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These tips help NFL Combine hopefuls (and you) take flight on the vertical and broad jump.
Learning how to scale the physicality behind the practice of parkour will only help you in the long run.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted a higher vertical jump. Here are the two things that make a difference.
A new study explores the athletic traits needed for jump performance.
Got air? From post-activation potential to plyometrics, these ten articles are all you need to know to improve your vertical jump.
Most laypersons will bet that weightlifters have little jumping ability. They are just too big and slow, right? This is now refuted frequently, but the Soviets actually refuted it decades ago.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the scapula, holding a freestanding handstand, hypermobility, and more!
Power is certainly a prerequisite for a high vertical jump, but so is skill work. A new study identified two skills to work on if you're looking for a higher jump.
A new study investigated the correlation between sprinting and vertical jump performance, and found that athletes who are good at one tend to be pretty good at the other.
Imagine your vertical jump is just about to be tested. Suddenly, you tell the test administrator, “Hold up, I gotta do some heavy squats first.” Sound ridiculous? A new study suggests it might not be.
The relationship between jumping ability and weightlifting performance is strong, but how do you build your jumping? Here are some drills appropriate for lifters of all ages and stages of development.
Developing jumping power is vital for many athletes, but is the push jerk a good way to do it? Science takes a look at the actual mechanics involved and says, maybe not.
Post-Activation Potentiation or PAP - what is it? It means if you squat heavy, you can jump higher. Science looks at how much weight it takes to activate this potential and how you can apply it, too.
Years ago I used the kettlebell swing to improve jumping ability. I didn't know why it worked at the time, but new research looks into the relationship between the swing and explosive strength.
The ability to produce force quickly is the definition of power and it is useful in sports from martial arts to team sports. Plyometrics can help develop power, but first learn to do them safely.
The vertical jump is revered as a test of force production. Research shows kettlebell swings can increase vertical jump. Swings, done correctly, can increase both strength and speed in athletes.