Improving Power from Low Positions

The stretch reflex of the quadriceps is typically utilized from a low position in skating.
This is the first of two examples of simple modifications to commonly performed jumping exercises to emphasize the stretch reflex and power output from these “skating-specific” positions.
Squat Jump w/ Quick Dip

The athlete starts around skating depth, quickly dips, and then jumps as high as they can. The goal is to maximize transition speed and jump height.
Typically performed for 3-4 sets of 5 reps.

To your success,

Kevin Neeld

P.S. If you’re interested in improving your speed on the ice, check out my book Speed Training for Hockey.

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