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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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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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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Weighted Squat Jump

August 25, 2009

The weighted squat jump is a very simple exercise that can be performed just about anywhere. This exercise will increase your overall strength along with your maximal explosiveness. Use weighted squat jumps near the beginning of your workout to ensure that you have enough energy to perform them correctly.  The only drawback to weighted squat […]

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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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