Basketball Workouts – Jump Higher
There are a few different great basketball workouts to jump higher. And most of them obviously involve lots of jumping. The key here is to fatigue your muscles while keeping your fast twitch muscles working so you get the most of everything. So whenever you are playing basketball make sure that you are jumping as high as possible for every rebound, every lay-up and every shot you take. There is no reason to not jump as high as possible.
And also remember that when you workout with any exercise, your muscles use the biggest strongest muscle fibers, but when they fatigue, that is when they have to recruit more muscle fibers to take more of the stress. So the key to jump higher more quickly is to make sure that you are still jumping as high as possible no matter how tired you are. This will work all your muscles more thoroughly and give you more growth.
Basketball Workouts to Jump Higher
Full court lay-ups.
Start at one end of the court underneath the basketball hoop. Throw the basketball out to almost half court and chase it down so that you reach the basketball around the 3 point line of the opposite hoop. Continue running and grab the basketball, take one or two dribbles before jumping as high as you possibly can and lay it in the hoop.
Repeat from that side of the court. Set a time limit of about 5 minutes and then give yourself a goal of number of lay-ups to make. But make sure that you are jumping as high as possible, because this is a basketball workout to jump higher, not just improve your lay-ups.
Pick a spot on the backboard (or the rim if you can jump that high), and with both feet on the ground, jump up and touch that spot about 10-15 times. Make sure not to let yourself slack down after a couple jumps even though your muscles will not want to bring you up as high as your first jump. But continually pushing yourself to jump higher will be the key to improving your vertical.
Repeat at least 3 sets with a long rest (2-5 minutes) in between.