An extract from some instructional material produced on learning how to deal with impacts. The instructional set is aimed at learning the basic coordination needed for the action of jumping and landing. The other elements are some classic problems almost ever-present in any outdoor environment.
A. Impacts without impacts instructional set:
A1. Jumping without jumping x 50 reps
A2. Landing without landing x 50 reps
A3. Double arms swing x 5-10 mins
A4. Collapse and stabilize x 25 reps
Horizontal surfaces dominant:
B1. Landing focusing on time to immobilisation: three positions. High – Medium – Low.
B2. Precision jumps: low to high - same level - high to low. Land accurately on the forefoot. No noise and again, focus on time to immobilisation.
B3. Plyo challenge: pick a jump you can’t perform standing, that is possible with a jump in between.
B1-B3. Qualitative training: spend 15-30 mins on each element, according to fatigue. Quit when quality is decreasing too much. However, don't make a bit of fatigue a reason to quit.
Vertical surfaces dominant:
C1. Vertical landing: Progress aiming to bring the body towards a horizontal position.
C2. Tic tac precision: tap the wall go over an obstacle to start with. Increase the height of the obstacle to clear and then the length of the movement.
C3. Tic tac toc: Increase the distance between
C1-C3. Qualitative training: spend 15-30 mins on each element, according to fatigue. Quit when quality is decreasing too much. However, don't make a bit of fatigue a reason to quit.
D. Impacts without impacts instructional set x 1 set.
A note and a reminder: As the surrealist painter Magritte was saying: “Ceci n'est pas une pipe” - “this is not a pipe” on the description of the painting of a pipe. He was underlying the difference between a real object and its representation.
Similarly, when looking through space, the focus should be placed upon looking at shapes and forms rather than function and perception.
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