Jump Higher - Improve Vertical Jump
By Josh Neumann
To start off with, I get people all the time complementing me on
how much higher I can jump than I used to. To make a long story
short, I did a vertical jump program a few summers back, and gained
11 inches on my vertical jump in just 12 weeks. I proceeded to use
the program 4 more times, and when it was all said and done, I had
seen an incredible 20' inch increase overall. I went from not even
being able to touch the rim, to doing 360’s and monster windmills.
So how did this happen?
I wish I could say it was easy, and I barely did anything, but I
would be lying. It was a lot of work. I literally couldn’t move on
some occasions after the workouts, the exercises were so intense.
Sometimes I had to stop during the middle of the exercises out of
pure exhaustion. I gave up doing other things everyday at my
allotted time period so I could workout. But I pressed on, and I
saw unbelievable results in the process. However, vertical jump
exercises weren't the only thing I did to see such an increase.
last year, I realized the difference that eating right can make on
the vertical jump. I used to eat a lot of meat and dairy
products-but when I started to eat a lot more raw fruits and
vegetables, nuts and seeds, and grains, and cut out nearly all meat
and dairy products, I saw a huge increase in my energy level, as
well as my vertical jump. Quite simply, what you put into your body
can make or break your vertical jump.
So, to sum up, yes, it is possible to gain a lot of inches, and
in a short period of time. Just realize that you have to be very
disciplined. No, eating right isn’t always easy but well worth the
effort. Also, one final tip: it is best to do the jump exercises
everyday at the exact same time; otherwise, you're schedule tends
to get in the way, and it makes it very hard to keep doing the
exercises. Just exercise a little discipline, eat right, work hard,
and like me, you very well could double (or more) your vertical