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Single Leg Burpees

Best Use For Improving Vertical Jump

Single leg burpees, like their twp legged counterparts, are a brutal exercise that really get the heart rate going. In terms of improving vertical jump performance they have 2 main uses. One, using plenty of reps and short rest breaks they are a great conditioning tool and if your bodyfat levels are too high than burpees, as part of a focused training plan and a good diet are great for stripping off the excess weight.

In shorter bursts the burpee is a great explosive strengthexercise due to having to overcoming the deep position of the very low squat. The single leg version is particularly challenging and an excellent choice for single leg jumpers.

Technique Tips

For both Conditioning and explosive strength building purposes burpees are best performed at a fast pace with a great degree of emphasis on getting out of the bottom position quickly and powerfully.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to single leg burpees are

Single Leg Paused Frog Jump


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