Is tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
Today I took a page out of Tiggers page and played with bouncing. So maybe not bouncing exactly, more jumping. Something I learned at the kids cert was that you a great tool for building hip power are high box jumps. I’m not talking 20 or 24 inch box jumps….I’m talking 30 inch plus box jumps.
I can honestly say I’ve never done over 24″ in a wod. 1: we don’t have any boxes over 24″ 2: I always thought ‘there’s no way I could’ After hearing about a kid that uses 36″ boxes in a met con wod I knew I had to step up my game. So today I programmed in 31″ box jumps.
You’re probably thinking “but she just said she didn’t have a box over 24″…I don’t. but if you stack two 45lbs rubber plates = 31” I’m really glad I did. It’s totally different jumping to a height you know is high and you’re doing the wod for time. You want to do them quickly, but you don’t want to miss. You have to slow your breathing, slow your pace and really think about exploding out of the hips to get the height. I not only see this as a tool for building hip power, but also getting people in touch with really thinking about the muscle function required for such a jump.
5 box jumps (31 inches)
10 kb swings (55lb – bottom of bell to sky)