Since the days of Jordan and Michael Powell, there has been debate, curiosity and experiments comparing base line leaping basketball players to sky high jumpers in track and field. We asked our resident leap expert, Coach Myreon Sartin, the "Bounce Coach" what he thinks about translating court skills to bar skills.... As we all know the most explosive movement or action in a basketball game is a dunk. Everyone who plays the game probably envisions themselves on a fast break and going up for a windmill or tomahawk slam. Well as a basketball and track coach, I tend to scout...
What is a technical aspect of your sport you are focusing on or have previously improved?
Speed development ! Training consists of getting to top speed quicker and maintaining that speed over the course of the race. consists of a lot I'm doing a lot of plyos, speed endurance running, and weight room every day.
Do your find yourself drawing on your strengths that made you successful in athletics to pursue success in your new fields?
Everyone who knows me knows that I’m coachable, energetic, determined, focused, loving, and a “get the job done.” My strengths make me the person I am today. However, being coachable is so important.
Why is warming up just as important as recovery?
Warming up takes just a few minutes and it makes a difference for a great workout. It assist helps promote your blood flow and preps your body for exercise. Your muscles tend to respond better to challenges if they’re loose and warm. Most importantly, it reduces chances of injury.
"Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance"