Track Field Training How to Increase Your Vertical Jump
Hi I'm Les Whitley. I'd like to take a fewminutes now and talk to you about how to improve your vertical jump. Your vertical jump isagain your ability to push force into the ground to propel your body upward overcomingthe forces of gravity, traveling upward through space. Knowing where you start or knowingwhere your vertical jump is to begin with is a great way to start. Once you identifywhat your vertical jump is usually measured in inches you know where you want to go andhow far you want to progress from as little as a gain of one inch up to three inches overthe course of a six to a twelve week time frame is actually a pretty good improvement.Putting force in the ground means that you
have got to get stronger, utilizing exercisessuch as the squat, to develop a good base of power for the lower body but then alsomaximizing the transfer of that power through incorporating exercises like the power cleanor the overhead snatch, the olympic movements which involve very speed oriented movementsto that you are maximizing that power output in minimal time. The vertical jump is a veryquick movement. You are putting maximal force in a very short amount of time. The otherthing becomes technique ideally setting yourself up as a spring, springing and loading yourselfup into a position, not to overcompensate by staying too long in a deep position sothat the muscles become taxed and fatigued.
You want to set yourself up by causing a nicespring effect swinging your arms down which preloads those muscles engaging the musclesof the hips, the muscles of the lower body, the calves and then forcefully swinging yourarms up high to again maximize that vertical leap so arms start up high, forceful drivedown and then rebound for maximal height.
Exercising Tips How to Get a Good Vertical Jump of Up to 6 Inches
Hi, I'm Ken Kashabura, personal trainer andfreelance fitness writer, and today, I'm going to talk about how to get a good vertical jump.All right, when you want to get a good vertical jump you need three things; you need flexibility,you need strength, and you need quickness, okayé And there is a few different exercisesyou can do; mostly plyometric or ballistic training drills. And what we're going to begoin' through today; fivefivefive squats especially made to put all three aspects ofa vertical jump together into one. What you're going to do here is you're going to hold dumbbellsor kettlebells in your hands, and what you're going to do is you're going to do five squats,very deep, very slow. Work on your stability,
works on your flexibility, so you can getdown deep into a squat and you can come up. So, you're going to do five nice and slow.The second five you're going to do is you're going to do five squats, but these are goingto be very fast squats, okayé So five slow, and then five fast. And then, the last oneyou're going to do jump with the squats, you're going to do jump squats, so you're going toget down into your squat, jump as high as you can, come back down. You never stop movingduring these fivefivefive squats. Give yourself about thirty seconds. Get right back intoit. Do about four to six sets. I'm Ken Kashabura, and that's how you get a good vertical jump.