Calf Jumps – Barefoot Training & Movement Prep

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


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