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    Improving Vertical Leap

    What is the best workout for jumping high? Should more emphesis be put on calves or quads?

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    PLYOMETRICS

    i have answered this a dozen times.go back and read some old posts.great vertical leapers and sprinters have GREAT REACTION TIME!!!NOT HUGE MUSCLES!!!!(sure they may have muscular bulids but thats' not even half of what makes them what they are).anyone who tells you different is an idiot.you need plyometrics not huge legs and calves right now.squat all you want, if your reaction time sucks so will your times or heights.

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    oh

    and your power muscles for spriting and vertical leap are in your ass and hamstrings.you need an excellent plant foot to be an explosive leaper.you last three steps make up your jump.step 3(your shoulders should be square) step 2(you should be hitting your plants foot by rolling off your heel onto your front foot).people make the mistake of actually planting the foot and not rolling of the heel.if you plant it, you negate all positive energy toward the ground and not up(vertically).you last step is not a step but a knee drive just above parallel to the ground.lead the jump w/ your chest and shoulders square.arms should be controlled.eyes are on your target.if you are a highjumper, you should have your eyes on the opposite crossbar post(this is what helps to square your shoulders.now this is how you execute a proper jump.now if someone tells you teh squat your brains out of do calves raises to you fall down, tell them to come see me and i'll jump over the fuckign house to prove them wrong.i have trained 3 state HJ champions.i was a hs(state, shore conference, county),college(Div 1), TAC,junior development, and nike tour, HJ and 110HH champion.still coach and train

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    Excellent post PBNYC!!

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    thanks pete

    it can't all be jokes right?

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    thanks, i appreciate it

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    well, what would be a good workout to improve jumping though?

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    I would have to recommend squatting your brains out and doing calf raises till you fall down.

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    thats' it lush

    where do you live?hahahahaha

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    how many reps and sets for both?

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    LUSH!!WHAT THE HELL DID YOU START?

    ok lush since you got him actually believing you he's all yours buddy,hahahaah. do 1 set x til your brains fall out
    calves raises x til you fall down.

    fucker did you read my posts!!!!!!go into your little search engine of yours and look into P-L-Y-O-M-E-T-R-I-C training.what do you want from us?!!!we give you answers and you ask teh same fuckign question again. you whoever you are, lush was busting my balls, but you'll be busting your own for 50% of the gains in speed in strength wo/ that P word i like to keep using.

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    Hahahahha


    Yeah- what Partyboy said. I wuz just jerking his chain on my post. Somebody taking it seriously though makes it about 10 times better

    What does plyometric mean though?

    But just to help you out Muscle- a buddy of mine was on the Canadian ski jumping team and he did about infinity squats at the gym. And "hops" I believe he called them. I can't quite remember exactly what they were- the name tells you about as much as I can remember. ( I think they're like jump-rope without the rope)

    Yeah that fucker was about 150 soaking wet- and did squats with well over 500lbs....

    To tell you the truth though I don't know if he was actually any good at jumping though....

    Plyometric ehhhh??

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    here you guys.it's a good start


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    wrong address this is the one

    www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/plymo.htm sorry for that, now you've got a good start

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    thanks

    to the previous posts, I am not totally clueless
    and I don't like to refer to old posts because of new studies

    I am just gathering second opinions

    thanks.

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    Originally posted by MuscleGuru
    and I don't like to refer to old posts because of new studies

    Dude...we're not mad at you but this board is 3 months old...the old posts and information contained in them are pretty recent.

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    REFER to old posts......

    When you think something may be outdated - ask us

    and things dont go outdated in the workout section very often...

    whered you get your handle MuscleGuru?

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    lol allright

    handle -> just made it up on the spur of the moment

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    Brother...you should consider changing it to "question guru".....that was a joke. But a funny one none the less

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    yea i might have to lol

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