Any almost athletics feat is achievable through hours of focused practice and dedication. Natural ability is useless without the hours of practice needed to hone it. With that in mind, there are jumping exercises which can aid someone’s progress in the athletic feat of vertical leaping. If practiced regularly and as part of a balanced diet and training regime, these jumping exercises can help someone achieve their highest vertical possible.
Dedication is the First Step for The Best Vertical Leap
The first jump to help achieve the highest vertical leap distance involves jumping onto and off of the ground while keeping the legs entirely straight. The jumper should jump up and down in a rhythm while keeping the knees entirely non-mobile. This is difficult to get the hang of at first but if practiced over time will lead to a significant and noticeable ability in vertical leaping.
The second type of jump involves jumping off of a box. The box should be about the height of the current vertical jump the athlete is capable of. The jumper should step off of the edge of the box and land entirely on the front of their foot and toes. The heel should not touch the ground at all. This is designed to promote muscle stability in the legs and the height of the box should be increased to correspond with the jumper’s greatest vertical leap distance.
The next jumping exercise is known as vertical jumps. This involves rapidly leaping onto and off of an object such as a box or crate. The box should be as tall as it is possible for the athlete to jump onto. In order to strive towards the greatest vertical distance possible, the athlete should aim to spend as little time stationary on the ground as possible.
More Vertical Leap Jumping Exercises
The fourth type of exercise is very similar to the vertical jumping, however it requires a series of boxes of increasing height. The exercise works by the athlete jumping onto and off of the boxes in a height ascending order. Similarly to the vertical jumps, the lowest amount of time spent on the ground possible is conducive to eventually achieving the maximum vertical leap possible.
The final type of jumping exercise is a combination of exercises already listed. The athlete should jump off a high box and land smoothly, as outlined in the second jumping exercise. The variation at work here is that upon landing the jumper should then explode vertically into the highest vertical leap possible. This exercise is a hybrid movement which works out muscle groups needed in achieving the highest vertical distance possible.