Bodyweight Exercises

Starting The 20 Rep Pull-up Challenge

December 1, 2012

I know that this site is primarily dedicated to improving you vertical jump, but it’s also important to pay attention to other forms of training. My next goal in terms of fitness is to be able to do 20 full pull-ups in a row. My record so far is 15, but unfortunately that was from […]

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Plyometric Pushups For Explosive Upper Body Power

November 5, 2012

Whether you’re trying to improve your bench, or just trying to increase your athletic ablity, plyometric pushups are a great way to build explosive upper body power. Many athletes, especially gymnasts, use this exercise to build their chest strength and endurance. If you’ve hit a plateau in your bench, plyometric pushups can also help with […]

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Standing Broad Jump Technique

January 19, 2011

This standing broad jump article will focus on the technique you’ll need to use to achieve the longest jump possible. I actually have another standing broad jump article with a video that can make things a bit clearer for you if you’re a visual learner (just follow the link). I’ll probably end up adding a […]

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Scissor Jump

September 17, 2009

The scissor jump is a great exercise to use if you’re trying to increase leg flexibility and strength. You can even use this movement as a warmup before your main workout. To begin the scissor jump exercise, stand with one leg out in front of you and the other leg extended a bit behind you. […]

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Altitude Landings

September 10, 2009

Altitude landings are very simple, but they can also really improve your vertical jump ability. This exercise will help improve the overall strength of your legs, especially your ankles. Also, your ability to absorb impact is critical to your vertical jump and altitude landings will help you with impact absorption. To begin altitude landings, find […]

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Leg Lift Exercise

September 7, 2009

Increasing your vertical jump isn’t just about working on your legs. Your entire body must be involved in the development process. This is where exercises like the leg lift come in handy.  With the leg lift exercise, you will be training the core area of your body which is comprised mainly of your midsection (specifically, […]

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Multiple Box Jumps

August 31, 2009

Multiple box jumps are very good at helping athletes increase their explosiveness and endurance at the same time. This exercise can be done by just about anyone, and are a great addition to any vertical jump workout. To begin multiple box jumps, you will need several boxes that should be lined up in order of […]

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Double Leg Seated Jump

August 20, 2009

The double leg seated jump is great for improving explosive strength. This will help your body develop its ability to explode off the ground from a standstill.  To begin the double leg seated jump, find a chair or some other object that will allow you to sit with your thighs parallel to the ground. Once […]

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Single Leg Seated Jump

August 15, 2009

The single leg seated jump is great for developing the strength and power needed for a single-foot takeoff. If you’ve been looking for a way to increase your vertical jump off of one leg, then this is it. This exercise will also help improve your overall vertical leap. To begin the single leg seated jump, […]

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Wall Sit Exercise

August 8, 2009

  The wall sit exercise is a great one to use if you’re trying to build some endurance in your leg muscles. This is a pretty difficult exercise to perform if you’ve never done it before. A wall sit is similar to a squat, except for the fact that your are holding a static position […]

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