By adding these to your training schedule, you will drastically increase the power of your Kick Power. We have added alternatives to all of them, so if you don’t have access to a Gym, you will still be able to make improvements.
Weighted Jump Squats-
- Before adding any extra weight, you need to make sure you have correct form.
- Keep your back straight.
- Make sure your butt is past the 90-degree mark when you bend.
- Land soft after a jump; Don’t slam on your heels!
- Ideally, use a barbell to add weight, but an alternative is to fill a backpack with heavy books. (Just make sure it is strapped tight to your back and doesn’t move around.)
Plyometric leg extensions-
- Keep your core tight.
- Use short violent kicks.
- You want the bar from the Leg extension machine to come off your leg so you can catch it on the way back down.
- An alternative to this in the absence of a Leg Extension machine is Knee-to-Feet jumps (Starting on your knees, you quickly extend your hips forward, using your arms to swing up and gain momentum. The aim is to land in an isometric squat, using the power of your legs and abs. Step back down one knee at a time into the original position and repeat….).
Heavybag Power Kicks-
- Focus on Power
- Turn your hips into it, using a lot of twist.
- Pivot on the grounded foot and try to gain as much momentum as possible.
- Use your shin to make contact.
- If you don’t have a heavy-bag, then you can just shadow kick. But it is important that they are full kicks to train your body and mind to follow all the way through.