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JumpUSA.com Tip: Basketball players can improve their vertical leap by doing a series of various drills. 1) Standing still facing a wall or the backboard. Bend your knees and jump as high as you can ten times in a row with no rest between jumps other than to set your feet to jump again. Rest a minute and then repeat the exercise for a total of five sets. 2) Jumping rope is an excellent exercise for building your calf muscles. Do a series of sets five minutes each. On your left foot, your right foot, both feet and then alternating feet. Build up to five minutes each set. Start a few minutes each until you are physically ready. This is a great cardiovascular exercise. 3)Calf raises. This is where you stand flat footed and then raise up on your toes. Do this twenty-five times. Rest for a minute then repeat. You can also rest a barbell of weights on your shoulders to increase the resistance. 4) Deep knee bends. Stand straight up and then bend your knees as if you are going to sit. Raise yourself up to the upright position again and repeat this twenty-five times. Rest a minute and repeat the set five times. This will help develop your quadricep muscles. You can do this with weights resting on your shoulders, as well.
THANKS FOR THE HELP, I HOPE TO DO THAT EXERCISE, BUT I¨M A LITTLE AFRAID BECAUSE I GOT A TROUBLE IN MY KNEEE
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