Exercise To Increase Vertical Leap

By Trajko Dangov

The basketball players with the highest vertical leap like Vince Carter and Kobe Bryant haven't bought or for that matter, used, any programs on increasing their vertical. It was just very natural to them that their level of play has been little higher and little more "vertical" than the average basketball player. They were involved in parts of the game that required them to jump more and more. They haven't been hanging around with jump rope that much, that's for sure.

It's common sense that the more that you use your muscle the stronger it will get. It's a no-brainer that their leg muscles will be so developed that their vertical leap has increased dramatically. They've imposed more demand than the average player and eventually their muscles expanded. That's something to remember for you, muscles expend by demand. What we can all learn from that is that we can work on specifically designed exercises that attack those vital parts of our legs that make the difference between jumping high and jumping not that high.

Tested exercises like explosives. An explosive is...

Jump as high as it gets and while in the air, bring your knees to your chest. As soon as you touch the ground you would complete one rep. In order to complete one set you have to do 20 reps. In order to finish for the day you would do 3 sets. In order to finish for the week you would maintain this working schedule 3 to 4 days a week, depending on how your body reacts (whether you feel a lot of pain, etc...)

Now, the important thing to keep in mind is that while you are working on your vertical leap, it's not uncommon that your jumping ability will actually be decreased. That's due to the fact that your muscles are sore, your tissues torn and possibly your energy in your whole legs diminished. That is good, that is what you want. That means that you are doing the explosives the right way.

Take home lesson? Be persistent, don't throw in the towel and within a very short period of time you will be able to notice results in the ease and explosiveness in your vertical.

No need to come up with unproven exercises. Trust the proven exercises that have been tried by so many ballers around the globe - 31494

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