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Off-Season Jump Training

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Off-Season Jump Training

After the regular season ends, it's a good idea to take a couple of weeks off from strenuous practice. Spring is the perfect time to start a rigorous twelve-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. Most of the programs involve one simple thing: JUMPING.

The more times you jump as quickly or as high as possible (with proper mechanics), the better you will get at it. Regardless of what program you use, however, the most important aspect is how HARD YOU WORK to get better!



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