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3 Tips To Jump Higher In Basketball
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3 Tips to Jump Higher In Basketball

Jumping Higher

There are tons of different programs out there promising to help you jump higher. Some of them may work, some of them may not. But here you will find 3 tips to jump higher in basketball, so you can begin to see immediate improvement.

Note: These exercises are known to help ones ability to jump higher. However, if you have any injuries or health problems preventing you from doing high impact exercises, or have any questions, or feel pain during the exercises; then quit immediately and consult a doctor.

Tips To Jump Higher in Basketball

You may be one of the hardcore people, that when you set your mind to something to you go all out at it. But here is not the place to do it.

You need to give your body time to rest and recover, not only to improve your results, but to prevent injury. Also, muscle isn't built during training, but while resting and recovery.

Warming Up

Warming up is one of the most important parts of a workout. They get your heart rate moving, and blood and oxygen flowing to your muscles. If you do not warm-up, you risk injury, or tiring out too quickly.

When warming up you want to warm up the muscles you are going to be working out. So the legs, so here is a simple warm-up routine.

  1. Jog in place for 1 minute
  2. Jumping jacks for 1 minute
  3. 30 deep prayer squats
  4. 90 seconds of lunges

After this go into stretching the calves, hamstrings, glutes, and quads. Now you are ready to work out.

3 Jumping Exercises To Jump Higher

1. Jump Squats-- Begin with legs shoulder width apart and remember you still want to take it easy here, as your body is still just warming up. But do a squat, put your hands in the air like your catching a football, and jump up. Do this for 30 seconds. Then without a break, go immediately into the following jumping exercises.

2. Switch Stance Squats- This is where you stand with your left knee in front of the right. Your two heels should aligned diagonally, and while facing the front, do 3 squats, and on the 4th one jump and switch so your right knee is in front. Then repeat, and do this for 30 seconds. Then go into the following.

3. Jump Knee Tucks- So this is where you stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and when you jump, you bring your knees to your chest. Remember to land on the balls of your feet. And do this for 30 seconds.

This should be enough to get you started in your jump training, and should help you gain inches on your vertical jump. But remember each person is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. So you may also want to consider a complete jump training program.

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