- On December 17, 2018
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S3 Episode 5 | The Vertical Jump for NFL Athletes
The Vertical Jump is the quintessential test in NFL training for lower extremity explosiveness and power, and is a great indicator of athletic ability. Using the Fusion Sport Smartjump Mat we are able to measure and control the drill, targeting highly specific zones for ground contact time and power output.
Coach Mike Young takes us through some key training points to assist athletes in learning the correct technique for the vertical jump. In this seemingly simple drill, the correct technique will ensure you are getting the most out of your athletes.
You can find out more about Plyometric training using the Smartjump mat for various drills here.
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Don’t forget to tune in next week to watch episode 6 of Smart Speed and Power Training with Mike Young as we continue to look at NFL combine drills.
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