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How to Use Basketball Workouts to Jump Higher

31 March 2011 No Comment

The best way to add skills to your sport is to incorporate the workouts, that’s why these basketball workouts to jump higher will add basketball skills as well as jumping workouts to improve your vertical jump. When you want to do both at the same time, you save a lot of time as well as improve your ability to get both skills together.

So what do you need for the best basketball workouts to jump higher? Well you need a couple things: first you need a place to run and jump and practice basketball such as a basketball court or gym. Also, if you have plyometric boxes, you can add different workouts with your basketball workouts to jump higher.

Lay Up Drills

There are a lot of ways to do this drill, but when I do it by myself or just a few guys, we can get the best workout in because there is no rest. And that is key, with no rest, you have to push yourself harder than if you were just by yourself. A little friendly competition is the best thing.

But start about the 3 point line and drive hard towards the basket for a lay up, but make sure to jump as high as you possibly can every single time. This will not only help you score more often on lay ups, but it will also get you used to jumping as high as you can every time and that will program your body to give it all each time. This helps to get push the endurance and push through that end-of-game-tired that we all feel.

Tap Jumps

I have heard these be called a lot of different things before, but I just call them tap jumps or high jumps. Stand under the basket and jump as high as you can to touch a spot on the backboard (or pick a spot on the wall if you can’t reach the backboard). Note where that spot is and then jump up 20 times in a row, reaching for that same spot.

You will have to force yourself to jump extremely high on each jump in order to get to that spot each time, but that will force you to push yourself which is the point.

Take these two basketball workouts to jump higher and you will see that they can help increase your vertical if you do them at least once a day. Feel free to repeat them every few days in order to get the most out of them if you can, or simply add more to each workout.

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