3 Things to Increase Jumping Ability in your Jumping Higher Workouts
These are some off-the-wall things that I have found to work for me when I’m trying to increase jumping ability with my own jumping higher workouts. The reason is that you usually don’t think about what you are eating as much as you should and definitely don’t think about things like cold showers to help to recover from your jumping workouts.
First, watch what you eat right before any workout, but especially your jumping workouts. The reason is because you can have a nice big steak if you are just lifting weights, but that’s not what happens in jumping higher workouts. You need to have something small, but think an hour ahead of your jumping workout so that it can get out of your stomach and not flop around while jumping. This will give you more ability to focus and increase jumping ability.
Second, what are you drinking? And I don’t mean just soda or alcohol or anything. I’m talking about what do you use to recover from or give you energy during the workouts? Most people drink Gatorade or Water, or most likely you don’t drink anything. That is the biggest mistake. For any jumping higher workouts, you should focus on keeping your energy high so that you can actually increase jumping ability. Otherwise you will be throwing away improvement. Find a good mix to put into your water. I’ve found a lot of these at running or cycling stores.
Third, take a cold shower. No, not for that reason. It is because taking a cold shower will lower your blood sugar and insulin levels, and that means less fat retension and more muscle. There is a reason that professional athletes take ice baths after big games and workouts, and it’s not because it’s fun, it’s not. It is because it helps their muscles recover and it builds strength. So instead of taking an ice bath, simply turn your shower to cold for 2-3 minutes after you finish with cleaning up in the shower. That’s all it takes.
So get out and start your jumping workouts, because otherwise you are wasting time and keeping yourself from increasing jumping ability. It really doesn’t take much as long as you monitor progress and continue with your jumping workouts.