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This article will review how I improved my jump in my very late 30’s! 🙂 I’m not 40 yet dam it! This article will incorporate jump training programs from some of the best athletic trainers in volleyball globally.
In this article I will review what I have learned working with some of the best volleyball trainers in the world. As I mentioned last week I turn 40 in month and a half and I am in the best shape I have been in 10 years.
So I turn 40 in a few months and I can honestly say I am in the best shape I have been in 10 years and playing some of my best beach volleyball ever. This is no accident but rather the result of hard work, research and finding experts in the fields of volleyball training, nutrition and injury prevention. Today I am going to share how you can do this yourself or help your player accomplish their own similar goals!
The science of training has changed dramatically! Personal training and sports is big business and as a result the knowledge of what works is extraordinary! Also there is now real science behind what were previous theories on training with the result that the training systems are more proven and tested! In this article I will share what I believe is one of the best systems an why?
The half-kneeling rotational cross-body lift exercise is a great FMS corrective exercise that works on core & hip stability and left-to-right symmetry.
In volleyball rotational stability is critical for many of the volleyball skills. By going into the half-kneeling position we’re taking the legs out of the equation and putting a lot more work into the hips and trunk (Core).
This is an upper body chop PNF pattern that helps develop trunk and lower body stability, upper body strength and rotary mobility executed from a half kneeling stance. In volleyball rotational stability is critical for many of the volleyball skills like spiking yet too few athletes really put attention into this important element of volleyball training and the result is often volleyball injuries.
This exercise is designed to both assess right and left contribution of the hip hinge under an asymmetrical load and increase single leg contralateral deadlift strength. The exercise is unique in that it allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of learning how to stabilize on one leg, while training each side of your body without favoring or over-compensating.
The Half-Kneeling Core Activation Exercise is great warm up, cool down or even core exercise to add to any volleyball training workout to help build your core and make sure it fires correctly.
Single leg raises with core activation is a great FMS volleyball training exercise that will reduce many common volleyball injuries including back injuries while also helping your bodies muscular system fire more effectively.
This video features Andor Gyulai and Eric Ilgenfritz discussing Andor’s test results from the functional movement screen. This video is extremely insightful and will offer incredible insights into the new science of volleyball training and injury prevention.
Chopping Exercises to Increase Core Stability and Avoid Injury When Playing Volleyball with Eric Ilgenfritz
Core exercises are critical to increasing performance and avoiding injuries when playing volleyball. Chopping exercises improve core rotation strength which is critical to more effectively transfer force between your upper and lower body, and ultimately spike harder, jump higher and move faster. Building core rotational strength in the critical core muscles stabilizes your spine, allowing you to be more balanced as you move on the court.
The Functional Movement Screen: “Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. In this video Eric takes Andor Gyulai through the screen and reveals some major movement functional limitations and asymmetries. These problems if untreated will cause volleyball injuries and strength gain limitations.
As science of volleyball training has improved so has the focus on core training and spinal stability. Talking to many top players and volleyball strength and conditioning coaches around the world I hear much as 25% of their volleyball training/ workout is focused on the core. With this is mind we wanted to give you a quick TRX Core Blasting workout by Dave Carstenson. (USA Juniors Beach Volleyball Coach and Certified TRX Trainer)
Are You Looking to Jump Higher and Hit Harder in 2015? These videos / workouts / exercises will help you do just that:
New, World Class, 4 – Part Volleyball Plyometric Exercises / Workout with Reid Hall. These volleyball training exercises will address: Strength and power disparities from left and right side, How to land better, thus reducing knee injuries, How to jump higher when playing volleyball by increase your standing / approach jump vertical, How to move quicker and more dynamically on the volleyball court.
Reid’s Workouts is producing some of the most physical and dynamic volleyball players. In this four part video series you will get access to a full workout that Reid Hall took a small group of 16 and 17 year old female volleyball players through. The four part series will cover the following:
Do you want to receive workout programs from a coach that trains Olympic level volleyball players? Reid’s Workouts helps volleyball players reach their physical potential by creating workout programs that are designed for their specific needs.
Hang Cleans is one of the best exercises to help increase your vertical for volleyball. This entire series of 4 videos is free in order to give you a taste of Reid Hall expertise as a strength and conditioning coach as well as introduce you to our new 1 on 1 volleyball training / workout / lifting and nutrition program. For more details, see the information below no this exciting new program.
This is video 4 of a 4 part video series on exercises for spiking. The exercise is: Explosive cable chops. This is another great trunk / core exercise for generating power when spiking a volleyball. In the video Reid talks about discussed when the exercise should be incorporated into your workout, how many sets and how many reps.
This is video 3 of a 4 part video series on exercises for spiking. This video features the med ball chop, a powerful exercise for generating speed and power through your core, trunk and abs when spiking. Like other video filmed with Reid this video will also help with mobility and flexibility to help generate more power.
This is video 2 of a 4 part video series on exercises for spiking. These exercises focus specifically on generating power using your trunk, hips, core and abs. The exercises focus on rotation and opening up the hips verses just using your shoulder. The result is players will see decrease in injuries plus spike a volleyball significant harder.
This is video 1 of a 4 part video series on exercises for spiking and hitting a volleyball harder, specifically using your trunk for generating power. These exercise will also help increase mobility / flexibility so that you can open up more to increase the power you generate.
This series of 14 videos features a Multi-Directional Workout filmed at Velocity Newport Mesa with Sports Performance Coach Chase Cameron. This is the third of 3 workouts filmed at Velocity Sports Performance. The other workouts were a Linear Training Day and a Jump / Landing Day.
This series of 16 videos features a Jump / Landing Workout filmed at Velocity Newport Mesa with Sports Performance Coach Chase Cameron. Chase and the rest of the Velocity team train allot of top volleyball players including Pro AVP players like Ed Ratledge. This is the second of three workouts we filmed at Velocity Sports Performance.
This series of videos was filmed at Velocity Newport Mesa with Sports Performance Coach Jason Moreno. Jason and their team train allot of top volleyball players including Pro AVP players like Ed Ratledge. This is one of three workouts we filmed at Velocity Sports Performance. For those of you looking for live in person training with velocity contact them directly.
Here at Volleyball1on1 we feel Velocity Sports Performance – Newport Mesa offers one of the best workout facilities with some of the best trainers available for volleyball anywhere. In this video you will find out a little more about Velocity Sports Performance and working with their expert trainers. If you have questions and would like a personal testimonial from Andor Gyulai the owner of volleyball1on1 on working with them contact us!
This video features another great core full body workout exercise for volleyball. This exercise namely landmine press works both the core and upper body to help athletes and trainers maximize the use of time while in the gym.
This video contains two of our favorite exercises for volleyball, RDL’s (Romanian Dead lift) and anti rotation core stability training. What we like about RDL is that it is one of the best exercises to build hamstrings, one of the most critical muscles for jumping and volleyball. As for the core anti rotation stability exercise, we love this exercise as what we hear from many of our top athletes is that this is one of the most important factors for injury prevention when spiking.
This video contains two exercises, the hang power snatch and an ankle mobility exercise. This video is over 15 minutes long and as such will be a little slower to download. This video gets extremely detailed on teaching a hang power snatch to athletes and uses progressive steps to have success.
In this video, Velocity Sports Performance Coach – Chase Cameron explains our goals for the next portion of the workout, the strength and power portion. This video will give you not only an insight into how this workout is designed but also how Velocity designs their weekly workout plan which generally consist of 3 workouts a week. A linear day, a jump / landing day and a multi-directional day.
This video is a progression from the previous cone drill as now a ball is added to the exercise to make it more dynamic and volleyball game like. This forces the athletes to concentrate in new ways and use other skills to perform the exercise.