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An Explosive 5 Minute Vertical Jump Exercise To Improve Vertical Jump

Oct 17, 2007
There are many exercise workout programs available to help you increase your vertical jump. This article will discuss an explosive but simple 5 minute workout to improve vertical jump.

In order to correctly perform knee raises which is actually an abdominal exercise you will need an overhead bar. Knee raises are not for the faint hearted, however, as they are one of the most demanding of all abdominal workouts.

With your arms about shoulder width apart take a firm grip of the overhead bar. As you hang from the overhead bar your arms will be fully extended with your knees bent at the knee. From this position raise your knees as high as you can manage towards your chest. While doing this squeeze your stomach muscles. Hold your knees in this position for about a few seconds before lowering your legs towards the floor. Repeat these knee raises as many times as you can. Stop when you can't get your knees above your waist any longer.

It's important when doing these knee raises that you allow your abs to do all the work. The rest of your body should be still with no swinging or jerking movements.

Straight legged knee raises will be possible when you become more advanced in this vertical jump workout.

It's possible to add resistance to your knee raise workouts by wearing ankle weights or heavy shoes.

If you are serious about increasing your leap you need to find the right program that will meet your needs.

The best program for you will be able to be customized to your own individual and athletic needs and circumstances. Programs customize their workouts differently. One may concentrate on an individual's weaknesses, while another program will customize its program through performing repetitious exercise.

The best program will be able to customize your workout precisely according to your needs and not someone else's. It will also be able to individually take into account your weight, your height, your health, your fitness level and ultimately, your jump goal.

It will also offer multiple different training levels. The best program will increase your jump strength through both weight training and plyometrics.

I've briefly discussed what the best program should contain. Let me know touch on what it should never contain:
1. Outdated information from someone who has no experience in the industry
2. The same exercises that you used when you were 10 (years out of date)
3. Exhaustive sets and reps of the same vertical jump exercises over and over again.
4. Overtraining. Do not do a vertical jump workout every day.
5. Squat overtraining.
About the Author
I have conducted an honest review of all vertical jump programs and workouts which claim to give almost miraculous vertical results. Read my vertical jump review now at http://www.Increase-And-Improve-Vertical-Jump.com
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