Even if you have been at CrossFit Ballwin for a short amount of time, you know that one of our favorite developmental tools are the jump lunges. Here are some reference videos that break the movements down for you.
In this video, Coach Carl demonstrates more jumping and landing mechanics but this time with a focus on unilateral movement. The Jumping Lunge, or Mountain Climber, is a great skill to practice proper positioning and transitions for a number of other applications including Olympic Weightlifting, running, and other sports outside of the training room.
In this video, Coach Carl demonstrates more jumping and landing mechanics but this time with a focus on using the arms as to generate power and control. By timing the arm circle properly while maintaining tension throughout the full range of motion, you should feel more lift in your jumps as well as more direction and control of the upper body.