Need to get your jumps higher and more powerful? Check out the below 3 tips to achieving greater height and follow along with the power training video to start soaring today! 1. PLYOMETRICS
This sounds silly, but the best way to improve your jumping...is to JUMP! So often when dancers (or anyone) train, they're doing squats, lunges, loading up on weights etc. But the best way to improve your vertical jump is to add in plyometrics (jumping exercises). And when you jump,
Due to the repetitive nature of Irish dance (always kicking forward with limited time extending your leg behind your body) and spending the majority of our day sitting down at school or work, we aren’t using an important muscle group for our daily lives and Irish dance, our glutes! Your glutes (the muscles in your bum) are critical to preventing injury and improving performance for Irish dance. Looking to improve your toe height (especially that pesky back foot toe height)?
Want to increase your vertical jump, power and explosiveness for Irish dance? Start by incorporating these three exercises into your weekly routine. Single Leg Deadlift Jump - repeat on each leg - balance on one leg with a slight bend in your knee - bend from the hip and engage your glutes, creating a T with your body - explode from the T into a single leg jump lifting your knee up - balance on landing and repeat Squat Jump - feet hips width apart, hips go back as you squat
Strength and conditioning programs have primarily been associated with sports for hundreds of years. But when it comes to dance, it is not commonly seen as a necessary component. However, recent research shows that “training outside the dance technique class is not only beneficial, but perhaps essential to furthering strength and power in highly-developed dancers.”1 Strength training programs teach dancers efficient ways to improve technique by increasing the quality of ef