All intricacies are rooted in the mind! Things look simple all of a sudden if we put aside the mind saying that ‘difficulties are difficult.’ Simple eyes have simple solutions to difficult problems.
If you have been down and out, thinking about most effective exercises to jump higher, here’s a short and simple manual on easy techniques you can follow on a regular basis to increase your vertical jump. Clear out the cobwebs from your mind, you are about to unravel the key to realize your dream to rule the basketball court with your towering lunges and if you are a high jumper, it’s time to up the bar and hit a new benchmark in your performance.
Here is an easy routine of exercises to jump higher than you were able to before. Get set to notice a major improvement over a short span of time.
Increase The Balance And Strength In Your Stance: Increasing the vertical jump can become a easy nut to crack by working religiously on the base strength, i.e. the calf and thigh muscles. Leg workouts like squats, calf raises, toe exercises and stomach exercises will give you a strong base, to add a major upward thrust to your vertical jumps.
Strength And Flexibility Go Hand In Hand: If your legs muscles are tight or they feel cramped during sideways extension and you cannot extend your legs down the whole 180 degrees, then simply forget about adding a further height to your jumps. Flexibility and strength is just the required combination to jump higher and higher. So, each day concentrate as much on leg strength as flexibility.
Plyometrics Are A Boon For BasketBall Players And High Jumpers: Plyometrics can do wonders for your jumping ability in no time. They ape the exact mechanism and the technique required to increase the explosion of energy needed to jump higher. All you have to do is jump while holding light weights and gradually increase the weight as your strength builds up. Don’t be miserly about the repetitions, challenge yourself to the hilt to derive maximum benefits.
Get Into The Perfect Leaping Position: Bend your hips approximately 25 degrees, knees above 50 degrees more not more than 65 degrees and the ankles should be bent about 20-25 degrees to discover your highest vertical leap. This is a perfect jumping position to generate an explosive power each time you jump. At start, it might seem a bit perplexing to be positioned in a well defined stance before a jump, but with time you’ll get habitual to it.
Move Forward Before Kissing The Air: Jumping from a standing position is not advisable, as to generate maximum kinetic energy from inertia is impossible. So make a forward movement, take few steps before you take off from the ground to increase your vertical jump.