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Seated Jump with Weight Vest

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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 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 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 weight vest are

Single Leg Seated Jumps

Seated Jumps with a Medicine Ball

Seated Jumps

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