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Power Jumper Trap Bar Deadlift Off Box

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Best Use For Vertical Jumping

Adding the Lifeline Power Jumper to the trap bar deadlifts off a box, is a cruel (try it and you will see), but effective method for developing explosive strength in the glutes and hamstrings. The Power Jumper in itself is a simple and efficient way for athletes without access to regular strength bands to get some of the benefits of accommodating resistance into their training.

It not only allows you to increase the resistance at the top of the lift where you are stronger (which is also the same range of motion as actually used in jumping), but due to the way the tension increases as you get higher and higher, it also forces you to fully explode through the movement. Factor in the starting position on the box makes which really makes your glutes work incredibly hard to get the lift going and you have a fantastic vertical jump exercise on your hands. The combination of the Power Jumper and the explosive, concentric focus of the deadlift make this a great exercise for improving your RFD.

Technique Tips

The Power Jumper trap bar deadlift off a box is performed in exactly the same manner as a regular trap bar deadlift off a box. Put the Power Jumper on, stand on the box, then bend down and grip the trap bar by the handles, then driving up from your hips, explode up. Keep your core tight so that your upper leg muscles are doing the majority of the work, not the lower back. One of the benefits of using a trap bar is that it is much easier on your back, but you still have to lift correctly to avoid putting excessive pressure on it, particularly when you removesome of the leverage advantages by starting on a box.

Whilst you can use the Power Jumper with very heavy weights, more beneficial results are achieved using it with slightly lighter weights and trying to lift with a greater degree of explosive speed.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to the Power Jumper Trap Bar Deadlift Off a Box are:

Trap Bar Deadlift

Power Jumper Trap bar Deadlift

Trap Bar Deadlift off a Box

Power Jumper Sumo Grip Deadlift

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