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Sprinters, wrestlers, high jumpers, footballers, football players, basketball players, martial artists, rugby players… hit this up! You can increase leg power quickly with this exercise.

To add to the key points…

It is important to recognise when you are losing power during each set. You don’t want to push yourself to extreme fatigue. If you do you will be defeating the purpose. Staying in the anaerobic system, so that you are only recruiting fast-twitch muscle fibres is a must!

To effectively work this into a routine, save it for the very end and never do more than 8 reps (as for any power exercise). Using extra resistance isn’t necessary, but if you do, use very little, and make sure that you don’t hit muscle failure!

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Tay Gabbidon
Personal Trainer & Nutrition Therapist
Oxford, England