How To Jump Higher

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Chance Haskins, Writer

 

Jumping is critical in most sports. Jumping to catch a pass or deflect a pass. Jumping for a rebound or to try to dunk. Get a header above the rest. Jumping to catch a ball from a hit. You get it jumping is a critical asset for a lot of sports. I am going to give you 3 easy things to increase your vertical jump.

I personally like to jump 1 foot. Some people like to go 2. If you go off 2 you should get low and then exploud up. If you go off 1 you need your momentum to get higher. You should think how hard I push down is how hard I get up.

I work out 4-5 times a week with weights. If you don’t have weights you can use a bag with a lot of books or anything heavy. Some things you can do are squats, sumo deadlift, box jump, calf raises, and balance if you don’t know what those are look it up.

I play basketball every day of the week and jump a lot the more you jump the more those muscles will adapt and get used to it. Find yourself a hoop and aim for a goal whether that is net, backboard, rim, dunk, or even if you have to find a small hoop to get your goal just get your friends and see who gets higher. I personally hit net standing and then touch backboard and then go for the rim.