How to Jump Higher - Secret Techniques to Increase Vertical Leap

By: Steve Litt

Many people who play basketball want to learn how to jump higher so that they can be the one in the game that is counted on to help the team win.? Whether that is by getting hold of that rebound or making a slam dunk as the buzzer rings jumping high can truly help you in your game.? But to jump high doesn't come naturally to some and so you have to work at it.? If you are unsure of how to do that then let me be the one to help you out.

You see, the exercises that are needed to help you in learning how to jump higher are ones that don't generally require any kind of special equipment or gym fees.? The exercises that I find to be helpful are the ones that you can do pretty much any time and anywhere.? Whether while on the couch watching the game or when you are walking across the room, you can be doing things to tone your calves and other muscles.? A very small change that you can make is to attach ankle weights for when you go for a jog or if you are simply cleaning out the garage.? No need to add a lot of weight, if you can add two pounds or five pounds it doesn't matter so long as you are doing what is necessary to build up your leg strength.?

There are of course other things that will help you learn how to jump higher.? You are going to think it silly to say this but something that will really help to build up your calves and other leg muscles is skipping.? Skipping will probably not be the first thing to come to mind when you start thinking of way to build up leg strength but it should be.? To see what I am saying, imagine yourself skipping and think of the leg muscles that are involved to get you off the ground.? Of course you can't just dally about and expect results, each time you spring from the ground use your toes to take you higher each and every time.? Not only will it build up the necessary muscles but it will also help to work others as well.

Jogging is another way that can help you in your game.? Of course you can't just go on a three mile sprint and expect to come back alive but if you start easy and work your way up to the distance your want you will see an overall change in yourself.? Your lungs will hold more air, your legs will be stronger and your body will begin changing because of the different muscles that are used.? It will be something that can help you as you learn how to jump higher as the muscles that will be worked will be ones to help you achieve your goal.

Raising yourself onto your toes and then back down will work an amazing amount of muscles, especially your calves.? Working the quads is also something that is very important and that can be done by doing the squats that we all know and love.?

?What is important is realizing that anything done to an extreme can take all the fun out of it.? But if you work in moderation you will allow your body to work change for the good in a way that it can tolerate.

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