Improve Vertical

It is important to understand what a vertical jump is and what determines the height of a vertical leap before talking about the necessary training used to improve vertical jump. You have read or will read about the different methods involved to increase your vertical jump, like plyometric training, explosive lifting, and others, but it is important to go back to the basics and understand what contributes to your vertical leap so you can train correctly.

What is a vertical jump?

The vertical jump or vertical leap is the act of raising one’s center of gravity up from the ground in the vertical plane with the use of one’s own muscles.  For our purposes, it is the display of moving one’s center of gravity from the ground to the highest as possible point in the air.

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How to Choose the Right Exercises to Improve Your Vertical Jump

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How to Choose the Right Exercises to Improve Vertical Jump

Your vertical jump training program will surely contain many exercises for the purpose of helping you improve vertical jump. Unless you are experienced, it is easy to make bad choices that will not give you any results. This article will provide you with all the information you need on how to select exercises for your [...]

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Improve Vertical – The Single Leg Jump Guide

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The single-leg vertical jump, otherwise known as the unilateral jump, is something you either have or you don’t. In general, people are either good at it or they’re not. If you’re one of the single-leg jumpers, you have most certainly noticed that the majority of training resources to improve vertical jump are more oriented towards [...]

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Should You Do Isometric Exercises to Increase your Vertical?

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There’s been talk about Isometric exercises as a way to develop muscular power and to improve vertical jump. This article will discuss Isometrics and their relation to the vertical jump. What Are Isometric Exercises? Isometrics are a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction. They [...]

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Plyometric Exercises – Parameters for Your Plyometrics Program

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Plyometric Exercises

Plyometrics make an important part of your training when looking to increase your vertical jump. We discussed the importance of reactive strength and different plyometric exercises for increasing your vertical, as well as some of the factors that will allow you to perform these exercises safely and correctly, without going in details though. Training parameters [...]

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Are You Doing These Plyometric Exercises Mistakes?

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Implementing plyometric exercises in your training can be a very effective tool. It can help you with power, agility, speed, and to increase your vertical jump. However, if done poorly, they can be a waste of time, and worse, a hindrance and a potential hazard. There are some major mistakes that a lot of athletes [...]

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Top 4 Plyometric Exercises to Help You Jump Higher

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There are dozens of plyometric exercises that can be used to help improve reactive strength and in turn improve vertical, ranging from low intensity to high intensity, and broken into 3 methods of performance: Jumps, hops, and bounds. While I call these the “top exercises”, they are the most common exercises used when implementing plyometric [...]

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Important Information For You to Know Before Starting Plyometric Exercises

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Plyometric exercises play an important role when it comes to improving a vertical jump. Lower body plyometrics target specifically the parts of your body that play an important role in improving vertical jumping ability, however, if not applied correctly, plyometric training can lead to injuries and other problems. I mentioned this briefly in the introduction [...]

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Introduction to Plyometric Exercises to Improve Vertical

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Plyometric exercises to improve vertical

What are plyometric exercises? Plyometric exercises are a type of exercise training that involves repeated and rapid stretching and contracting muscles, designed to produce fast and powerful movements, for the purpose of increasing power, and such, improving performance in sports. The muscle is loaded with a lengthening action followed immediately by a shortening action, in [...]

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Jumping Technique Tips to Quickly Improve Your Vertical

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One of the easiest methods for increasing you vertical jump is jumping technique. If you want to improve vertical jumping ability, the first thing you might need to look at is your technique, and then practice jumping as high as possible. Technique is often an overlooked method that is rarely talked about, but it allows [...]

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How the Olympic Lifts Can Help you Improve Vertical Jump

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Nowadays, more and more strength and conditioning coaches are implementing Olympic lifting as a way of developing explosive power for their athletes. As you might remember, “power” plays a big role if you want to improve vertical jumping ability, and Olympic lifting is one of the best ways to develop explosive power, and more specifically, [...]

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