Anyone that plays basketball, even if they are not playing right now, should be working on increasing vertical leap strategies that work. This type of training, for it to work properly, involves several coordinated components. You can get your work out by simply going to the court and playing the game everyday. But there is much more to this than is on the surface. If you want to improve your vertical leaping ability, this article is written to show you how to take your training time to the next level.
First of all, your quadriceps (which are located in front of your thighs) are the first muscles we want to discuss. Sometimes a gym membership or buying some free weights is not in your budget. There is an alternative that can help.
This technique involves “sitting” in an imaginary chair for as long as you can stand it. For people that have never tried this before, it is actually very difficult. The proper position is to have your knees directly above your feet and to not deviate from that position. If you need to keep your balance, hold your arms out to your sides. The goal is to keep your thighs parallel with the floor. This is a lot harder than you would think. More than likely, you will not be able to do this for 30 seconds. Probably less! Many people that do sports can actually become injured, or underperform, by simply being too tight. Not only do you need to stretch muscles, but you also have to loosen tendons and ligaments especially in your legs. There are specific muscle groups that must be stretched when improving your ability to jump. This is only a partial list, but you need to stretch your Achilles tendons, hamstring muscles, and also your quadriceps. Slow circular motions with your knees can also provide a type of stretching for this area of your body. By doing all of the stretching before you work out, you will see a noticeable difference because your ligaments and tendons are stretched appropriately.
Stretching the flexor muscles in your hips can help make your base strength and stability better all around including with your vertical leap. The single best hip flexor exercise you can do if you want to stretch things is to stretch out one leg while kneeling down on the opposite knee. What you want is to achieve a 90 degree angle with the leg that is stretch out in front of you. Also, be sure the foot on that leg is completely flat on the floor, and then you are ready to stretch. Slowly lean forward–this is the stretch that stretches out your hip flexor muscles. Then simply repeat the process on the other side but always go carefully and slowly. When you are working hard at increasing your vertical leap, you have to cover all the bases. It is possible to do this using the approaches and methods you have just read. Training to accomplish this takes time and a lot of hard work and nothing less than that. We have only covered three tips to help you achieve the goals you want. If you really want to impress the crowd, and your friends, using a little patience, and hard work, you will jump higher than ever.