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    What lifts help Jumping?

    What lifts help long jumps, and vertical jumps? I know that Squats do, but any other lifts that are more specialized?

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    throwing weights in a back pack, and ankle weights

    then jump around

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    Are you serious?

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    Just posted so this was easy to find later. I don't feel like typing much right now.

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    Cleans,squats, calf raise's seated and standing.
    But the best of them all: Strenght shoes!

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    when i played basketball we use to work out that way

    so when you take the weights off you can jump higher and run faster

    it does help

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    I do plyometrics, this helps a ton on my agility, whether it be jumping, turning, spinning, etc.

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    I am a avid volleyball player, squats and lots of calf exercises. Truthfully to be a good jumper I think that your legs and calves have to be strong, but overall fit and weight I think play an important factor in that as well. I train my entire body for VB, but it is a very demanding sport, for those of you who have ever played sand volleyball doubles, (you know what I mean).
    Anythign that involves your legs is important when improving yoru jump...

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    MBaraso and DBC are right. Jumping doesn't seem to be linked to calf muscle size. Doing explosive jumping movements improves jumping better than any weightlifting will.

    When I graduated high school, I had a vertical jump of 42" and I could long jump 21'. Needless to say, I could do some sick shit with a basketball. A lot of it is genetic. I don't have large calves at all.

    It has to do with your natural makeup of muscle fibers. Fast twitch fibers are what cause jumping ability. To train them, you have to do explosive jumping movements. That is why strength shoes work. Also, movements like box jumps, leaping lenas, etc. Not saying that you shouldn't lift with your calves also, but that is not where most of your improvement will come from.

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    What are strength shoes?

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    Oh, and increasing my jumping ability will also help my speed bursts in sprinting I assume?

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