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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Soon to be lean... Joe Black's Avatar
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    Developing Speed And a Vertical Jump by Kelly Baggett - Jun 5th 2005

    Kelly Baggett gives detailed advice on the exercises you can perform to develop speed and a high vertical jump.

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    Wow no one has asked any questions?

    I liked the article very much. I'm looking to get the vert I used to have back and will be using this as a guideline. I do have one question though: Wouldn't it be better to do the strength exercises last? I remember reading something that says you shouldn't do plyo exercises when your legs are fatigued b/c it puts more stress on your joints and "secondary" muscles involved in the jumping motion. I know if I do the Limit Strength stuff first, I'll probably have difficulty jumping (or even just walking :-P). Thanks!

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    I have an interview with him on his new book which will be up around September 3rd. It's called the Vertical Jump bible. I've read it and it's definitely worth the money.
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    Bought it. Good read! I'm going to give the routines he outlines a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington View Post
    I have an interview with him on his new book which will be up around September 3rd. It's called the Vertical Jump bible. I've read it and it's definitely worth the money.
    Sorry for necroing, but wanted to ask about VJB, how is it? I heard really good reviews on it. I think I might purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endu View Post
    Sorry for necroing, but wanted to ask about VJB, how is it? I heard really good reviews on it. I think I might purchase.
    I have the Vertical Jump Bible, I really like it. I'm only a few weeks into the program but I've gained two inches on my vertical just from some of the tips and tricks that are in the book. Here's a Vertical Jump Bible Review to check out if you want.

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    Speed and Vertical Jump

    I have read quite a few articles by Kelly Baggett and definitely respect the advice and information! Another way to improve speed and vertical jump, depending upon your age, would be to start a carefully designed set of plyometric and weight training exercises. Through the correct and repeated application of plyometrics, you will be able to improve not only your jumping ability but also your explosiveness and ankle stability, which is very important. The right weight training exercises strengthen your entire lower body, consisting of your quads and hamstrings, calves, ankles, and your abs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jai3000 View Post
    start a carefully designed set of plyometric and weight training exercises. Through the correct and repeated application of plyometrics, you will be able to improve not only your jumping ability but also your explosiveness and ankle stability, which is very important. The right weight training exercises strengthen your entire lower body, consisting of your quads and hamstrings, calves, ankles, and your abs.
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