Plyometric Exercises

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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How To Dunk A Basketball – 4 Important Tips And Goals

January 15, 2011

I know that pretty much every one of us has, at some point in our lives, dreamed of dunking a basketball like Michael  Jordan. “His Airness” has always been one of my idols, and since I was a kid I always imagined what it would be like if  I  could float in mid-air like him. […]

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Plyometric Box Jump Exercises

May 9, 2010

Plyometric box jump exercises are incredibly useful for building explosive strength and power in your lower body. One thing to keep in mind when you perform these exercises is that you should always make sure the box isn’t too high for you. If it is, you’re probably going to take some skin off of your […]

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Ankle Bounces With Medicine Ball

September 23, 2009

Ankle bounces, with or without weights, are great for increasing your vertical jump. The repetetive motion conditions and strengthens your legs for the jumping motion. If you’ve already been doing standard ankle bounces, try doing them with a little extra weight. One easy way to add a little resistance is to use a medicine ball. […]

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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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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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Zig Zag Hops

August 22, 2009

Zig zag hops are very useful for building lateral quickness and lower leg strength. They will also increase the strength of your ankles, thus reducing the possibility for injury. This is not a real difficult exercise, so just about anyone can do them. To begin zig zag hops, make two parallel lines on the ground […]

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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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