Exercise variation is an inherent positive for athlete development and rehabilitation. Anyone who has spent any time in a gym has done their share of squats, bench presses and dead lifts. These are the “core lifts” for good reason. They are integrated, multi-joint movements. They train the athlete in proper coordination patterns, setting the foundation for a wide range of athletic movements. There’s a place for these lifts in every sport and at every stage of a season or long-term development, including rehabilitation.
Training for a jump and the landing requires the coach and athlete to look at what usually comes before and after a jump in their sport…. Many studies have found that the take-off mechanics affect the landing mechanics.