Weightlifting Exercises

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July 14, 2010

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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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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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Standing Calf Raise Exercise

July 26, 2009

The standing calf raise is an excellent exercise to use if you’re trying to increase your vertical jump, or just general leg strength. I have found that calf raises have really helped increase my jumping ability by giving me that little extra push right at the end of each jump. The best part about this […]

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Bulgarian Split Squat

July 24, 2009

The bulgarian split squat is a variation of lunges. If you haven’t looked at the lunge article yet I suggest you take a look at it. A bulgarian split squat will allow greater range of motion of the leg muscles. A greater range of motion translates to activation of more muscles and increased muscle strength […]

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Barbell Lunges

July 22, 2009

Barbell lunges are very useful for building overall strength and endurance. These should be used as one of the core exercises for your workouts since they are extremely effective. I would recommend taking a look at the dumbbell lunges page if you haven’t already. To begin barbell lunges, load a bar with about 15-30% of […]

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Dumbbell Lunges – Standing Or Walking

July 20, 2009

Dumbbell lunges are very useful for building high amounts of endurance and strength. This is a pretty tiring exercise especially when you kick up the weight a bit. Dumbbell lunges are usually one of the tougher exercises (like squats) and they should be performed with weights that only allow you to do about 8 reps. […]

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Lying Leg Curl

July 19, 2009

The lying leg curl is a very popular exercise within the bodybuilding crowd. This is a great exercise that will help build powerful hamstrings for more explosive strength. Be sure to stretch out your hamstrings a bit before performing lying leg curls in order to prevent any muscle strain.  Begin lying leg curls by laying […]

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Reactive Squats

July 15, 2009

Reactive squats are similar to jump squats, but also different. Check out the jump squats page if you haven’t already. The difference between reactive squats and jump squats is that they emphasize different directions of movement. A reactive squat focuses on the downward motion while a jump squat emphasizes the explosive, jumping motion. To begin reactive squats, […]

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Iso-Ballistic Squat Jump

July 12, 2009

Iso-ballistic squat jumps are very similar to squat jumps. You should use these if you start to get a little bored with your regular routine and want to switch things up. As always, be sure to stretch out your legs before you do any heavy squatting stuff. You should especially focus on loosening up your […]

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