To avoid injury during sports, it’s important to not only be able to generate force, but also to absorb force. While jumping or cutting, high levels of stress are placed upon the knee and ankle joints. By applying plyometric catches into training, we can establish high levels of control when attempting jumps or cuts which will allow performance at a high level with less risk to the athlete. As athletes become more and more powerful, it’s vital to practice landing appropriately and building the supporting muscles that allow for this. Try adding this progression into your training to improve your stability, strength and proprioception when performing jumps and cuts.
Double Leg Catch
Single Leg Catch
Double Leg Depth Drop
Double Leg Depth Drop Jump
Double Leg Depth Drop Jump w/ Single Leg Catch
Have any pain, questions or simply looking to expand your training program? Reach out for an appointment with a physical therapist!