I've been going through the presentations I filmed and recorded bit by bit from my recent trip to the European Jumps & Hurdles Symposium in Sweden and have just edited two parts of Jeremy Fischer's practical presentation. In it Coach Fischer showcases exercises and drills used to create greater stability in athletes. He uses various tests in order to asses bilateral strength and proprioception issues and has further exercises that he uses to correct issues. The coach uses the tests and corrective exercises regularly in order to monitor improvement and ensure that all is as optimum as it should be. A very valid point is made i.e. if force is misdirected when running and jumping then performance will be reduced. The drills and explanations are provided in order to address this.
Take a look at the video and you'll be able to easily implement, should you wish, the exercises Coach Fischer illustrates. As coaches we can often neglect these stability exercises in favour of ones that target power and speed enhancement but as the old saying going 'you can't fire a cannon out of a canoe'. In order to max the application of force you need a very stable base. Take a look at the video and let me know what you think,
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