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How to Jump Higher: 5 Things You Must Do

How to Jump Higher: 5 Things You Must Do

Tuesday 4 May, 2021

ACCUMULATE A HISTORY OF JUMPING

If you want to get better at jumping – jump!

It would be awesome if we could practice 100s of jumps everyday, but our quadriceps tendons wouldn’t be happy.

Around 50 maximal jumps per week for years upon years and you’ll see your jump height increase

TRAIN WITH INTENT

When it comes to training for jump height your jump training and strength work should be performed with maximal intent

Lift the bar fast, reach for the sky when you jump and measure your jump height – feedback is invaluable

VOLUME THROUGH ELASTIC JUMPS

Don’t train like a powerlifter with a few box jumps sprinkled in

Primarily focus on explosive, elastic activities and use strength training as another tool

Play lots of sports, sprint, skip and do lots of low intensity jumps

SQUAT STRENGTH

2 x bodyweight back squat is a good long-term goal for most

However, don’t chase a 2 x bodyweight back squat at the expense of jump and elastic training

Utilise a minimal effective dose approach to getting stronger, something like easy strength works great

STAY HEALTHY

The number 1 thing we can do is accumulate a history of jumping, we need to be healthy in order to do this

Sleep 8hrs+ a night, eat protein and veg at every meal, monitor training volume (don’t suddenly spike), create balanced training programmes and strength tendons (isometrics work great)

- Jack Tyler

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