To be a well-rounded athlete improving your explosiveness is essential. Build strength and power by incorporating these explosive training techniques from Team myHMB athlete Spenser Remick into your routine.
When building explosive power for athletes I have found that ballistic or plyometric exercises like jumps and object throws to be effective. The Olympic lifts or speed lifts such as cleans, snatches, and speed deadlifts are also great for building power. But these lifts are much more complex and technical to learn. Sticking to ballistic or plyometric movements are easier to apply to your everyday regimen.
Here is a list of movements that are staples in my training:
- Broad jumps (demo video)
- Single leg bounds (demo video)
- Box jumps (demo video)
- Medicine ball throws for height and/or distance (demo video)
Basically, any movement where you can exert force against the ground, or another object rapidly is going to benefit an athlete of any age or experience level.