Kelly Baggett: Does Kelly Baggetts Program Work?

By: Luke Johnstone

If you are reading this article, you have probably heard of Kelly Baggett and his Vertical Jump Bible. If you are like me, you are probably now surfing the net looking for answers to questions like... Should I fork out my hard-earned money to buy it?...Is it worth it?...and Can I trust this guy?

As a long time vertical leap enthusiast myself, I have purchased many programs, including Kelly's vertical jump bible. I am going to give you my honest opinion of Kelly Baggett and his program so that you can see for yourself if his program is right for you.

To start with, Kelly Baggett writes in a very easy, down to earth manner. He prefers to use evidence with real world proof and examples, rather than complicated, scientific jargon. I found that this makes it much easier to grasp his concepts.

The program itself, is dead-simple to follow. He actually has 20 different programs to follow. Kelly gets you to do 3 basic tests, and the results of these tests determine which program you follow. Every set, rep and rest period is planned for and he has exercise photos and descriptions for every exercise in the program.

What's also great is that the program calls for training only twice a week, with each session lasting approximately one hour. This is how he differs from other programs. He puts an emphasis on recovery, which is vital. If you are training too much you will overtrain, and never achieve the results you are after.

I found it really easy to grasp his concepts because of the amount of real world proof he used. He gives many specific examples and proves that every person who has a great vertical leap has a few common qualities/traits. His program is then simply based around improving these qualities.

For example, he emphasises the need to improve your strength to weight ratio, particularly with leg exercises. By this I mean getting stronger without getting much heavier.

A common trait he points out is that all great jumpers can squat a lot of weight. He uses real world examples such as...

&bullNBA prospects have an average one step vertical of 28-30 inches where as the average NFL linebacker prospect, weighing 250 pounds jumps over 36 inches!

&bullAn average high jumper who might weigh around 165 pounds, and stand over 6'5 tall, can squat well over 300 pounds

&bullOlympic sprinters have vertical leaps in excess of 40 inches, and they can squat 2-3 times their bodyweight

&bullMany heavyweight Olympic weightlifters, although carry some fat, can still jump up to 40 inches

&bullA power lifter who weighs 250 pounds squats 1000 pounds and has a vertical leap around 40 inches, without any vertical leap training

Another thing that Kelly Baggett does, that is rare today, is that he practices what he preaches. He has proven first hand that his system works by improving his own vertical leap from 23 inches to 42 inches. At 5'9 he can dunk.

Finally, I have wasted a lot of money on vertical leap programs. From experience I believe Kelly Baggett's program gives the most value for your money. It is cheap compared to other programs on the market, yet is probably the most efficient vertical leap training program you will find.

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