Here’s how you can jump higher, reach new heights, and play at a higher level by increasing your vertical jump big time.
If you play any sport that requires you to jump, use your quickness, or explosive movements then you will benefit from vertical jump training. It will help you to become a more dominate and explosive athletes at any level.
How Can I Jump Higher
Always train max level of force. When ever you are doing jump/vertical training, you should always train at max force. Meaning that if you start the day and you are doing box jumps (for instance) and you are jumping at 30″, if later in the workout you are only able to jump at 26″, then it’s time to stop for the day. You don’t wanna train at a lower level. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t tired yet. Being tired has nothing to do with having a “good” workout when it comes to vert training.
Use correct tech when doing plyos. Technique is critical when it comes to increasing your vertical and jumping high. Practice doesn’t make perfect, it makes permanent. So, always train or practice correctly so that you will get more out of your practice and out of your training. Then you will see better performances & an increased vert. Alignment or your joints, use of your arms, and max force is part of great technique.
Don’t use ankle weights. Many athletes believe that you should ankle weights to help with adding weight during jump workouts. This is not good for you. It puts to much stress on your ankle, knee, and hip joints. If you want to train with weight you would do that in the weight room or use a weighted vest.
Take creatine, protein, & a lot of water. These supplements help your body to recover and helps you also to be able to give max effort for a longer period of time. Your body naturally makes creatine, but for athletes it’s usually not enough, and adding this supplement can help you to get more out of your workouts and decrease your recovery time. Protein is vital for any muscle movement period & so is water. Without enough of these you will see increase injuries, slow recovery, and sub-par performances.
Work lower body alignment. As I mentioned earlier, alignment is crucial to jumping at max potential. Not being properly aligned is like misfiring when you jump. You aren’t getting all of the force from each section of your body to help increase your lift off the ground. The joints to focus on are ankle, knees, and hips.
You can jump higher no matter how high you jump now, how “bad” you think your genes are, or what level athlete you are. Jumping is a science that can be applied to any athlete that’s wants more.