Lebron James' Vertical Jump is an AMAZING 41 Inches! Improve YOUR Vertical With This Workout.

By Brayden Fisher

Lebron James has quickly risen to be one of the best players in the NBA. So what has made him so great? Well, his 41" vertical jump didn't hurt. In fact, Lebron James' vertical leap gives him a significant advantage over his competition. He can easily pull down rebounds, raise up to block shots, and throw down some powerful dunks. I can't promise you that you will be dunking like Lebron, but if you implement the proper training program you CAN significantly increase your vertical leap.

If you want to increase your vertical leap then you need to strengthen the muscles used to propel you into the air. So which muscles do we want to focus on? We will get the most benefit from the quads, hamstrings and calves. These muscles are responsible for about 80% of your power when jumping.

The exercises I have below will not only strengthen these muscles but they will help you increase your vertical as well. So let's take a look at them:

Heavy Squats - This is BY FAR the best overall exercise you can do for your vertical jump. It hits every muscle group that we are focusing on. Notice I said "Heavy" squats. When performing this exercise you should not be able to do more than 8 reps per set.

Pausing Jump Squats - This exercise will allow you to mix up your routine a bit. Use a weight that is about 25 percent of your max. Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the ground and then hold this position for 3 seconds. Now, EXPLODE UP and jump as high as you can. Do 3 sets of 8.

Sprints - Doing 50 and 100 yard sprints are the perfect exercise to improve your top speed, explosion, and your vertical leap. A few times a week you should do 3 to 5 sets of sprints at full speed.

Another area that is often neglected is a person's form when they are jumping. It is very common to receive a 3 or 4 inch immediate increase in your vertical jump by simply implementing the right jumping techniques. So how can I say this? Well, I have seen it in myself. To get more information on perfecting you jumping technique then visit the links I have below: - 31494

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