[quote author="Carl Valle" date="1360830343"][quote author="Jason Roe" date="1360744392"][quote author="Carl Valle" date="1360737444"][quote author="Joe Houze" date="1360477471"]“I like low and wide boxes for bounding as it helps with pretension firing routines and yes the wireless EMG supports this theory of Dan Pfaff from the Las Vegas Level III school. ”
Nice post, do you have a link to the wirless EMG stuff from Vegas?
If you are looking for EMG activity before landing (sprinting) it exists with Anterior Tib. I just don’t have URLs for the level 3 school. I took notes and videotaped.[/quote]
What is a “pretension firing routine”?[/quote]
activity before ground contact and it will be different based on the level of the athlete and type of action.[/quote]
Muscles are definitely active before ground contact, but the concept of “pre-tension firing routines” has to explained or clarified and the mechanism of potential enhancement of this phenomenon with use of “low and wide boxes” has to be explained or you potentially end up with a “monkey see, monkey do” or copycat approach to coaching; meaning you may have coaches that read a post like this (that on the whole had a lot of great information in it) having their athletes bounding on or off boxes saying “I am enhancing pre-tension firing routines”, and they may have no idea what that means.
How do pretension firing routines change based on the level of athlete?
How do pretension firing routines change based on the type of action?
Are pretension firing routines trainable and how do they change in response to different types of training?
Do pretension firing routines fall under the umbrella of coordination?
Maybe the concept was explained in greater detail at the Las Vegas Level III school that it was attributed to the original post. I apologize for my lack of undertsnading of the term, just looking for clarification.[/quote]
Couldn’t have put it better myself,