For all the ballers out there who simply want to jump higher…I know what you are going through.  I spent a lot of my career focusing on jumping higher.  At 5’10” playing in a league of giants I was at a serious disadvantage no matter what my vertical was.  I will admit I never did increase my vertical to the point I would have liked (I didn’t know what I know now).  Since then I have learned what it takes to ‘get up.’  It is pretty simple…jump.  I know everyone says this but it’s true.  In order to increase your vertical jump you need to jump A LOT.

No matter what your size increasing your jumping ability can improve your game.  An extra 2-4 inches will change the way you attack the basket or get off a shot in traffic.  If you are able to devote 3-5 hours of work per week to your vertical jump I recommend it.

Here’s what you need to do…

1) Jump more.

2) Strengthen your legs.

3) Strengthen your core.

There are some great ‘jump programs’ out there and I may promote one here someday but for now…just getting started…follow these simple steps.

–  Improve your squat.
–  Improve your deadlift.
–  Practice dunking the basketball (if you’re not even close practice tapping the backboard).
–  Do Burpees…lots of them.
–  Do back extensions and decline situps.
–  Do box jumps.

Ok this could go on forever!  There are so many good exercises out there.  Just know that those next 2 inches are possible!  You have to put in the work!  You have to get stronger…you have to jump!

I recommend tracking your progress (noting your improvement every second time you hit the gym).  This is the only way to know if what you’re doing is working.  Whether you are small or tall having an extra 2-4 inches will improve your game.  Hit the gym.

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