Jumping, hopping and bounding are great for training lower body power and stability. When performing these movements you’re teaching your body 1) how to generate power from both a single leg stance and a symmetrical stance and 2) how to stabilize your lower body in a dynamic situation. Both are very important qualities to possess from both a health and performance standpoint.Read article
The Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (RFESS) has gained a ton of popularity over the last few years. In our program at Absolute Performance we’ve adopted the RFESS as our main squat movement – replacing back squats.
We also train the front squat and single leg squats, but the RFESS is the squat movement where we really try to push the loading. For one, we can increase load in a much safer manner with the RFESS than with bilateral squatting. Also, we can coach someone into a great looking split squat on their first day where it may take some people several months to be able to back squat with acceptable technique.Read article