If excessive weight was what’s been pulling you down, you might wanna think about losing it in order to improve your vertical jump. However, you need to be careful about the weight losing programs. You need one that will help you get rid of the fat, while simultaneously help you build muscle mass. After all, muscles are responsible for jumping high. Here are a couple of tips on how to lose excessive fat and get better in vert jumping.
The key to losing body fat is in diet. Regardless of how hard you train, unless you get your diet in order you can’t expect to see good results. In fact, you can only make things worse. The most dangerous foods are sweets and carbonated drinks that are rich in sugar. Not only do simple carbohydrates make you fat, it also has a bad influence on your joints, heart and kidneys. Still, this doesn’t mean you should say no to all carbs – temperance is the key.
Instead of junk food, you need to start eating healthy carbs, such as oatmeal, rice, leafy vegetables, etc. But, again, you must not overeat. Calories are what matters in weight losing. You need to stick to about 2,500 per day to maintain a normal functioning of your body. Still, you need to make sure that the most of those calories come from healthy fats and protein, rather than carbs. [Read more…]