12//13/2009 - 12/19/2009: Standing Broad Jump
Again, keeping it simple. No equipment and just a little space needed. Just wear good shoes and use a forgiving surface.
We tend to overlook the importance of explosive strength as it relates to the average person or hunter. While you may not be out there sprinting, explosive power is the power that you or I will draw on when we attempt to recover our balance or react to a suprise. These things happen while hunting and they are a common source of injury.
Anyway, you will remeber the broad jump from 5th grade gym class. Only back then they used it as a test, rather than a workout. For our purposes, we will set a distance that is considerably shorter than your maximum broad jump (whatever that may be). Strive to span the distance in a way that allows both feet to leave the ground and hit the ground together.
You can perform them in sets, say 20 reps with a short rest and repeat 2-3 times. Or you can perform them for time, say one minute of broad jumps, one minute of rest and repeat 2-3 times. Or you can perform them for density, say five minutes of broad jumps, striving to do as many as you can in that period.