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The speed at which results are noticed or measured vary with every athlete. Typically you will see vertical jump improvements and reductions in 40 times in as little as two to four weeks.
A Standard Jump training workout can be completed in under 5 minutes. Our All Sport training program including vertical jump training and on and off platform speed training exercises for acceleration and first step quickness takes 15 to 23 minutes depending on the level of training/age of the athlete.
For “off season training” a minimum of two training sessions a week should be attempted. Optimally for higher level athletes three times a week will provide better performance enhancements. For “in season training” VertiMax should be used a minimum of once a week and optimally twice a week.
Plyometrics involve leaping and bounding and is similar to VertiMax jump training. However, VertiMax has two major advantages over plyometrics: a) VertiMax is more efficient at developing power at high speeds because it allows athletes to apply additional loads to their bodies that have NO MASS. With the added loads/resistance, the athlete’s muscles are further stimulated to strengthen and produce more power which is our primary goal to improve explosive jumping power. With conventional plyometrics, athletes only use their own body weight as resistance every time they train. Since the resistance of their body weight is essentially the same every time they jump train, there is no added stimulus or reason for their muscles to become more powerful. If you walked in a gym and benched pressed the same exact weight every set, every day, how much would you expect your bench press to improve over time? Not much! In a very short time period your strength gains will stagnate because your body has adapted to a fixed resistance (fixed body weight) and has no further stimulus (additional resistance) to promote strength development. You are going to peak out and your performance gains are going to stagnate – that is a major disadvantage performing traditional plyometric training without the add-on resistive capabilities VertiMax offers!
Secondly, we often forget that half the speed equation is the swing phase or the ability to accelerate the foot when it breaks contact with the ground and reaches for the next step or “ground strike”. The three muscle groups that accelerate the foot through the air for the next step are the hip flexors (linear motion), abductors and adductors (lateral motion) and athletes rarely train these muscles dynamically for power development to promote speed gains. Unfortunately 95% of the time athletes are only training the drive phase and neglect swing phase power development. This will unfortunately result in a lot of undeveloped speed potential. If you want to effectively develop both drive and swing phase power simultaneously for maximum speed performance gains there’s only one system in the world that can do it – VertiMax.