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Jacob Hiller talks about strength training and how to use it right in your vertical jump program. Key point is that do not use to light weight and to many repetitions. That`s not the right way to get stronger and jump higher. You must do your repetitions with max explosion and weight. To find out this theory details watch this video…
We all want to see fast results what ever we do but how to increase vertical jump fast? I`m totally honest with you when I say – You can`t! I know there is a lot of vertical jump programs on the market and they all promise amazing results in very short amount of time. In the real life only a few of them are serious training programs. I wrote this article to help you understand what`ll need to increase your vertical jump and which programs are working. If you don`t like to spend money on good vertical jump program you`ll need to know some basic stuff about vertical jump training. First make sure do you need to become faster, stronger or perhaps lighter. Yes losing weight is the easiest and fastest ways to increase your vertical jump. Maybe you are strong and fast enough but you just are to heavy. Lose those extra pounds and jump higher! Most of the cases athletes need to become stronger and faster. Maybe you are already strong enough but you just can`t use all that power in a very short period of time to be explosive. Then you must become faster. A typical … Continue reading
Vertical jump training tactics carry an important mission of attuning subsequental training outputs. The microcycle of vertical jump or any other training is based on a rule, that time of recreation isn’t sufficient, therefore creating a summation of effects of two or more training courses, resulting in bigger supercompensation. One option is like this: duration of the microcycle is one week, with scheme 5+1. In terms of gaining more from vertical jump training, the order of exercises is very important. You should start with exercises, that use large muscular groups and proceed, step by step, towards training smaller muscles. Starting with smaller muscles will stress them out, before large muscles gain enough output. Many small muscles are in work while training bigger muscular groups, therefore acting as a kind of helpers. The other important thing is the number of sets. There are many contrary opinions, whether to use one or several series while exercising. The inquiries indicate, that trainings, consisting of several sets, give nearly the same result as one-set trainings. The number of repetitions in one set depends on value of resistance. As training with small resistance doesn’t guarantee increment of strentgh, You should use resistance of 80-90% … Continue reading
Dwight Howard shows you he`s strength training / workout in gym. A lot of great exercises and tips how to jump higher and become better basketball player. + Dwight`s comments and explanations.
In order for you to jump high, many muscles in your body are used. Jumping is a movement which basically includes the whole body, starting from the shoulders and ending with toes. Yet, the importance of some muscles is significantly higher than the importance of others! Starting from the basics, it is logical that the most work has to be done by legs and feet and to those other muscles playing smaller parts are added. Image credit: stephricefitness.com The main strength which pushes you up when jumping comes from your thighs and glutes. Both the front and back sides of your thighs play an important role, also strong glutes are very helpful. Therefore one of the more common exercises for developing vertical jump is squats with a barbell. Deep squats and half-squats imitate the jumping movement i.e. in basketball. In order to jump high these muscles have to exceed a load equal to multiple times your body-weight! In addition to the upper leg muscles, also calf muscles and the foot are important. Although the calf muscles are not primary in a powerful vertical jump, they are still next in rank to the aforementioned. When jumping, the calf muscles work with … Continue reading