Vertical Jump Training Tips – Maximizing Your Jump Potential
In the previous post, I mentioned about training on your weaker muscles for optimal results so that you will be able to see an increase in your vertical jump fast.
Though I did say it is mostly for the short term, It is something that you should consider in the long run as well.
Here’s today’s takeaway…
Muscles work in tandem with each other to channel the flow of energy from one place to the other.
In short, you need to have the right strong muscles working at the right spot for you to channel that flow of energy for you to gain and reap maximum gains from your vertical jump training.
So.. if you have been targeting your weaker spot, you are in turn, training them to get stronger so that in the long run, these muscles themselves get strong enough to channel the flow of energy, thus, giving you your maximum jump without any loss of energy.
Now.. you by now, should know that I love to give analogy and examples.. so.. lets go back to the strong thigh and weak calf scenerio
Now matter how strong your thighs are, if you have a weak calf muscle… you won’t be able to jump as high as you want to. Try jumping up vertically, and you’ll notice that the energy is being transfer from your thigh down to the ground. Notice that the force is also flowing through your calf as well.
When one has a weak calf, the energy is being loss at the calf and the weak muscles aren’t able to transfer the full force of the potential.. resulting in the loss of vertical height.
Now.. if you have been following me, you will probably know that each and every single muscle that is required during your jump is as important as anything else as they contribute to the flow of energy that is required for a successful jump.
So like I say… the best way to leverage the maximum gains out of your jump and training, is to focus on working at th weaker muscles, making them stronger while NOT neglecting your strong point as well.
Never just go for a one and done all training for a good vertical jump training never works that way…
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