Have you ever wondered how professional NBA players jump so high and dunk so well? The NBA stars are in very strict jumping training that they do every day. The training is very simple and can be done by a basketball player of any level, be it a high school player who needs a few more inches to shoot or a college star who wants to win a dunk contest. These are the key elements of NBA jumping training.
1. Jump squats! Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands behind your head. Bend your knees and squat down so your legs are parallel to the floor. Now jump as high as you can, keeping your back straight and your hands behind your head. Instantly, when your feet hit the ground, repeat the whole process. Do about 20 jumps, 3 times or until you can’t do more.
2. Stairs! This is easy and effective. Start by simply running down the stairs and back down. Then go up the stairs by jumping a ladder with each step. Then jump up the stairs with both feet. Ten Jump 1 foot down the stairs. All of these exercises work your calves tremendously, which is an important part of jumping height. Do these workouts every day.
3. Sprints! Sprints are much more effective in improving jump height than long-distance running. Sprints force your muscles to become much more explosive. Do at least 5 100-meter long sprints every day. You’ll see your speed start to skyrocket and you’ll start jumping higher in no time.