Increase Jumping height/distance

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Looking for suggestions to add into my cardio routine to help with forward jumping/leaping as well as lateral jumps. I do jump squats/crate jumps, lateral 'skater' jumps - I'm trying to increase my height/distance on skates so I need to buid strength off skates.

Thank you!

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  • tiefighther66
    tiefighther66 Posts: 22 Member
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    Same goes for strength days, maybe specific exercises to help with those jumping muscles +++
  • deminimis
    deminimis Posts: 47 Member
    edited February 2018
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    Back in jr. high and high school (gawd that was a long time ago), I was obsessed with my vertical (I high jumped and played, poorly, basketball). I ran a lot, but I really went after jump rope and a machine we called a "leaper". Basically, it was a squat machine with some sort of fly wheel dealio (it did not use plates like many today). In 9th grade I could get my wrist above the rim and dunk volleyballs with ease (maybe I was 6' at the time). So, if looking for that explosive leap, for me, it was a squat machine/leaper (very fast, perhaps a rep a second or so) and jumping rope. In fact, I'd like to get or build a leaper of some sort for my 9th grader as he is really starting to listen to his old dad and work on his vertical. Hope this helps.
  • Inspirationalwaterjug
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    Jump squats, clean and jerk, power cleans, snatches.
  • JAYxMSxPES
    JAYxMSxPES Posts: 193 Member
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    Improving squat strength has a direct relationship to VJ height, so improving squat strength will help jump height. Squat Jumps, broad jumps, depth jumps are good ways to work on that. However, don't do them cross-fit style; basically don't do them fast for time. Do good quality jumps and really focus on power rather than time is what I'm trying to say.
  • Inspirationalwaterjug
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    ^he gets it.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,608 Member
    edited February 2018
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    If you're looking to increase your vertical height on skaters, use hurdles to jump over. Start with 6" and progress up. If you looking on forward leaping, that has a lot with technique on how you make the jump. Don't swing your arms downward on the jump. With athlete's that I have who play basketball/volleyball, I have them wear a weighted vest (up to 40lbs) when they practice jumps to help improve.

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  • Lean59man
    Lean59man Posts: 714 Member
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    Plyometrics.
  • tirowow12385
    tirowow12385 Posts: 698 Member
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    Quarter squats.
  • karsei01
    karsei01 Posts: 442 Member
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    To be better at jumping, you have to...jump...
    Learn to focus on where you want to land, use the arms to gain momentum etc.
    What helped me most was jumping on one foot (don't know what it's called in english) and use arms and force to make the jumps really long.
    In my youth I had records of 3m40 vertical and 85cm horisontal without weights or strength training.
  • tiefighther66
    tiefighther66 Posts: 22 Member
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    Thank you for your suggestions! I'm going to mix some of these in today.
  • stanmann571
    stanmann571 Posts: 5,728 Member
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    heytimsla wrote: »
    Jump squats, clean and jerk, power cleans, snatches.

    Kettlebell swings
  • Inspirationalwaterjug
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    heytimsla wrote: »
    Jump squats, clean and jerk, power cleans, snatches.

    Kettlebell swings

    Kettlebell jumps too
  • DX2JX2
    DX2JX2 Posts: 1,921 Member
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    Lean59man wrote: »
    Plyometrics.

    This. Keep up the weight work but you've got to practice the explosive movements. Skater jumps are great, as are one footed hops, squat jumps, and box jumps. As already mentioned, focus on form and power over speed.

    Also, one footed squats and don't neglect your core.
  • rockymir
    rockymir Posts: 498 Member
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    Precisely, plyometrics.