Quick thought…I am a huge fan of loaded jumps for power output for all athletes because they are easy to teach, are simple to learn and result in complete triple extension majority of the time.
But another huge reason…
We know a lot of athletes present some issues from a shoulder health standpoint. We know a movement like the Hang Clean requires a decent amount of shoulder internal rotation (otherwise you see the bar drifting away from the body) and external rotation (catch position) to perform correctly. We know it takes a ton of shoulder mobility to get into the correct finish position for a Hang Snatch. But Loaded Jumps place very little stress on the shoulder complex…they are an extremely simple way to give the shoulder complex a little bit of a rest from the demands from a long hockey season.
If you are interested in more information about how we develop power, check out my Ultimate Power Development Program!
In it, you’ll find all our plyo, med ball and loaded power work, along with the progressions and regressions that go along with those exercises!
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