Thread: Increasing verticle jump...
04-08-2004, 07:30 PM #1
Increasing verticle jump...
I'm posting in here as I know people view this forum a great deal. I am looking for any exercises you all can suggest to improve my verticle jump. Post away...
04-08-2004, 07:31 PM #2
plyometrics... do a search and it will show you how to do em, bc they would be hard to explain, but they work awsome bro.. good luck
04-08-2004, 09:50 PM #3AR Hall of Fame
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Plyometrics WITH Jumpsoles had me tearin' rims down.....
04-08-2004, 10:55 PM #4
04-08-2004, 11:29 PM #5
To max out your vert you need to improve the explosiveness of your lower body. Work the following routine into your leg day or use as your leg workout:
Exercise I. Smith Machine Squat/Squat Jump Compound Set:
In a Smith machine, go heavy with low reps on standard squats, thighs parallel to the floor at the bottom of each rep. Then rest just long enough to drop the weight considerably and do squat jumps. Focus on pushing the weight up as fast as possible and actually leave the floor briefly at the top of the motion. If your to tall for the Smith machine use a (light) free-weight barbell.
Exercise II. Standing calf raises with drop set:
Pile on the weight for a set of 8 reps, going all the way to the top and squeezing your calves. Then, drop the weight and do 10 reps as fast on the way up as you can. You should still control the resistance during the "down" portion, but the "up" phase should be super explosive--even if it means bending your knees to power the weight upl
Exercise III. Box Jump/Leg Extension Compound Set:
Find an open space and either a sturdy box or flat bench. Step off the box or bench and as soon as you hit the floor, explosively jump up as high as you can for 5 reps. The key here is to not rest on the floor--gather yourself when you're on the box, but when you hit the floor, your feet should touch for only a split second.
Follow those with 10 reps of leg extensions, again using explosive movements.
Also, your vert on the court extends past the weight room. Play pick up games you'll be jumping constantly and training your legs to be more explosive.
You'll be dunkin' on them boys in no time.......
04-09-2004, 12:54 AM #6
Here's what you do.
1) Have a buddy take a pic of a real nasty chick.......say, one with missing teeth
2) Make several copies of the pic and give them out to everyone you know and instruct them to sneak up to you and shove this pic in your face everytime they see you
3) after being startled and jumping when being suprised with the picture many times your vert will surely increase
It helps if the picture is of a really, really ugly woman. Remember:
More missing teeth = scarier picture = higher vertical jump
04-09-2004, 04:06 AM #7
try box squats and box squats or regular squats with chains or bands. That will increase your explositivity alot and should make you jump higher
04-09-2004, 08:55 AM #8Originally Posted by chicamahomico
04-09-2004, 05:48 PM #9
Have someone follow you around with a rather lage safety pin, before you know it you'll be jumping much higher. And saying words like ^%$@!~ especially if they hit the same spot more than once!
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