arnoud verschoor wrote:
Bottom line…Snatch. If you can build up a very stong, explosive power snatch from the ground I gurantee a good Vertical.
I disagree. I understand the reasoning behind it, but i’ve seen some good snatchers jump for jack shit. I’m certainly not the expert, but building a big full back squat and jumping a lot always helped me. I went from barely making a one handed slam at 6’2 and 185 lbs, to 6’2 and 235 lbs, and tomahawking it. I made the occasional windmill. Sure, olympic lifts helped some, but I feel increasing my squat and deadlift combined with some simple plyos helped me more.
Once again, I’m not the expert, there are some big leapers on this forum jumping way higher than me, but if you got questions, just ask. Good luck!
PS If my knee wasn’t so shit I’d get right back training for my vertical jump. Some of the best years of my life right there…
I have never seen an athlete with a great snatch not have a great vertical.
Krastev himself said he never had a good jump, but that he was able to jump under heavy snatchs. And he has the All-Time world record snatch w/ 216kg.
not saying snatching doesn’t help jumping strength, just providing a counter-example.
I personally think OL is good for helping jump ability. RFD is key