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The Easiest and Most Effective Workout to Increase Vertical

5 April 2011 No Comment

If you want to jump higher, you will definitely need the workout to increase vertical. And you have come to the right place. We have all the jumping workouts that you need to start jumping up to 10 inches higher.

To start, you need to know that this workout to increase vertical will be different than your usual jump workout because you don’t use any heavy weights or squats or anything like that in order to jump higher, instead you need quick movements that will build that explosive power that you really need in order to increase your vertical.

If you do not focus on the quick movements you will actually lose vertical jump and your workout will be unproductive.

You can look all over this website for any other workout to increase vertical, but I’ll give you one here for now:

  • Box Jumps – This is always a great one to start with because it gets your legs firing quickly and higher than most people start out with. Get a large box, stand in front of the box, and then using both legs and swinging both arms, jump as high as you can and onto the box. Hop back down off the box, then repeat. Perform 3 sets of 15.
  • Jump Rope – This will condition your calves and lower legs to give that little extra boost of power on your jump. And having strong calves is beneficial to your quickness on your jump as well as your sprint, so you can run faster and jump higher very easily when you can train your calves with jump rope. Do 100 jumps with a jump rope in a row, when that is too easy, add 100 more.
  • Squat Jump – This is a simple variation of a typical squat which uses no weights. With this squat jump, get in squat position and slowly lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the ground. At this point, explode upwards and reach for the ceiling. After you jump, land softly with your knees bent and move directly into the next squat. Perform 3 sets of 15.

When this workout to increase vertical becomes too easy, simply add repetitions to 25 or more. After that start adding sets up to 5 sets total. If those are getting too easy, you need something like the Jump Manual to really take you to the next level.

Or grab our list of jumping exercises so you can add those to your quick list of workouts. Or check out this video that has absolutely everything you need.

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