Jumping and leg power/endurance is a crucial part of most dance. Help increase stamina and explosiveness with this move.
Be sure to give it a try mixed into your conditioning or on its own and let us know what you think.
Jumping is something many of our dancers wish to improve on, & though many of the hip/core exercises can help tremendously, we do focus on building power with actual jumps often as well. Especially on one limb.
Start with one foot on a low box & pushing through the top leg, driving arms, explode upwards. You goal is to reach up high but be ready to repeat for reps. Landing is crucial for proper rebound & injury prevention. Same top leg touches first, allowing shock absorption (bending) through that knee. Think quiet feet, not slamming.
We typically repeat on the same leg for 20 reps or 30-45 secs. At times it’s ok to focus on power, instead of speed & higher reps. You can try 5-8 max height, soft landing, really building the explosiveness.
Work this move into a circuit or train it on it’s own to help improve your muscle endurance and jumps! Can increase box height up until a bit above your knee, beyond than changes the dynamics more than ideal. Can also hold light dumbbells if doesn’t negatively affect your form.
Move It Monday will feature a new exercise movement for you weekly, to help improve your safety and performance with dance.
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