Are you looking to increase your vertical jump?
I came across an article that talks about this in a very good fashion, and by reading it I think you are well on your way to reaching your goal.
Will you take action and make it happen?
Anyways, here it is…
"In order to increase your vertical jump, it is important for you to do both power and strength training. Before engaging in any vertical jump training you need to consider reading this jump manual review and then warm up. This gets your body and muscles into the right ‘mood’ for the tough training activity ahead. It helps to prevent injury and soreness after the work out. Your recovery time will also be faster.
There are two types of warm up exercises you can do. You can do the..
- dynamic flexibility exercises
- static flexibility exercises.
Dynamic exercises as the name suggests are dynamic in nature. They include legs swings including lateral leg swings, moving your hips in circles as well as doing deep squats.
Static flexibility exercises on the other hand involve putting the muscles in a stretched state and then stretching them more. This will increase the tensile strength of your muscles as well as make them stronger. This will also help improve recovery after a strenuous workout as well as make the muscles less tight.
After the warm up you can begin doing strength exercises. Strength exercises include slow squats, weighted step-ups and lunges. In order to build strength you engage in basic weight training physical exercises. This will need to be slow and controlled. While doing this quality is more important than quantity and thus low reps with high intensity are preferable. Therefore push yourself to the maximum.
You will also need to engage in power training. This form of training requires faster, dynamic and explosive moments. This will involve explosive jumping, hopping and bounding. The power clean is a good example of exercise that will help you boost your power. You can also include some plyometric drills in your training.
Lastly you also need to eat a proper diet containing essential nutrients. These are nutrients that maximize muscle gains as well as prevent injuries.