conditioning – vertimax

Jeremy Mosier, Altadore Gymnastics, tipped me off to a highly touted conditioning device.

It is called vertimax, being used by many top athletes to improve leg power.

The top 6 women’s gymnastics teams in the NCAA have one, it is claimed. Looks great to me — though I rarely use bunjie cord for strength / power training.

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It reminded us of a much simpler, far less expensive, apparatus I first saw being used by Dave Holmes. The gymnast wears a spotting belt which is tied down to the ground by bunjie cord. The gymnast then jumps against the resistance. Stronger athletes stand on a beat board — or two — to increase resistance.

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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