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 supplements and nutrition is light years ahead of when I first started taking supplements in 95 – 96 entering UCLA looking to win a National Championship. Since then over 20 years ago, the advancements in legal supplements have been so incredible it honestly feels like cheating if I compare to back then!
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?
As you get older the toughest part is how to recover faster. The science and nutrition behind recovery is light years ahead of what was happening just 15 years ago for me personally while attending UCLA. Here is a list of my personal tips for recovery:
Often getting started is one of the toughest things to any training program and it is the reason most people fail. It takes 21 days to make a habit so how do you get motivated to last 21 days? When I started to train again for volleyball I weighed 253 pounds doing anything in the gym was both physically and mentally challenging!
Hi Guys, I wanted to share a quick site for all your foam rollers, some mobility products and mini bands. They are running a sale till the end of the month 40% off! I will add a different site for the Gemini and some of the other products I like! This post is for all the coaches who have been asking me where to buy some of my toys? This is 1 of 2 sites I use allot! Note: their is an affiliate link so I will be paid a small fee for suggesting them. Thanks Andor Gyulai
VolleyTots – Youth Volleyball Training Exercises for Youth Players and Kids with Andor Gyulai 5-12-15
This post and article was inspired by an article by Karch Kiraly on “The Importance of Functional Strength”. “I see a lot of younger players who lack the necessary strength to hold a low body position for even 5 or 10 seconds.” – Karch Kiraly – USA Women’s Head Coach. I developed this program over the last year or so working with my kid and youth players on something that is functional and fun.
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.
Thoracic Spine Rotation Mobilization with Diaphragm Breathing Volleyball Exercise with Eric Ilgenfritz
One of the fastest ways to fix nagging lower-back, shoulder or neck problems is to improve mid-back mobility with targeted thoracic spine exercises. The thoracic spine rotation mobilization with diaphragm breathing volleyball exercise is one of the best exercises older players can do to reduce back problems.
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.
Functional Movement Screen Results As Performed on Volleyball Player Andor Gyulai by Eric Ilgenfritz
In this video Volleyball1on1 Owner Andor Gyulai is given his results from a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) performed by Eric Ilgenfritz. The Functional Movement Screen is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function.
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.
Sports and Volleyball Training Hierarchy – Mobility – Stability – Strength – Power – Skills with Eric Ilgenfritz
This video is an introduction to the new science behind musculoskeletal systems training for volleyball. The video features Eric Ilgenfritz of Human Movement Lab as he explains the concepts behind Functional Movement Systems and the Functional Movement Screen. In the video Eric explains the sports / volleyball training hierarchy of Mobility before stability, stability before strength, strength before power, and power before volleyball specific skill.
This video is an introduction to functional movement training with Eric Ilgenfritz on Volleyball1on1.com. Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1 in his quest to play on the FIVB sought out experts to help him get stronger physically as well as avoid injury. Eric and his training systems were an important part of Andor’s training especially as it relates to volleyball injuries. By following Eric’s advice Andor within just 2 months was able to sort out his lower back, knee and shoulder pain injuries.
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)
So I have been training and playing hard now for months in South Africa with little to no shoulder pain. I attribute this to some minor changes I made in my arm swing as well as this great exercise I picked up from the volleyball trainers at Velocity Fitness. Y-T-W is a great volleyball shoulder exercise for posterior activation and scapular stabilizing.
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 the third video of 3 for our Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Downs. The instructor is Maya Talisa, Yoga Volleyball Expert. Maya has been featured in Volleyball Magazine and has worked with players in NCAA, AVP and FIVB. This video features multiple exercises and will target your forearms, your wrist, your full back, you ankles, calves and feet.
This is video 2 of 3 for our Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Down Series. This video features volleyball yoga expert Maya Talisa. Maya has been featured in Volleyball Magazine and has worked with players in NCAA, AVP and FIVB. This video features multiple exercises and will target your lower back, shoulders, chest and hamstrings.
This beach volleyball yoga cool down video features multiple exercises and will target your chest, upper back, shoulders, glutes and your hips. This video is brought to you by Maya Talisa who has been featured in Volleyball Magazine.
The next video features volleyball warm up exercises and drills called jog, core, dynamics. This is a great warm up for players of all levels and is quick and effective. This drill is a combination of what Chris learned at UCI (Playing), USC (Coaching), and USA National Team (Coaching and Playing).