BASKETBALL - 9 EXERCISES AND STRETCHES TO HELP INCREASE YOUR VERTICAL JUMP

Jumping in basketball is a pivotal skill and ability that can give you an upper hand in the game when it comes to rebounds, layups, and shot-blocking.
 

Jumping in basketball is a pivotal skill and ability that can give you an upper hand in the game when it comes to rebounds, layups, and shot-blocking. Having an explosive and high vertical jump in your arsenal can benefit you immensely. This article will focus on 3 stretches, 3 exercises, and generic workouts that will help propel your vertical jump and conditioning by unlocking your current potential and pushing it further. By adding these stretches and workouts before games and into your workout, you'll be flying sky high in no time!

STRETCHES 

Although jumping is about being explosive and aggressive, stretching has a bigger impact on your jump than muscle-building workouts.

Why you may ask?

This is because we humans spend the majority of our time sitting or lying down. This restricts the hips and locks its movements, significantly reducing your jump since the hips are where the power and extension of a jump come from.

The 3 following stretches will help you unlock your hips and, furthermore, your jump:
 

EXERCISES 

Exercises are what help to build on your vertical jump once you have reached your current limit by developing the muscles that are utilized while jumping and making them more explosive. Although there are various possible muscle building exercises, for example, exercises that require weights to be effective, the list below contains exercises that rely solely on body weight. This is because using weights without experts around can stunt growth in children and teenagers, reducing the final height they will reach. However, if you are an adult, the use of ankle weights and dumbbells of weights under 10 kg can help accelerate your jumps development.

GENERAL WORKOUTS

Although jumping is a crucial part of your physique to focus on, it is also important to focus on general conditioning of the body to match your pace of play. One main gap for, for example, when it comes to stamina and endurance during the game. What good is an outstanding vertical jump if you can’t keep up on the court! The following exercises will focus on building stamina and develop a range of muscles in the process that will help to elevate your game.    

With these nine exercises and stretches, you can start your journey towards peak physical condition and strive towards greater heights in basketball. If you’ve used any of these exercises or stretches don’t forget to post to us or tell us on Instagram or Facebook. Share your story towards a better you!

 

 

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With these nine exercises and stretches, you can start your journey towards peak physical condition and strive towards greater heights in basketball. If you’ve used any of these exercises or stretches don’t forget to post to us or tell us on Instagram or Facebook. Share your story towards a better you!

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