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can't help but love the icons!"Luke Lowery" quite eccentric, a bit arrogant, quite the salesman too…..but I think Luke is a qualified pro and super educated in our field (performance). I'd like to get someones perspective on Luke's philosophy………all BS aside.
Something about resilient strength, whether it's SSC, type IIB, mechanics of levers ( I've heard the idea that big feet contributed to better take-offs isn't really legit :puzzled: ). I thought it was a leverage advantage.
I honestly believe that rhythms, kinesthetic feel for the ground force application, even conscious recognition of the right "feel" or cues impact jump performance. I know that lifting big numbers isn't the key. Olympic lifters seem more to be "jumping" with big weights rather than hoisting!
Training the eccentric component makes sense ( NSCA journal, was it Nov. of 01'? ) had a great article for advanced high jump training theory. The drills were simple: plyo type :puzzled:landings, take-off to landing, etc. – mixed with basic bounds and speed strength work.
This may seem silly, but I use a "pogo ball" ( toy from the 80's – check ToysRus ) to teach "feel" for jump activities and bounds. They are great for complex ( 3 heavy reps on bench and 5 plyo push-ups with the pogo ball ). It at least has some means of creating the feel of a faster arm strike. I tell my athletes that the feel of the pogo ball must become the feel of the lower half's resilient impact on the ground. If that doesn't work, I show them Kenny Harrison film…….now you see a human pogo :bouncy: :bouncing: 🙄 :splat: