Vertical Jump Programs
Anyone know any good ones that are essentially free??? I dont mind paying money for a book, but honestly I just want to switch up training a little bit for a higher vertical leap. I'm willing to put in months of dedication and hard work for added inches. Any of you know a proven workout that should get me to my goal?
Do some reading on plyometrics and DE training and how to implement them into your program. Ive read most of the vertical jump articles on elitefts and they all seem to be pretty good.
Check out Kelly Baggetts stuff. Higher faster stronger .com...Theres also a thread below this one that has some links in it on Kelly's articles.
10 years ago i had 39 inches...life happened got old and fat and was down to 24...could barely touch the rim...I've been doing some of his stuff for 2 weeks and have gained 4 inches already.
Originally Posted by slashkills
The common theme among jump programs is developing more power in the hips and glutes and plyometric/speed training for the jump.
It will boil down to a little bit of specificity as with anything else. Practicing the jumps will help.
Do you have access to plyometric boxes?
yes I believe a 34" and a 42" box are at the gym I go to
I have done LOTS of plyos in my day and I can tell you they work! Just don't forget the stretch reflex portion of each movement and remember that you are training your muscles to get to maximum strength in the shortest time possible not shortest range of motion???? Hope that makes sense?
On a side note, I did some plyometric training with some world class guys and I mean guys who could single cycle (one leg) bound 45 yards on 8 touches, thats an everage of almost 17 feet per cycle on one leg, not rotating legs and from a standing start and they all told me that they did not feel they could safely single leg bound hard until they could squat 2.5 times their own body weight easily???? Not to mention it can be really hard on the joints, but in most of the power lifting type plyos I have seen it is mostly double leg stuff anyways.... I have been doing some at home...
But when I learned to bound my vertical went through the rooffff! I had a lot of fun playing pick up games of B ball back in the day :)
Just a thought..... Good luck brother!