We have previously introduced the concept of Reactive Strength (see Sparta Point). Along with Maximal Strength and Strength Endurance, Reactive Strength is one of the primary methods that we use to elicit movement signatureTM adaptations.
Reactive Strength is the ability to absorb force in one direction, and rapidly apply more force in the opposite direction (quickly switch from eccentric to concentric). We divide reactive strength into three categories based on their type of ground contact.
Lateral line jumps are a Short Reactive Strength movement that emphasizes the lateral plane. Athletes must maintain body position (see Sparta Point), stiffness (see Sparta Point), and rhythm (see Sparta Point) in order to maximize height and distance on this movement.
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