In lots of sports, good vertical jump ability is what really matters. You can’t expect to do well in basketball, volleyball, and a number of other sports unless you can jump high. Of course, some people simply jump higher than the others, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t catch them up with a good workout routine.
According to a recent study, strength and power workout had a massive influence on vertical jumping performances. Resistance training proved to be an effective way to improve leg strength and increase explosiveness. Another study proved the importance of the training surface. It showed that doing the strengthening exercises on stable surfaces was not only much safer than doing the same on unstable surfaces; it also provided a maximum force output. [Read more…]