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How does a basketball jump higher?


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May 28, 2010 6:09PM

Increasing your vertical jump takes a lot of time. You have to have good strength, flexibility, speed, and genetics to have a good vertical leap. You can build strength by doing basic excercises such as squats,lunges,calf raises, or leg extensions(you need a machine to do these) Once you build up your strength, start working on your speed. Do plyometrics to increase your speed. Pylometric excersises help to build expolision in your jump, which gets you higher in the air. Any type of excercise is very demanding on your body, so make sure you don't push yourself too hard, or you will get injurred. Take it easy and build yourself up to harder excercises. Make sure you eat plenty of protein and vitamins. Also, you HAVE TO STRETCH before and after you excercise. You are severely damaging your muscules if you don't stretch. Stretching builds elasticity in your muscles, and this helps increase your vertical. You can go to youtube and look at different excersises you can do to help your jump. Pace yourself and don't get discouraged. Good luck =) Please visit the website: It really helps a lot