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Monthly Archives: May 2017

3 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR VERTICAL JUMP THIS OFF SEASON (Part 3)

In order to be explosive and have a great vertical, an athlete must be able to produce a lot of force in a short amount of time. The third piece to being a great leaper is hip mobility. Many athletes, especially basketball players have tight hips. Tight hip flexors can be bad for an athlete who wants to have an impressive vertical jump. If an athlete has tight hips that can hinder an athlete’s use of his/her glutes. The glutes are one of the most important muscles for an athlete to run fast Read more […]

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3 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR VERTICAL JUMP THIS OFF SEASON (Part 2)

As mentioned in last week’s Blog available at www.TheAthleteMaker.com ,in order to jump high and run fast an athlete must be able to produce power. Power is the product of force times velocity . The velocity portion can also be referred to as rate of force development. To be powerful, the goal is to produce a lot of force quickly. The High Pull involves triple extension of the hips, knees, and ankles. This explosive move will train rate of force development and the goal is for it to help the Read more […]

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3 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR VERTICAL JUMP THIS OFF SEASON (Part 1)

The off season is a great time to focus on improving your athleticism and target areas you want to improve upon.  Almost all athletes want to increase their strength and power output.  The vertical jump is a measure of power and increasing it will enhance your performance in almost any sport.  It doesn’t matter if you are a basketball, volleyball, football or soccer player, increasing your vertical jump and power will improve your chances for success. Over the next three weeks I will describe Read more […]

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