How to improve your vertical?
- 01-11-2007, 04:34 PM
- 01-11-2007, 04:40 PM
- 01-11-2007, 04:42 PM
01-11-2007, 04:43 PM
But to help answer it: deadlifts! Believe it or not. Power lifters/Olympis lifters often have higher verticals than basketball players! You generate your jumping ability mostly from your hips, hip flexors, glutes, etc. Try doing deadlifts and explode upwards and really thrust your hips forward. You can even try getting up onto your toes when you pull the weight up.
Also, when doing squats, explode upwards and onto your toes as well.
01-11-2007, 04:48 PM
01-11-2007, 04:59 PM
01-11-2007, 08:47 PM
plyometrics - bounds and jumps
work your legs unilaterally - one at a time.
train with an emphasis on explosiveness - use lighter weight and focus on moving the weight, as quick as you can while still in control, using fast cadence.
01-11-2007, 08:53 PM
As the others stated, Plyometrics is a very successful way to go about doing this. I have to say, though explosive concentrics are good for further generating power, going onto your toes as you are doing squats?? That is only slightly dangerous.Originally Posted by JJC
01-11-2007, 08:59 PM
There was an article/training routine to help increase the height you jump but I can't remember the name...ultimately I think plyometrics is your best bet.
01-11-2007, 10:57 PM
Not necessarily toes...but squat down parallel, push up through your heels, then explode up to the balls of your feet so that your heels leave the ground slightly. Clearly you could not do this at your max weight. Use good judgment....Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier
It's more about finding ways to develop explosive power. Clearly you should be doing plyometrics and various jumping routines, core lifts like squats and deads, and even sprints. What I said above is just a variation of an important exercise. But with every lift, exercise caution. If you don't agree, then alright.
01-12-2007, 11:22 AM
no supplement is gonna help your vertical
those jump shoes, box jumping, and short hard sprints are what you need.. Those fast twitch muscle fibers are very important.. Add some heavy calf raises in there to get a balanced calf workout.
I was dunking a basketball at 5' 10" at 14 years old...
03-20-2008, 02:57 PM
jump sole, w/ the plyometric workout routine.
and i cant believe ppl havent sed power cleans yet...if done correctly this workout can get u explosive leg power.
03-20-2008, 02:58 PM
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