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Vertical Jump: The Surprising Way to Boost Your Fitness

Apr 28th 2014 at 1:06 AM

What does it mean to be in shape? Is it short-shorts and stamina on the trails? Is it more plates on the squat rack than a Thanksgiving dishwasher? Well, you can have all of these and still lack the fast-twitch power it takes to have a good vertical leap. Exercises increasing your “vert” are also great for increasing cardiovascular endurance, boosting strength, and generally improving athleticism. Read on for 10 tips to fly higher (and get fitter at the same time).

Keep it simple. Before upping the ante, it’s important to have a strong foundation; that is, plenty of leg strength. While many vertical leap guides and tutorials provide countless, often intricate exercises in order to improve jump speed, agility, and overall vertical leap, the power’s simply got to be there first. So, if you can’t squat 1.5x your body weight (a good benchmark for strength, according to Greatist Expert and trainer Jordan Syatt), start with basic squats and related exercises, such as box jumps, deadlifts, and other exercises across the vertical plane. Those who are more advanced can then move to lateral and other more minor movements, Syatt suggests .

Stretch it out. Athletes of all levels often underestimate the importance of stretching. But frequent static stretching has been found to increase vertical leap and other fast-twitch power exercises. Stretching increases range of motion (flexibility), which allows for further activation of muscle groups. Too much flexibility won’t help power, but a solid stretching routine will help vert. Those who think stretching is for yogis… might get dunked on by a yogi. for more info visit this site (http://www.writeiton.com/womens-health/Venus-Factor-Scam-Effective-drop-of-olive-oil)


Jump around. Jumping rope is believed to improve many athletic functions that lead to a higher vertical, such as explosiveness and timing. It also strengthens muscles in the lower legs that might not be as engaged during other exercises, such as squatting. Bonus: Jump ropes are cheap, portable, and light, and can be used virtually anywhere. And don’t just skip in place — try mixing in some trickier plyometric moves.

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Vertical Jump: The Surprising Way to Boost Your Fitness

Apr 28th 2014 at 2:20 AM

What does it mean to be in shape? Is it short-shorts and stamina on the trails? Is it more plates on the squat rack than a Thanksgiving dishwasher? Well, you can have all of these and still lack the fast-twitch power it takes to have a good vertical leap. Exercises increasing your “vert” are also great for increasing cardiovascular endurance, boosting strength, and generally improving athleticism. Read on for 10 tips to fly higher (and get fitter at the same time).                                                         

Keep it simple. Before upping the ante, it’s important to have a strong foundation; that is, plenty of leg strength. While many vertical leap guides and tutorials provide countless, often intricate exercises in order to improve jump speed, agility, and overall vertical leap, the power’s simply got to be there first. So, if you can’t squat 1.5x your body weight (a good benchmark for strength, according to Greatist Expert and trainer Jordan Syatt), start with basic squats and related exercises, such as box jumps, deadlifts, and other exercises across the vertical plane. Those who are more advanced can then move to lateral and other more minor movements, Syatt suggests .

Stretch it out. Athletes of all levels often underestimate the importance of stretching. But frequent static stretching has been found to increase vertical leap and other fast-twitch power exercises. Stretching increases range of motion (flexibility), which allows for further activation of muscle groups. Too much flexibility won’t help power, but a solid stretching routine will help vert . Those who think stretching is for yogis… might get dunked on by a yogi. for more info visit this site and share to othets as many as more as more as you can (https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/forums/range/read.php?8,32534)


Jump around. Jumping rope is believed to improve many athletic functions that lead to a higher vertical, such as explosiveness and timing. It also strengthens muscles in the lower legs that might not be as engaged during other exercises, such as squatting. Bonus: Jump ropes are cheap, portable, and light, and can be used virtually anywhere. And don’t just skip in place — try mixing in some trickier plyometric moves.

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