Jump -Linear
12X Depth Jump- Lateral
12X Bounding Jumps over object
12X Burpee Broad Jumps
100 Double Unders 50 Chest to Bar Pull Up 50 KB Swing 70/53 100 Double Unders