Jumping

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  1. Cablephish
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    How can I train my jumping skills? I'm on the volleyball team and I need to train my ability to jump.

    Anyone know some good exercises to help me jump higher?
     
  2. Sstew

    Sstew GBAtemp's Grim Reaper.

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    Jumping. [​IMG]

    but no seriously, Get some ankle weights and jump.
    Also try any exercises that will train your calfs, hamstrings ect.
     
  3. golden

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    the very best thing to do is do weighted squats in the gym but that's VERY hard, painful, and extreme to do a systematic training regiment at your age just for jumping higher but the best thing to do is easily just do squats over and over again about 5 times a week. It gets your quadriceps extremely powerful and thus in turn you can jump much higher.
     
  4. Anakir

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    Play beach volleyball as practice. No joke. Once you get used to jumping in the sand and you jump on normal pavement, your mind makes you think as if you were jumping in sand. Because jumping in sand is hard, it forces you to push harder thus jumping higher on solid ground once getting used to sand.

    That and ankle weights help. You gotta build up muscle in both your calves, hamstrings and your thighs. I forgot which one was for which purpose, but one of them is for air time and one for height. Training them would be beneficial for you.

    I used to play a ton of volleyball as well. I gotta pick up on it again.
     
  5. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    (Remix, since I'm having trouble finding the original)

    aaand

     
  6. Luigi F Mario

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    1] put some weights in a backpack, very few at first.

    2] stand on the edge of the bottom stair with your feet like 1/2 way on

    3] go down then back up, etc.


    also buy these shoes:



    really they work, i have seen both of these things help people jump really high.



    -Luigi F Mario
     
  7. dice

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    Ankle weights look like a logical choice, you could put them on whilst training with your volleyball team (and not use them during an actual match to see if there's an improvement).
     
  8. p1ngpong

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    Do squats with weights, it will build up your leg muscle power. Probably a lot more effective then jumping with ankle weights.
     
  9. Szyslak

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    LFM is right. Calf raises are one of the best ways to improve your jumping. You don't even need weights if you don't have them handy. Stand on the edge of a stair, and very slowly raise yourself up on your toes as high as you can. Then lower yourself slowly so that your heel is below your toes. Repeat. Start with 3 sets of 20. Work your way up on the reps.

    As others have suggested, squats will also help, but again, you don't even need the weight at first. Just put your arms straight out in front of you, and do about 3 sets of 15. Keep your back straight and vertical. Doing them in front of a mirror might help with your form at first.

    If you do these for a while, and reach a plateau, then you can start adding weight. But just doing the exercises with the proper form will yield results.

    Good luck.
     
  10. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    ankle weights...reminds me of rock lee

    and kawachi from yakitate japan..
     
  11. Cablephish
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    Ok, so I'm working on a leg press and a squat machine. How about... Lunges with weights? Does that help too?