(Warmup Exercise) Depth Jumps 2×10
Exercise Description: Stand with both feet atop a plyo box, bench or chair. Step out with one foot and hop off with the foot still on the box. Land on the balls of both feet (like a cat). Immediately upon landing, jump quickly into the air.
Benefits to Jumping Higher: Repeatedly landing from a height above 12 inches provides a powerful activation of the muscles and central nervous system. In addition to improving performance in subsequent activity, this exercise promotes more rapid and effective stimulation to achieve jump height improvement over time. Immediately jumping after landing stimulates the muscles and central nervous system to operate within one’s explosive capacity with greater quickness over time.