Monday, September 12, 2011

Football Lineman Long Jumps Improves Power

Football linemen should do the standing long jump to improve explosive leg power surges.

The NFL Combine uses the standing long jump as one of its test for athletes. Football linemen usually play the game in a 5-15 yard area. So, explosive power in tight spaces is critical, especially for defensive linemen.

Use a soft athletic surface such as grass, astro-play or rubber floor to perform the long jump.

1. Stand behind a marked line.

2. Swing your arms back and bend your knees to propel your take-off.

3. Use a 2-footed take-off and landing. Jump as far as you can and land without falling backwards.

Your jump is measured from the take-off line to the nearest point of contact which is the back of the heels.

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