To jump like Claye, you have to train like Claye

Will Claye

Will Claye is the youngest athlete of the New Speed Revolution, and is a rising Olympic star. Claye specializes in the triple jump, and has won various World Championship medals, including a gold in Istanbul in 2012. He won two medals, a bronze and a silver, in 2012’s London Olympics. Claye is expected to pave the way for the next generation of Olympians in Rio.

Awards

Silver - 2012 Olympics - Triple jump Bronze - 2012 Olympics - Long jump Bronze - 2011 World Championships - Triple jump Bronze - 2013 World Championships - Triple jump Gold - 2012 World Indoor Championships - Triple jump

Running For

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Drill

1. Single Leg Bounds

This drill teaches the leg and body to fire in successive motion while exploding to create distance on each jump and prepare for the next movement rapidly.  This is a functional drill to help strengthen the athlete as well as create dynamic stabilization to prevent injury and improve performance at the same time.  Repeat 2-3 times.

2. Triple Alternating Skips

This creates neurological firing and stimulation thru rapid movements on each side of the body.  The foot learns to react off the ground with rapid successive skips thus speeding up ground force reaction times.  Repeat 1-3 times.

3. Repetitive Broad Jumps

This drill works on similar mechanics as the standing broad jump but it incorporates a shorter recovery time and the ability to land while predicting the next jump.  This teaches the body to load and unload the movement and prepare quickly for each jump.  This incorporates the acceleration and explosion with the deceleration and compression during landing all in one drill.  Repeat 2-3 times.

4. Alternating Leg Bounds

Bounding on the runway alternating legs to work on power and explosiveness on both sides.  Repeat 2-3 times.

 

 

 

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