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Kneeling Jumps to Feet


#1

CT,

I've seen Louie Simmons talk alot about these kind of jumps. Where you start in a kneeling position with knees and feet on the ground, then quickly jump to your feet, eventually adding weight. I was wondering if, in your mind, these jumps help develop explosive hip power any better than olympic lifting versions, such as cleans or snatches from the hang or blocks.

Thanks.


#2

[quote]monsterhoch wrote:
CT,

I’ve seen Louie Simmons talk alot about these kind of jumps. Where you start in a kneeling position with knees and feet on the ground, then quickly jump to your feet, eventually adding weight. I was wondering if, in your mind, these jumps help develop explosive hip power any better than olympic lifting versions, such as cleans or snatches from the hang or blocks.

Thanks.[/quote]

I’ve never seen any high level athletes use these with any regularity. It’s a trick movement IMHO especially if you do them the “cheated way” which is to be on your knees BUT be on the tip of your toes.

I seriously doubt that any of the top westside powerlifters do these in their training.


#3

If you are talking about shin hops, they are great plyometric exercise. I would never add a barbell or anything stupid like that… just stick to bodyweight and use progressions… shin hops, shins hops to broad jumps, shin hops to box jump, etc.