Here is an explosive movement called the hurdle jump. The hurdle jump is quite similar to box jumps. The difference is that you’re jumping over an object rather than on to it. Use this exercise to build explosive power and vertical jumping ability. The fact that you have to emphasize the upward propulsion of your body when you do hurdle jumps will really help you improve the vertical aspects of your leaping abilities.
To begin hurdle jumps, try to find an object that is about equal to your vertical jump height (22″ vertical, use a 22″ object). Stand in front of the object and explode up over it. Make sure to use good knee bend and arm swinging motions when you take off. If you can, find an object that will fall out of the way if you happen to hit is when you jump. Some people fall when they do hurdle jumps because they get tired and their feet hit a hurdle that doesn’t move.
Check out the hurdle jump video below. It has some good tips and advice as well as variations for the exercise.
Hurdle Jump Video