I could have sworn I saw another thread on this somewhere but I just can’t seem to find it for the life of me.
My question is “Is upper body lifting really necessary to create an effective high jump program? Would just the use of pull up and push up variations be enough to strengthen the upper body and keep it lean? In my opinion hypertrophy of the upper body for a high jumper is not warranted and should be avoided as much as possible. Do others agree with this thought? How does lifting for your high jumpers look?”