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JumpUSA.com Tip: After the regular season ends, it is a good idea to take a couple weeks off from strenuous practice. The beginning of April is the perfect time to start a rigorous 12-week training program to increase your strength, quickness, agility, and explosiveness. There are many things that you can do to increase your vertical jump. Some programs are as simple as jump rope, line jumps or four squares. Others are ball or bench jumps. Some involve more sophisticated equipment, like plyometric boxes, dot drills and agility ladders. The key ingredients to increasing your vertical jump are: building leg strength, developing fast twitch muscle firing ability, proper diet to pack on muscle and cut fat and proper rest to allow your body to attain the highest vertical jump possible.