So you’re thinking of starting a jump higher program. Before you start training to jump higher, as with any kind of exercise or training program, you should contact your doctor or consult a trained professional. The last thing you want to do is start doing your workouts/exercises the wrong way and hurt yourself. This would not be a good thing.
So what’s involved in choosing or starting your jump higher program?
Proper Exercises To Jump Higher
Exercising will not only get you started jumping higher by strengthening your legs and core but is overall really good for your health. The more fit you are, the better you will feel and continue working on your program that you started. Be sure to set some goals and stick with them.
Some core and leg workouts that you should do are;
Knee Bends: Be standing vertical with your back straight and your feet about shoulder width apart. Slowly bend at the knees bringing your butt towards the floor. Slowly crouch down as low as possible into a squat position and slowly raise yourself back up. Do 3 4 reps of 10 15. If you find that you need to add some resistance, you can always hold some weights as you do this exercise.
Knee Bend Jumps: This exercise is done exactly as the knee bends described above, but this time as your doing them, squat done faster and push your body up in a jumping motion. When you land, go directly in to the squat position again and jump up. Do 3 4 reps of 10 15. This is also a great Cardio workout.
Standing Calf Raises: To do this exercise, start by standing straight with your feet half way on one of your stair steps, slowly lower your ankles as low as you can, then raise up onto your toes. Remember to keep your legs and back straight. Do 3 4 reps of 10 15. With this exercise, you can do this with weights to add more resistance if you feel that you need to.
Stomach Crunches: A strong core is key. Start by lying with your back flat on the floor, legs bent at the knee and slowly raise your chest and shoulders off the ground using only your stomach towards your knees. Squeeze your stomach and hold for a count of three, then slowly lower yourself. Repeat this until you can’t do anymore. Do about 3 4 reps.
Jump Rope: This is a great Cardio workout. Jumping rope is a great way to increase your vertical jump as it will work your leg muscles and your core at the same time.
In future posts, we go into more detail about these and other exercises you can do. Remember, these are just a few examples of workouts you should include in your workout.
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