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Are you an
competitive athlete who wants to jump higher? You can increase your vertical/horizontal leap a lot faster than you may think and I will show you 2 exercises that help you do just that.
Some people can naturally jump higher than others but both natural jumpers and non-jumpers alike can benefit from a plyometric exercise routine. Let's look at the first exercise that will help you increase your vert.
- These aren't normal squats of 3 sets of 10. These are designed to produce more power in your legs to make you jump higher not to get big legs. So to produce speed and strength you have to train them differently. This means you will be [using the same weight you would 'regularly', but] lowering the reps to 6 and increasing the speed with which you do them. You will notice that they become much harder to do but they are teaching your legs speed and you need fast muscles to jump higher.
- These are very important for training you legs to have powerful reflexes. When it boils down to it, jumping is all about reflexology. When you bend you knees before you jump your reflexes react and cause you legs to strengthen. You want this to occur as quickly as possible and with as much power as possible. What causes it to react with more power? Having all your muscles fire at the exact same time will produce more power. Jumping onto boxes will train the muscle fibers to fire in unison. These will also be done in sets of low reps from 6 to 8. You want to jump higher not longer, so stay away from the high rep exercises.
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