Gymnastic Jumping Exercises
There are a few great Gymnastic Jumping Exercises that can help you start Jumping Higher or whatever your specific goal is. One of the key things is to keep changing up your workout so that your body doesn’t adapt too much. Thankfully, there are many Jumping Higher Workouts available everywhere online.
But for gymnastic jumping exercises, one of the classic and best workouts is the jump rope. While using a jump rope, you can work on coordination, balance as well as strengthening your calves and upper legs for jumping movements.
Start warming up with simple jump rope movements and continue this for at least 100 double-leg jumps. Everything is just a deviation from that movement.
Next, just jump with single footed jumps, because most people only jump off of one leg, so strengthening them individually is very important for real, everyday use. In most gymnastic jumping exercises, or any other sport’s exercises, you must have exercises that really make sense in the real world in your real sport, so you have to work on all sorts of workouts.
So for gymnastic jumping exercises, focus on foot working by keeping them flexed or pointed. Also put in extra exercises like tuck jumps and double jumps for your workouts.
When you are done with the jump rope, focus also on arm swings, leg drives, and other exercises that will work on key pieces of running and jumping for gymnastics. One of the exercises I use to work on this specifically is bounding because it focuses on this specifically. Bounding is basically exaggerated skipping where you drive your knee and arm further up and out on each step that you take. Focus on both height and length of every stride. And do at least 10 in a row.
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