I searched the site briefly for info but was unable to locate what I was looking for.
Anyone have any advice on training specifically geared towards increasing my vertical. I'm looking to jump higher while playing basketball.
I know squats and calf raises are probably the ticket, but wondering if there are any specific routines out there for increasing your vertical.
if you're really serious about this, buy Kelly Baggett's Vertical Jump Development Bible. Not only does it tell you what to do, it's full of all the science so you can learn how to teach yourself and others. It's pretty much the #1 authority on jumping higher.
it comes in hardcopy or e-book format, and IIRC is only $40.
Deadlift 1x5 @ 408 Squat Max @ 370
CG Bench 1x7 @ 225 Power Clean Max @ 235
W Chinups 3x10 @ +50 Dips 1x5 @ +115
Height - 6'3 Weight - 194lbs Age - 21
"I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end." - Larry Bird
Vertical training is over complicated.
Squats yes, as well as wide stance box squats, box jump variations with weight and without weight
Forget calf training. You don't jump with your calves, you jump with your hips, glutes and hams.
I incorporated Broad Jumps into my dynamic warm ups and i have to say i noticed my vert went up almost over night.
Bench: Half a subway club
Squat: to pee
Deadlift: no thanks
don't let the 12" pythons fool you....i can run way faster scared than you can mad