Movement: Calf Jumps
Range of Motion: Jumping from ground
Equipment: Flat ground, barefeet
Rep/Time Methodic: Anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes, continuous
Coaching Cues: Land on toes/ball of foot (don’t let heels touch the ground); Minimize ground contact time; Jump and pull toes up towards knees immediately upon foot strike/ground contact; Add a jump rope, if you feel the desire;
Warnings: Never go to joint pain!
Benefits: Warms up nervous system; Helps circulate blood back to the heart from lower leg
How I Use This in Programs: Daily in movement prep/warm-up (30-60 seconds of continuous jumping) to prepare the system and feet for greater volume