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How to Jump & Sprint for More Power Without Lifting Heavy Weights

Power training is an important part of training for golf, but there are different kinds of power training. In this article we will give you some ideas of a few ways you can tune your power training to better suit your individual needs.

For jumping exercises, one simple variable to change is the amount of depth you’re landing on. If you’re jumping up onto a box, the box is catching you near the peak of your jump, which means you’re landing with relatively little force. If you’re jumping down from the top of a box, however, you’ll be landing with much more force, which is more stress on your nervous system. The more force your body has to absorb, the more stress is applied to the nervous system, and the more challenging the exercise will be. You can also alter your type of landing. You could land on two feet, stagger the time at which your feet land, or land only on foot. Each of these changes the amount of force you’re absorbing when you land and with it the neurological load. Finally, you can also change the horizontal distance of your jump. 

Another key component to power training is speed. If we look at sprinting, we can change the starting position, such as starting from kneeling, or lying on your belly. It’s also very simple to alter the distance of a sprint. You can also consider Change of Direction training. This is where you begin sprinting as hard as you can, and at a signal, for example a coach clapping, you might need to change the direction in which you’re sprinting or even jump. 

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