Vertical Jump Training Articles

**MOST POPULAR ARTICLE**: What are the BEST vertical jump training exercises?Not all vertical jump training exercises are created equal. Here are the ones that will increase your vertical jump the quickest.

Vertical Jump Coaching - Want to jump higher? The smartest way to do it is to hire your own vertical jump coach. Find out how.

3 Common Jump Training Mistakes - 3 common vertical jump training mistakes and how to avoid making them.

3 Tips To Help You Slam Dunk - If you want to slam dunk a basketball here are 3 simple tips to help get you there.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Interval Sprints
- Want to know how to lose fat fast? Here are 6 reasons why you should be doing interval sprints.

10 Ways To Jump Higher This Year - Here are my top 10 ways to jump higher in the new year.

How To Use Accommodating Resistance To Jump Higher - Learn how to jump higher using accommodating resistance with bands.

Amortization Phase - An in-depth article on the importance of proper landings in the amortization phase of plyometrics and vertical jump training.

Athletic Propulsion Labs Jump Higher Shoes - Athletic Propulsion Labs are bringing out a shoe that uses Flubber to help you jump higher. Be warned, it is a SCAM.

Back Squats Versus Front Squats - Front squats versus back squats. Which is better for increasing your vertical jump.

The Best Vertical Jump Exercise Ever - What is the best vertical jumping exercise you can do?

Benefits of Box Jumps - Box jumps are a popular exercise choice for learning how to jump higher, and with good reason. Find out why.

Who Is The Best Dunker In The NBA? - Who is the best dunker in the NBA?

Is This The Best Strength exercise For Increasing Vertical Jump? - What is REALLY the best strength exercise for increasing your vertical jump? Hint, it isn't squats.

Bodyweight Jump Training - No weights? No problem. Find out how to gain inches with nothing but your own body weight.

Sky King Calf Isolator Review - We review the novel Sky King Calf Isolator.

3 Great Calf Training Exercises To Increase Your Vertical Jump - Here are our top 3 calf training exercises to help you jump higher.

Central Nervous System Recovery - The Central Nervous System (CNS) controls everything where maximum vertical jump performance is concerned. Ensuring it is working optimally requires adequate recovery. Here are a few tips to keep your CNS functioning well.

How To Jump Higher With Chain Training - Chain training is a popular method for developing explosive strength and power. Find out how you can use this training tool to increase your vertical jump.

Core Training For Jumping Higher - Having a strong core can help you not only jump higher, but just flat out perform better.

Dealing With Injury
- How to turn the curse of injury into the blessing of improved vertical jump and enhanced athletic performance.

The Death of Deceptive Marketing - For a long time the vertical jump market was full of deceptive marketing and scam artists, this might be about to change.

Deloading Your Way To A Better Vertical Jump - Even the most motivated and hard working athlete needs some deloading every now and then in order to get the most out of their training.

Depth Jumps: A Closer Look - A closer look at this highly effective but sometimes misunderstood exercise - the Depth Jump.

Depth Jumps and Eccentric Strength - Terrific article on depth jumps and eccentric strength from Shawn Myszka at Explosive Edge Athletics.

Three Variations of the Depth Jump - The depth jump is a great vertical jump exercise, but there are a few different varieties that can make it even better.

Eccentric Strength Development Interview - Reactive or eccentric strength maybe the most important factor in jumping high, so how do you get it? Shawn Myszka tells you how.

Eccentric Utilization Ratio - What is the eccentric utilization ratio and how can it help you to jump higher?

Escalating Density Training - EDT is a simple method of continuous progression. Learn how to most effectively use it to increase your vertical jump.

Vertical Jump Exercise Selection - Smart exercise selection can be the difference between a massive vertical and a mediocre one. Find out what you should be thinking about when you decide what exercises you want to use.

The Role of Explosive Strength on a BIG Vertical jump - Having a big vertical jump isn't about just being strong, but also about how quickly you can apply that strength. That's where explosive strength comes in.

Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers - Fast twitch muscle fibers! What are they and how do you develop them.

Fat Burning: Lean People Jump Higher - Carrying around some extra weight sure won't help you jump higher. If some fat burning is required to help you achieve your goals we have just the thing.

Foam Rolling for Faster Vertical Jump Gains - Like stretching, foam rolling should be an integral part of your vertical jump program.

The Future of Sports Training with Shawn Myszka - Shawn Myszka from Explosive Edge Athletics talks about the future of sports training.

Ground Contact Time - An analysis of the role ground contact time has in plyometrics.

Golgi Tendon Organ - A quick look at how much golgi tendon organ inhibition really plays in reducing your jump height.

How Much Load Should You Use For Jump Squats - When performing jump squats is it better to use a heavy load or a light load. Well, lets look at the science.

How Deep Should You Squat? - How deep should you squat if you want to improve your vertical jump?

How Strong Do You Need to Be Before Doing Plyometrics? - How strong do you need to be before doing plyometrics? Not as strong as you think.

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

How To Front Squat
- How to front squat? Here are some simple tips to help you learn how to front squat.

How To Slam Dunk - How to slam dunk. Breaking down the fine art of dunking a basketball.

How To Squat Deep Part 1 - How to squat deep. There are really only 2 reasons you can't squat deep. Learn what they are and how to fix them.

How To Squat Deep Part 2 - Here is a few tips on how to squat deeper instantly.

Heart Rate Variability Training - What is heart rate variability training and how you can use it to jump higher?

Injury Prevention - No one likes getting hurt. By taking a few precautionary steps you can reduce your chances of getting injured significantly.

Isometrics and their role in Jump Training - Can you really jump higher without moving a muscle? Isometrics is the name of the game.

Is Your Life Killing Your Vertical Jump? - Is your life killing your vertical jump? Probably. Here is why, and also how to fix it.

Jumpers Knee - What is it and what can you do about it.

Jump Squats For More Vertical jump Gains - Jump squats are a fantastic vertical jump training exercise. Find out how you can add them to your training program for a bigger vertical jump.

Jumping Technique Tips - Practicing your jumping technique is vital if you want to maximize your vertical jump. If you aren't you could be leaving easy inches on the table.

Jumpsoles Reviewed - Our review of the well known platform shoes - Jumpsoles.

Kettlebell Training For a Big Vertical jump - How to use kettlebells to increase your vertical jump.

Kettlebells v Barbells - How do kettlebells compare to barbells for increasing strength and power? Here is an experiment involving kettlebell work that produced some interesting findings for strength and power development.

Knee Pain and How To Fix it Part 1 - Knee pain is a jumpers worst nightmare. How to prevent yourself getting, and how fix it if you have it.

Knee Pain and How To Fix it Part 2
- Here is the next 6 of our 12 top tips for healthy knees, (including the best and most obvious one).

How To Jump Like LeBron James - LeBron James has an amazing running vertical jump. Find out how you can get a bit of LeBron's jump into your game.

Leg Press and Vertical Jump - Is the leg press machine a suitable alternative to squats and deadlifts in your vertical jump program?

Jump Training Lessons From Parkour - Parkour is a fantastic and fast growing activity that at the advanced levels is breathtaking to watch. Here we examine some of the many lessons an aspiring vertical jump athlete can take from it.

The Lightened Method - Bridging the gap between specific and general strength training for awesome bang for your buck vertical jump development.

Low Impact Jump Training - Jumping is hard work on your body but it doesn't have to be. Follow a few of these simple low impact strategies and give your joints a break without sacrificing your gains.

Low Rep Training for Bigger Jump Gains - Want to increase the intensity and the quality of your workouts? Then use low reps.

Lower Leg Training To Jump Higher - How important is the lower leg in jumping high? Find out in our lower leg training article.

Luka Hocevars Top 10 Jump Exercises - Luka Hocevar gives you his top 10 vertical jump exercises.

Marketing Tricks of Vertical Jump Programs - An eye opening expose on the marketing tricks employed by most commercial jump programs. A must read.

Maximum Strength and Vertical Jump Performance Interview - Shawn Myszka discusses with Verticaljumping.com the role of maximum strength development in vertical jump improvement.

Mike T Nelson Interview Part 1 - RKC and Z-Health trainer Mike T Nelson discusses a few great tricks and techniques to maximize your vertical jump.

Mike T Nelson Interview Part 2 - RKC and Z-Health trainer Mike T Nelson continues our discussion on the CNS and other factors that impact vertical jump performance.

Milk, The New Sports Drink? - Research has shown that milk is just as good at aiding recovery as water or other more commercial sports drinks.

Nick Newman Jump Training Interview - An interview with up and coming elite long jumper on the interesting topic of assisted jump training.

Olympic Lifting and Vertical Jump Improvement - Olympic lifters are not only very strong, but they are also very powerful.. Learn why the O-lifts can be so beneficial for athletes in developing that important explosive muscular power.

Olympic Lifting For Maximum Power - If you want to learn how to jump higher you might consider the option of Olympic lifting. They will certainly help you develop incredible athletic power.

Overspeed Training - Overspeed training is a nice little trick you can do to quickly boost your speed and vertical jump.

Periodization Part 1 - We look at the linear model of program periodization and how you can apply it to your vertical jump training.

Periodization Part 2 - Part 2 of our look at linear periodization and vertical jump training.

How To Perform the Pistol Squat - Pistol squats are a special vertical jump exercise but they are quite hard. So what can you do about it?

Planning and Vertical Jump Performance
- If you want to jump higher you will need a plan. Don't miss this detailed article SHOWING you how to put one together that will have you jumping higher.

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

Plyometrics Part 2 - Part 2 of our 2 part look at plyometrics covers the more practical elements of incorporating it into your program.

Pool Plyometrics - Pool plyometrics is a fun way to train that is not only easy on the joints, but also can provide some nice gains.

Train The Posterior Chain To Jump Higher - The posterior chain is the work horse area for vertical jumping power. But is it more important than the anterior chain?

Vertical Jump Progression - If you want to jump higher you need to progress your training correctly. Here is how.

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

Reactive Strength Part 1 - What is reactive strength, why is it important, and even better, how do you train for it.

Reactive Strength Part 2 - In order to develop reactive strength you need to be using the right training methods. In this article we find out what they are, and how best to use them.

Reactive Strength Part 3 - Reactive strength training is about quality over quantity. Find out how to balance these two out for maximum results.

Reactive Strength Part 4 - Alternative training methods for increasing reactive strength.

Rope Jumping for Vertical Jump Gains - Rope jumping is a great way to increase your vertical jump, but probably not in the way you would expect.

Rumble Roller Review - What do you use when a foam roller just doesn't cut it anymore? The rumble roller!

Increase Your Vertical Jump With Sand Training - Sand training is another fun way to develop your vertical jump without the jarring impact of traditional plyometrics.

Seasonal Jump Training - Seasonal jump training is a nice and simple way to organise your training that works in harmony with your bodies natural inclinations.

Shawn Myszka Interview - A fantastic interview with a true expert on vertical jump training. Lots of great stuff.

Single Leg Jump Training - Want to improve your single leg jump? Well you need to do some single leg vertical jump training. Find out more.

Single Leg Jump Training with Joel Smith - Joel Smith provides practical advice on Single Leg Jump Training.

Speed and Quickness Training - Speed and quickness training goes hand in hand with vertical jump training. Find out how you can get fast AND jump higher.

Sports Specific Jump Training - How to perform a sports specific jump training session.

Sprint Training - Sprinting and jumping have a lot in common. Learn how some sprint training can improve your jump.

Squats and Deadlifts for a Bigger Vertical Jump - Squats and deadlifts are the big two strength building exercises for increasing your vertical jump. Check out our introductory look at these great exercises.

Squat Flex Sucks - The Squat Flex device is a damn expensive way to perform just one exercise.

Step Up To Jump Higher - Want to jump higher? Then step up. Literally.

Vertical Jump Strength Training Part 1 - Getting strong is vital for jumping high. Part 1 of our 2 part look at strength training covers the various theories behind strength training.

Vertical Jump Strength Training Part 2 - Part 2 of our strength training article looks at the more practical elements of getting strong.

Stretching and Jump Performance - Stretching is an important part of any athletic program. Here we take a quick look at what sort of stretching you should be doing for maximum hops.

Best Supplements for Jumping Higher - Supplements can help you recover quicker and jump higher quicker. They can also just be a waste of money. Find out the good from the bad.

Top 5 Vertical Jump Training Mistakes - The top 5 vertical jump training mistakes people make and how you can avoid them.

Vertical Jump Training Frequency Part 1 - How often should you be training to increase your vertical jump?

Vertical Jump Training Frequency Part 2 - How training variables impact frequency.

Vertical Jump Training Intensity - A look at what training intensity is and how it can effect your jump program.

Unilateral Jump Training - It is said that unilateral, or single leg training has a bigger carry over to sports performance. Here we examine the pros and cons of this type of training.

Upper Body Training for a Bigger Vertical Jump - Given nearly all your jumping power comes from your legs how much upper body work should you be doing to maximize your vertical jump?

Upper Body Training Part 2 - Try this simple yet highly effective upper body workout for some pretty impressive results.

Vertical Foundations Book Review - Do yourself and your jump training a big favor and check out Joel Smiths excellent Vertical Foundations.

Vertical Jump Con Artists - Alan Stein unloads on some of the scam tactics used by dodgy jump program marketers

Top 3 Reasons Why People Fail To Increase Their Vertical Jump - Why do people fail to increase their vertical jump? Here are the top 3 reasons and how you can avoid the same thing happening to you.

Vertical Jump Gains - How much will you gain from your vertical jump training? It is a common question fueled by unrealistic expectations.

Vertical Ignition Interview - An interview with coach Joel Smith about his OUTSTANDING vertical jump training book Vertical Ignition.

Custom Vertical Jump Training - The BEST way to increase YOUR vertical jump is focusing on your individual needs. Find out how.

Can Vibration Training Help Increase Your Vertical - A lot has been claimed about vibration training for jumping athletes. Is any of it true? Here is our take on this increasingly popular training technique.

How To Use Visualization To Jump Higher - Seeing is believing, and believing is achieving. No, I haven't turned into the Dr Seuss, I am talking about the powerful effects of visualization.

Voodoo Sissy Squats - Voodoo band sissy squats are a great way to build VMO strength and help reduce knee pain. But what the hell are they?

Weird But Effective Vertical Jump Exercise - Here is a weird but HIGHLY effective way to add 4+ inches to your running vertical jump quickly.

Weight Training Introduction - To maximize your vertical jump you will need to lift weights. Here is the introduction to our 3 part article on weight training and vertical jump development.

Weight Training Part 1 - Part 1 of our weight training article takes us into the whys and hows of weight training and the positive effects it can have on jumping higher.

Weight Training Part 2 - Part 2 of our weight training article covers the training parameters for effectively hitting the iron to improve your vertical jump.

Weight Training Machines - Generally weight training machines are considered to be the inferior option to free weights. But believe it or not they have their uses. Find out how you might incorporate some work on machines for additional gains.

Weight Vest Training - Weight vest training would have to be one of the most effective means of improving your vertical jump. Find out why we love these simple training aids so much.

Westside for Jumping Bastards Part 1: How to use conjugate training to improve your vertical jump

Westside for Jumping Bastards Part 2: Practical Application of the Westside conjugate training system.

Why NFL Players Can Jump So High: Why can NFL players jump so high? It is a common question. Here is your answer.

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