Position one is an athletic stance facing away from whatever it is you’ll be jumping over. Begin with the left foot forward and alternate which leg leads every time you start a new set. Lower your body to the ground and explosively leap over the obstacle reorienting though the air to face the opposite direction – again, you will be facing away from the obstacle now with your left foot nearest it. This is position two. Don’t pause between each rep, instead jump, turn, land, then jump again repeating this back and forth motion smoothly for 20 reps.
Points of focus: don’t forget your arms. Engage them as a sprinter would and shift your shoulders around to the new direction before the hips and legs rotate around.
After five sets with the Kbands on, remove them and complete 2 more with the bands off. Don’t get out of control without the Kbands. Focus on a tight, explosive movement that lands close to the opposite side of the obstacle without over-shooting it.
Equipment: Kbands and something roughly knee-high to jump over
Reps: 20 Rest: 1:30 sec Sets: 5 with bands 2 additional without