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Ankle Jumps with Weight Vest

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Best Use For Improving Vertical Jump

Ankle Jumps are primarly used for developing reactive strength with particular emphasis on the achilles and calves. This exercise will help you get off the ground quicker with minimum knee bend. The addition of the weight vest helps add some resistance to your jumps forcing you to work that much harder, but unlike using a medicine ball you are still able to freely swing your arms.

Technique Tips

Whilst keeping your knees flexed bounce up and down as quickly and as high as possible using primarily your lower legs and ankles.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to Ankle Jumps with a Medicine Ball are

Ankle Jumps with a Medicine Ball

Ankle Jumps with a Power Jumper

Ankle Jumps





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