There’s nothing like being able to jump higher. And no matter what they say, your ability to jump higher isn’t only because of your genes.
I don’t care who you are, you can increase your vertical and jump higher in weeks (for any sport). Coincidentally working on your ability to jump higher will help you to run faster, become stronger, and increase your quickness.
Improve Vertical: 5 Secrets To Having Crazy Hops
Train hard in short burst. Most athletes think that in order to jump higher that you need to do more repetitions of exercises and that’s not the case.
You need to work hard, but in short, intense burst. Increase your intensity, not duration.
In order to increase your vertical you need to be able to increase your ability to do 1 repetition better first.
Do drills that will help you to increase your force. Strength & quickness will have the greatest effect on your ability to apply force.
In physics, a force is any influence that causes an object to undergo a change in speed, a change in direction, or a change in shape. In other words, a force is that which can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest)
Work quickness. Quickness is your ability to contract your muscles.
It’s the time that it takes for you to get your muscles to contract… and contraction of your muscles is what causes movement.
The faster you can contract, the faster you will move your muscles and the higher you will be able to jump.
Now don’t sit around “flexing” your muscles thinking that that will help you to jump higher.
The type of contraction that you need to work on comes from doing forceful exercises that recruit max muscle fibers. And using technique to help you achieve max height.
Don’t work on “endurance” if you want quickness & power. I see so many programs that try to get you to do 100s or 1,000s of repetitions, but that won’t help you to become more powerful.
Think about an Olympic or power lifter, do you think that they do hundreds of repetitions?
They don’t, they do sets of 1, 3, 5, and 6 mostly.
That’s because they want to train the right types of muscles and their central nervous system to be powerful and quick and explosive… not to have “endurance” or even “strength endurance”… but power.
Strength + Explosion = Power
Increase ankle strength. Being able to properly transfer force into your jumps with little lost of power will help you to jump higher.
In order to make this happen you want to strengthen your ankles and the muscles that move them. This will help you to have little to no lost in the transfer of force through your jump and takeoff.
Following (and applying) these tips will help you to improve vertical jumping ability by leaps and bounds (Lol). So, get started today, if you really want to be able to start jumping higher.