Triple extension exercises target the hips, knees and ankles with explosive, forceful movements. They're a great way to condition muscles and ligaments so that you can run faster, jump higher and drive and push off harder.
Triple Extension Exercises
- Olympic lifts, such as Cleans and Snatches
- Plyometrics, such as Squat Jumps and Box Jumps
- Traditional strength training exercises such as Squats and Deadlifts
- Non-traditional strength training exercises, such as Kettlebell Swings and Tire Flips
- Because these exercises are high-intensity and high-energy, you should perform them at the beginning of your workout, after an appropriate warm-up. Simple movements like Lunges or Marches are a good idea, so you get the benefits of stretching without wearing yourself out.
- Don't go overboard with weight. You can see benefits by using light weight. The key is to employ a full range of motion and execute each rep under control.
- With jumps, limit yourself to no more than 80 reps to prevent injury.
- Because they can be hard on the body, you should have at least 48 hours of rest between triple-extension workouts.
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