How to improve jump

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  1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
    HubPagesposted 9 years ago

    How to improve jump

  2. hublim profile image76
    hublimposted 9 years ago

    Build up your leg strength.

    Go into a deep squat, explode upwards jumping as high as you can, using your arms to get extra height. Land with you feet shoulder width apart and repeat.

    Do as many as you can in 60 seconds, take 60 seconds rest and repeat

  3. stephenanfield profile image61
    stephenanfieldposted 9 years ago

    Springboards work like a charm! They haven't failed me yet.

    If you don't have access to a springboard, I'd say squats are pretty safe bet. My chicken legs weren't made for too many squats, though, so I tend to run to build up leg muscles.

    When practicing, always remember practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.

    Good luck!

  4. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 9 years ago

    Jumping is great because at he height of a jump you feel weightless. Jumping makes you temporarily lose gravity. My favourite jumping experiences are bouncing castles and trampolines, skipping ropes, jumping off heights with a soft, smooth landing and running up for a giant leap as in a Grand Jeté which is the closest you can get to the sensation to flying.

  5. Phil Russo profile image38
    Phil Russoposted 9 years ago

    The first thing you want to work on is stretching. Stretching is one of the most overlooked pieces of working out yet it can play a tremendous role. It has been found that stretching over the course of one month can increase your lower body strength by 15%. You will want to stretch after every workout of yours while focusing on the hamstrings, quads, hip-flexors and glutes.

    Next, put more of a focus on your inner abdominal strength. While most are well aware of the importance of working out your rectus-abs, it is equally important you build the transverse abdominal wall just underneath. This will drastically improve your power movement allowing you to get better results. You can build this muscle by sucking in your stomach and holding the position for 20 seconds. Do this four times and continue this process a few days a week.

    When trying to jump higher faster, obviously you will want to focus on your legs. You are not going to be jumping off of your arms which is why it makes sense to build the muscle in your legs. However, you can benefit from using your arms as well by applying a forceful arm-swing.

    There really is nothing complicated or tricky about a forceful arm-swing. It is exactly as it sounds; you simply swinging your arms up fast while coordinating it with your jump. If you time it properly, the momentum from your arms can actually account for as much as 15% more lift than you typically get.

    The last thing that few would ever think about when trying to increase their vertical leap is visualizing success. Think of it like the businessman visualizing living in Hawaii in owning his own business and then doing whatever it takes to accomplish this. If you visualize feeling lighter, feeling loose, and slamming the ball through the hoop, you will surprisingly see results. It is all about believing in yourself and your capabilities.

    In order to jump higher faster you have to have the right mindset and work ethic. However, the secrets listed in this article prove that it is possible to increase your vertical leap with non-conventional methods.

  6. rumbling profile image49
    rumblingposted 9 years ago

    As a BasketBall player it is important for me to improve my vertical jump and in this hub I will show you some simple techniques that will help you improve it. Lots of factors contribute to in determining how high you jump but as far as I'm... read more

  7. Set's All Set profile image77
    Set's All Setposted 9 years ago

    I wrote a hub about skipping ropes. At the end of my hub I talked a little bit about my improved vertical hop. Though it was a side benefit, you would want to check it out. … nd-Agility

  8. profile image49
    c0zart7posted 9 years ago

    I just wrote a hub on my 5 tips to improving overall jumping ability and explosiveness

  9. H P Roychoudhury profile image47
    H P Roychoudhuryposted 8 years ago

    There are two methods you can apply to improve jumping. To increase the length of a jump, you need to practice jumping in a place filled with sand and to improve the height you need to jump above a fixed height. The practice will increase the length of jumping on the one hand and the height of jumping on the other hand.

  10. sportsguy12 profile image60
    sportsguy12posted 8 years ago

    Pullups actually help very much.  You use your lateral muscles as well as core muscles when you do a pullup.  So remember jumping is not all about legs, but about coordination of your arms pumping up with you body as you jump and using your core muscles to lift.  Back Squats also help very much!  Remember to ALWAYS jump with both feet at the same time.  Your jump will increase very much if you follow these few rules.

  11. profile image53
    emorehart1posted 8 years ago

    Having a high vertical jump can take you from an average athlete to becoming an unstoppable force in the game. I wrote a hub on how to successfully increase your vertical jump.
      Check it out! You won't be sorry... … tical-Jump

  12. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    as the old saying goes, if you want to improve: practice makes perfect.


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