Exercises to increase vertical?

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  1. Trickypants

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    Is there anything I can be working on to increase vertical leap?

    I play a lot of basketball and am curious. Appreciate any help. :wiggle:
     
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    Squats, calves raises, other leg stuff. I've actually increased mine a lot. I can dunk with both hands just standing under the basket.
     
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    I'm doing tons of legs, just wanted to see if there was anything else specific/special other than that
     
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    Squat down to floor, jump and touch rim. Repeat...

    I did this a lot too.
     
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    Lose a bunch of weight, when I was 185lbs I could dunk, not any more.
     
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    Already in progress....vertical just hasn't increased commensurate to weight loss. :o
     
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    ATG squats for lower reps and more sets. No more than 5 reps per set. When you come to the top of the squat, thrust the weight upwards so you come onto the ball of your foot. Set yourself, than repeat. During the entire time you are thinking either one of two things: up or speed. You do not want to be grinding these out, you want to be doing these, even if it feels impossible, like you have a V-2 rocket up your ass. You want power, not strength, there is a huge difference.

    No need for calf raises, or other bullshit.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the OLY lifts help vertical alot with the explosive power training it gives you. Snatches mostly I think.
     
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    Honestly the T-Natiom article is bullshit. Benchpress and its variations, along with rows and curls are not going to add explosiveness to your athletic abilities. Stick to ATG back and front squats, clean and jerk, jerks from either the rack or blocks, snatches, oly lifts from the hang (below and directly above knee), and clean pulls (VERY different than dl).
     
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    You minus well make one generic post and just copy & paste it into every thread, since you believe that olympic lifts will cure cancer, solve world hunger, and erase the national debt, and any exercise other than the olympic lifts is utterly worthless regardless of the person's goals or physical condition.
     
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    Yes, because that is exactly what I said. Please explain how adding bench to a vertical jump programs will add inches to your leap? Or dumbbell or barbell curls will add inches to your leap? Curious how bicep contraction effects force generation while jumping...
     
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    That is what bench press is for.
     
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    There are jumping routines out there that actually recommend upperbody strength...The suggest that the action of bringing your arms overhead for a twohanded dunk per se adds additional thrust. I believe there may be some truth to this but the hierarchy is probably along the lines of:

    Legs....> Legs....> Core> Upper Body

    FWIW

    My only success ever was being as light a weight as I ever was and PLYO exercises
     
  17. Mike McDermott

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    um i believe that is a comprehensive routine. it's not like every single exercise you use has to be directed at increasing your vertical jump; balance is important.
     
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    I bet one legged exercises would be really good for this
     
  19. <Mark>

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    start adding in some plyos with your workouts.
     
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