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Seated Jumps with Medicine Ball

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Best Use For Improving Vertical Jump

Seated Jumps are best used for building explosiveness. They are particularly effective because the seated position has your jumping muscles in a more relaxed state before being required to contract forcefully and quickly to jump. The addition of the medicine ball helps add some resistance to your jumps and takes away much of the power generated by your arms which forces your legs and core to do more of the work.

Technique Tips

Whilst sitting onthe box try and relax your muscles as much as possible between reps. Then when you are ready to jump just go for it with as much force and speed as you can. You will be surprised by how hard it is to get any jump height, but if you do this drill consistently you will also notice how quickly you can start to get up.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to Seated Jumps with a medicine ball are

Single Leg Seated Jumps

Seated Jump

Seated Jumps with a Weight Vest





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