Triple Hop For Distance

HOW: Set up a starting line on the ground with an object or piece of tape. You will need to start with your toe behind the line and your hands on your hips. Hop forward on one foot 3 consecutive hops and see how far you can jump in those 3 hops. You must stick and hold the 3rd hop in order for the test to count. You get 3 attempts at this test.  Measure the distance between the starting line and your heel. Average the three distances, rest and then perform on your other leg. If you reach 90% average of the distance as your non-injured leg, you passed this test! FEEL: You should feel your entire lower leg musculature working while hopping and landing.  COMPENSATION: Keep your hands on your hips while hopping forwards. Create a soft landing with your lower leg going slightly forwards instead of landing tall and flat-footed.
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