Power development is essential for everyone, whether your goal is to improve your performance as an athlete or to offset the age-related loss of fast twitch capability.
We introduced a new power movement today – the PVC Jump Over. These are a natural progression from the box jump. In both movements the goal of landing softly remains the same however the big differentiator is the effect of gravity.
In a box jump we minimise eccentric stress by landing on the box and not allowing the body to come down.
In the Jump Over however, the acceleration effect of gravity when landing takes its toll. This descent will greatly increase the eccentric load on your muscles and tendons thus increasing the intensity of the movement.
And to quote CrossFit ‘If you want to look better, feel better, work better, sleep better, play better — intensity will get you there.’