Updated: Mar 29
Improving the vertical jump is necessary for athletic performance in many sports, including basketball, volleyball, and track and field.
Following a strength training program combined with plyometric training is vital for increasing the vertical jump. Let's find out which are my to-go exercises that will help add a couple of inches to your vertical jump:
HexBar Deadlift: The HexBar or Trap Bar Deadlift is my favorite strength exercise for improving vertical jump. I'll pick this exercise over the back squat any day of the week. I'm not neglecting the benefits of the back squat. However, the hexbar deadlift feeds a more natural triple extension than the squat. Also, the trap bar puts less pressure on the lower back than the conventional deadlift since hands are placed on the side.
Depth Jump: Although many devices claim to improve the vertical jump, the depth jump is my favorite. To perform the depth jump properly, start by standing on a box, then steps off, free-falling towards the ground, and as soon as contact is made with the ground, rebound into a vertical jump.
Make sure to perform the movement with one fluid motion.
Don't take my word for it. McClenton et al.(2008) conducted a study that demonstrated that the depth jump is more effective in improving the vertical jump than the VertiMax.
Including the HexBar Deadlift and the Depth Jump into your program can increase your vertical jump tremendously. If you're looking to incorporate these two weapons into your workout but don't know how, please don't hesitate to Contact Us
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