Running Economy: May the FORCE be with YOU

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Comment by Robert Burpee on March 30, 2020 at 12:13am
Thanks Eric, makes perfect sense.
I hope you and your family are well.
I’ll be practicing the drills in the video as part of my warm up tonight.
Take Care & be Safe.
Comment by Eric Orton on March 28, 2020 at 8:13pm

Hey Robert - great question. Yes, depth jumps definitely help with force production, but differently than the force we are looking for in this video.

The purpose of depth jumps is to train your elastic energy and leg stiffness so you can transition your force production QUICKER, with less ground contact time. With more emphasis on landing.

Where as this video speaks more to the concentric or the push off during your run gait.  Or liking it to jumping, the jump up versus the landing.

Hope that helps.

Comment by Robert Burpee on March 28, 2020 at 5:22am
Great video Eric, the drill where you jump off of a low box or bench & double bounce, would I be correct in saying this is also a force through the ground exercise.
All the best & Stay Safe

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