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  • Agammack

    If this is true than Brett Contreras is wrong in his book specifically on Glutei training (From a man that is probably more interested in that specific muscle than any other).  He says that probably the quads account for 40% of a vertical jump and the Glutes about 15%.  The Glutes are more involved in a sprint because the load vector is anteroposterior different to the axial load vector of a vertical jump.
    I’m not saying you this article is wrong, just that it’s possible.  I agree that hip extension is important and there are other “experts” out there that certainly agree. 
    That being said these exercises are better than squats and deadlifts, however none of them are that explosive or specific to jumping.  I’m not saying they shouldn’t be included in a vertical program just that maybe other ones should  also be included (ie., kettlebell swings, horizontal leaping/bounding).
    Also, the Jump Manual has none of these execises included, nor is there any Glute activation execises recommended as a warm-up.  I could only assume if JM2 ever comes out this area will be touched on.

  • This is a guest post.

    There is certainly a lot of optinions about the subject.

    I’m a hybrid guy… but… I believe the quads are more involved with the vertical leap than the glutes.
    I have invested in my own research system… combination of EMG, as well as power output.
    These studies have to account for idnividual difference in jumping form as well.
    It’s not simply enough to say.. such and such jumps with more glutes or quads…
    Perhaps more gluate activation would yield higher returns and the quad activation is a compensatory adjustment.
    Anyways, it’s rarely as simple as it appears.

    We do however have brid dogs and glute bridges.

    I’ll be releasing footage of our testin gas well, which I’m sure you’ll be intersted in.
    It’s pretty cool… we doe excericses and wee the activation from each muscle group.
    Our new recrodings will be pretty cool… you can see it all happening… no guess work.. just putting the facts together.
    You should also check ou the newly released video series which has 156 new videos.. including… nearly all of these and more.

    But don’t do them all ;) They should be precscribed for certain circumstances.

    Thanks for your comments, hope to see you aroudn here often.

    And yeah hip extension can defintey contribute, but… I believe it’s a greater contributor to top speed sprinting…

    But again.. full approach is best… take advatnages of every joint we can!

  • Agammack

    Thanks for the quick reply!

  • Jumper22

    I just think it’s interesting to note that all these exercises are done laying down… almost by necessity. Of course we have pull throughs and RDLs that hit the glutes well, but mainly they’re stimulated by horizontal movement relative to the body. That’s what I think causes them to have LESS of an effect on jumping (especially from a standstill). However, I think they’re still the most important muscle to train (for vertical) because of the potential power output they have, and, a quote from Dan John… “the guy with the biggest butt can move the most weight.” Specifically speaking about the squat and deadlift. So even though squats and deadlifts are more similar to a vertical jump than any of these exercises, strengthening the glutes will increase those lifts and your vertical and explosiveness in general.

  • zoya

    This seems to be very interesting, would surely try this exercises at home.Thanks for the sharing it.