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If you can jump higher than your opponent, it not only gives you the physical advantage over him, but an also mental advantage in intimidating him.
Fortunately, how to jump higher is not an impossible question like how to grow taller but still, it’s not easy one either, which can be addressed by basketball jumping shoes or strength shoes which shoe manufacturer’s want us to believe. Lets begin with the exercises:
1. Jump rope workouts
I don’t need to describe how to skip ropes. We all did it when we were young. However, did you know jump rope as an exercise strengthens shin and toe muscles, which are beneficial while vertical training and increasing jumping ability. It also increases foot quickness making you more agile, and you increase your stamina. Overall, it’s a great simple exercise to begin with having immense benefits. That’s why it’s the first on my list, although most vertical jump gurus don’t consider a jump rope workout to be a very effective vertical exercise.
2. Ankle Jumps
The next workout to jump higher is Ankle Jumps. To perform it, stand straight with arms extended straight over the head. Now with your knee’s slightly bent and arms on your waist, bounce up and down off of your toes. Focus on performing quick and precise jumps, keeping yourself in the same spot on the ground for the designated amount of time. You can do 3 sets with 10 repetitions each. Remember more is not always the best.
3. Calf Raises
To properly do a calf raise, position the balls of your feet on a raised step. Let your heels hang unsupported and push up your body weight with your toes. Hold for a count of three and then slowly let your body weight back down. Your heels should be slightly lower than your toes if you did this properly. Complete 10 repetitions, rest then repeat for a total of three sets. You can do 3 sets with 10 repetitions each. Here is a video detailing it:
4. Tuck Jumps
For doing Tuck Jump, Stand in a half-squat position with your hips back, knees over toes, and shoulders over your knees. Keep your hands out in front of you for balance.
Now for movement, Jump up as high as you can, bringing your knees to your chest at the top of the jump. Land in a soft and controlled manner with hips back and shoulders over your knees. Hold this position for 1-2 seconds and repeat the jump. Continue this movement for the duration of the prescribed time. You can do 3 sets with 10 repetitions each. You can do 3 sets with 10 repetitions each.
5. Squat Jumps
Begin with your feet shoulder-width apart in a squat position with hands touching the ground in front of your toes. Your knees should be directly over your toes with hips sitting back. Your knees should be bent approximately 90 degrees. Your chest should be directly over the middle of your thighs.
Now explode up and jump as high as you can into the air reaching for the sky. Land soft and under control with your hips back, knees over your toes in the starting position. Immediately repeat the jump for the designated amount of time. You can do 3 sets with 5 repetitions each.
6. Broad Jumps
Stand with your toes on a line, feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your hands in front of you for balance.
Using your knees, you will be bending down, keeping feet stationary. Rock back and then jump forward as far as you can under control. Land softly and hold for a second. Furthermore, use your arms to further your distance. Perform a set of 5 repetitions.
7. Lunge Jumps
Start in a semi-lunge position with one foot in front of the other. Now, Jump up as high as you can, alternating foot positions in mid-air. Use your hands for balance, land softly and under control. Repeat the action for prescribed time. Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions each.
write by Audrey