Read Three Plyometric Workouts To Improve Your Vertical Jump

By Blake Helton

Increasing your vertical requires a lot of motivation, effort, and doing the exercises the right way. Use these three plyometric exercises to help you improve your vertical jump. If you want to reach your main goal of jumping higher then set smaller, simpler goals of performing the exercises right the first time.

The following plyometric exercises are all very different and effective ways to improve your vertical. They are push-up jumps, drop jumps, and deep lunge jumps. Make sure that you do all three and not just one of them.

A push-up jump involves a few simple steps. First you should start standing straight up with your feet shoulder-width apart. As quickly as you can get down into a push-up position and do one push-up. Once you have done the push up bring your legs back under your body and jump up as high as you can. Continue this for a certain number of repetitions.

The next of many plyometric exercises is a drop-jump. All you need for this exercise is a box that is two feet or taller. Stand on the edge of the box and step off. Land with your knees bent as little as possible when you absorb the impact. Stay in the same position that you landed on for a couple of seconds and then get back on the box. Repeat this for however many repetitions you decide.

If you really want to improve your vertical, then this is the exercise for you. It is called a deep lunge jump. You will be sore next day so make sure you do not do this exercise the day before you have a big game or something like that. All you have to do is get into lunge position and push off with both feet so you jump forward. When you land, land with the same foot forward. Go all the way down the court using that same forward foot. Then come back the other way using a different foot.

Doing these exercises is a sure, but still simple, way to improve your vertical. Plyometrics are among the most effective vertical jumping exercises in the country, and for a reason. You will probably be sore afterwards, but it will be worth it when you jump inches higher.

If you do not feel sore after these exercises, then there are really only two reasons. The first is that you have done these exercises before or exercises similar to these. The other is that you are not doing the exercises correctly or you are not doing enough repetitions.

If you want to improve your vertical leap than you read the right information. Use these exercises to jump higher than you ever thought you could. Just make sure you perform everything right. - 31494

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