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How To Jump Higher To Dunk In Basketball - Secrets You Must Know !

Updated on May 9, 2010
Stretching is one of the keys to improving your flexibility and agility so as to allow you to perform better and jump higher
Stretching is one of the keys to improving your flexibility and agility so as to allow you to perform better and jump higher

Secrets To Increasing Verticals - The Fundamentals

If you want to be able to jump higher and dunk in basketball, and you want to see results FAST, you must know the basic fundamentals to jumping.

A lot of basketball players, especially younger ones, neglected this extremely important part of training... and that is to stretch.

Yes... we've heard so many times that stretching helps to reduce the chance of injury and cramps during a game... but more importantly however, is that stretching actually allows better extension of your muscles and makes you perform better.

In other words, when done properly, stretching alone can help increase your vertical jump.

Yes... as fundamentally sound and unappreciated stretching may seem to many younger players... experience and professional dunkers and players know that stretching is key to improve their hops.

The Secret To Increase Your Vertical Jump

Stretching alone can increase your hops by at least 1 - 2 inches during a game
Stretching alone can increase your hops by at least 1 - 2 inches during a game

Why Stretching Is Important In Your Vertical Jump Workout

A lot of young players started out without a proper coaching system in place. Thus, many fail to fully realize their potential.

Because of the many "self taught" ways, most neglect this utmost important part before a game... and that is.. stretching.

Stretching helps to improve your flexibility and athleticism, which is key to increasing your ability to jump higher.

A well stretched body and muscle enables your body to perform better, thus, enabling you to jump higher during a game or a workout. When your body is at its maximum or full potential, especially during training, it enables your body and strength to go the extra mile and further increase the strength and endurance of your muscles.

Now, think about this, apart from performing better, do you think your body is going to receive the maximum gain from a flexible and well warmed up muscle or a cold and ridged muscle ?

The answer is pretty obvious. 

In order to increase your vertical hops as a basketball player, it is crucial you give a 20 minutes for stretch before you start your workout routine or even before a game.

Like I've said, stretching alone can bring your leaping ability into new heights... and when you combine this single routine into every vertical jumping workouts you have set in place, the end result is going be more than what you asked for.


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