VJT Breaking Through Plateaus
By Scott Bias
What's going on guys, welcome back with me Alan from berzingues.over-blog.com. So maybe you bought a good Jump Training Program and you have gained the first 6 to 8 inches on your vertical but now the progress has stopped? Or maybe after weeks of hard training you have yet to see that initial gain that everybody says comes pretty fast at the beginning?
In either case you are stuck at a Plateau and your training is not producing
Here is a list of possible reasons for the Plateau and what you can do about it.
* Poor Nutrition One mistake a lot of athletes make is they only take whey protein after the workout. One protein shake a day WILL GET IN THE WAY of results. A minimum should be three shakes a day, morning, post workout and before bed. Another mistake is poor diet in general. If you think everything your body needs is in the whey protein shake you are wrong. Try adding fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.
* No Glutes No Results So your squat has gone up a lot but your vertical
* Test Your Vertical After Resting By rest I
* Your Posterior Chain Is Still Weak The main drivers of the jumping movement is the posterior chain (Glutes Hamstrings Lower Back). Ad exercises that focus on these areas for greater leverage and explosive potential. Examples of each exercise are all over YouTube so I
* Glute Ham Raise.
* Hyper and Reverse Hyper Extensions.
* Barbell Hip Thrusts.
* Wide Stance Squat.
* Box Squat.
If you think you have reached your vertical jump potential think again. I will end with a quote that I live by and sums up this article perfectly.
There are no limits. Only plateaus. You must not stay there. You must go beyond them. Bruce Lee