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A World-Famous Jump Coach Reveals His Best Tips for Jumping Higher

As far as years go, 1984 was a good one for jumping. That was the year Michael Jordan's iconic Jumpman logo was captured in a photo shoot for Life mag...

Why Every Athlete Should Train Single-Leg Jumps

This article is part 4 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 here. ...

How Assisted Jumps Make You a Better Athlete (and Why You Don't Need Bands to Perform Them)

Vertical jump training can be confusing. Type into Google "how to increase vertical jump," and you'll find thousands of opinions. Some say you need...

Why Learning How to Stick Your Jumps is a Critical Part of Jump Training

This article is part 2 of a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Part one is here. You want to b...

Why You Should Use a Trap Bar Instead of a Barbell for Your Jump Training

A higher vertical jump can take months, even years, to develop. Taking a vertical from the mid-20s to the high-30s is something that requires signific...

Are Bad Landing Mechanics Slowly Breaking Down Your Body?

In the world of sports performance, we're obsessed with force production. How much force can our muscles produce, and how fast can they do it? J...

How an Elite Club Volleyball Team Learned to Jump Higher Without Any Actual Jump Training

In February 2018, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to train the 14- and 15-year-old girls volleyball teams of the Chicago Elite Volleyball ...

11 NFL Players With Insane Vertical Jumps

Jumping. It's a simple action, yet one which can reveal a lot about an athlete's power and explosiveness. There's not a person on earth who doesn'...

5 NFL Superstars Who Had Atrocious Performances at the Combine

The 2016 NFL Combine is firmly in the books, and as in previous years, some prospects boosted their draft stock and others left Indianapolis disap...

Hack Your Biology and Increase Your Vertical Jump With the Depth Drop to Box Jump

The best way to improve your vertical jump is by doing plyometric training. This type of training includes ballistic hops, skips and jumps that enh...

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