A Better Way To Blast Off
Spring higher in sports by utilizing a technique known as "triple extension" in your training sessions. Triple extension means to fully extend at three joints: the ankles, knees, and hips.
During jumping drills, check your form in a mirror or ask your training partner to make sure that you're extending at the ankles, knees, and hips, suggests Masaya Sakihana, a performance specialist at Athletes' Performance in Tempe, Ariz.
This may seem like a small detail, but straightening your ankles alone can increase your total power by 5 to 15 percent, says Sakihana. The result: You'll boost lower body power and perform better in sports.
Try this training technique in any jumping drill, like the explosive exercises in this high-flying workout.