vertical jump

18 Sports Performance Training Myths

1. Gaining muscle will make you tight and slow
2. You should keep your weight on your heels when squatting and deadlifting
3. More is always better
4. In-season training should be light with high reps
5. Deadlifts are bad for your back
6. Squats are bad for your knees
7. Athletes should do a lot of direct core work
8. Athletes shouldn’t workout on the days prior to a game
9. Training to muscular failure is necessary to gain strength and muscle mass
10. If it was on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, etc. it must be good
11. Jumping is the best way to increase your vertical jump
12. Practicing running technique is the best way to improve speed
13. Workouts should be switched frequently to keep the body guessing
14. Lifting weights stunts growth
15. All athletes should squat to the same depth
16. Athletes should static stretch before training, practices, and games
17. Running sprints at the end of practice or a training session improves speed
18. Karaoke is a warm up exercise (karaoke is what you do on a Friday night, CARIOCA is a warm up exercise)

Vertical Jump Warm Up

Vertical Jump Warm Up

Anyone who has ever trained before knows the importance of warming up before they begin their activity. A proper warm up helps to increase performance, decrease injuries, and perfect movement patterns. Training to improve your vertical jump is no different. By incorporating a jumping specific warm up, into a traditional warm up routine, an athlete can expect improve their jump height, while also limiting the likelihood of an injury.

How to Instantly Improve your Vertical Jump

How to Instantly Improve your Vertical Jump

For many, the vertical jump is the single best test of power and overall athleticism. Coaches often use this test as a quick indicator for athletic ability and on-field performance. For any athlete that is looking to stand out from the rest, a high jump is a guaranteed way to get any coach's attention. By applying these three strategies, you will quickly add inches to your vertical jump within minutes.