vertical jump training

Explosive Strength

Written by Jack Woodrup for VerticalJumping.com

We often discuss here at VerticalJumping.com how important increasing strength is for maximizing your vertical jump, however a big vertical isn't just about how strong you are. A vertical jump is about power, not strength, and power also has a speed component. Power = Force/Time. In other words if you want a big vertical jump you need to not only be able to generate a lot of force, but you need to be able to do so quickly. That is where explosive strength comes in.



how to jump higher and increase your vertical jump

The ability to apply your strength quickly is known as Rate of Force Development (RFD), or explosive strength. A high level of explosive strength is what differentiates slow and strong athletes from fast and powerful ones.

If you want to be a powerful athlete with a big vertical jump then you obviously need to also spend some time working on your RFD. So the obvious question is how do you go about doing that? Well watch the video and you will get some good ideas about how to do this.

Related Articles

How Strong is Strong Enough? - How strong do you need to be when training to jump high? Find out in this article.

Plyometrics Part 1 - Part 1 of our 2 part plyometrics article covers some of the theory involved in this type of jump training.

Rate of Force Development Interview with Shawn Myszka - Shawn discusses the role of rate of force development and vertical jump training.



Most Popular Articles

    Vertical Jump Coaching

    FREE Vertical Jump Training Guide

    Jumping Exercises



XML RSS
What is this?
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to Google Bookmark and Share
Copyright © 2014 - Vertical Jumping - All Rights Reserved