I imagine that you are much like me. You either want to improve the height of your spike touch or help someone else touch higher. I have assessed literally 1000’s of volleyball players just like you. One of the things I analyze during the assessment is how well does the athlete jump.
There is a very noticeable attribute that high flying volleyball athletes have. They load their hips very efficiently before they take off. Their butt is slightly pushed back and their back angle is between 65 to 80 degrees (see pic to the left). This is an optimal posture to get a powerful contraction from your glutes and hamstrings.
A less efficient athlete is more upright in their loaded position and gets very little glute and hamstring activation. Guess what? Your glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in your body. By being able to get your glutes to contract more efficiently will help add inches to your Spike touch.
Watch this quick clip of volleyball phenom Earvin N’Gapeth load his hips before he takes off..
This 3 exercise routine will take 10 to 15 minutes and will help improve the following:
1. Your loaded position
2. Your glute and hamstring activation
3. Your strength and power of your hip drive
4. YOUR VERTICAL!!
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Video 1- Learning to Land… Land softer and more efficiently SO THAT you will have less knee and ankle related injuries.
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Video 3- Multi-Directional Jumping… Jump more efficiently and in multiple directions SO THAT you can become a more athletic jumper.
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