Have you ever wondered how high you could jump if you worked at it? At Rebounderz, we help people realize just how high they can go. However, as we said in our last blog, some people can jump higher than others. Their muscles are just more used to that explosive motion. How do they do it?
In our last blog, we shared a few tips for making your jumps higher than ever. As it turns out, flexibility, fast-twitch muscles, and a bit of visualization can take you to new heights. However, that isn’t all. In today’s blog, we have a few more secrets of high jumpers to share with you. Read on to learn more!
Swing Your Arms
This happens naturally when we jump – we wrench our arms up or forward, depending on which direction we want to jump. Time it right, and you can get 15 percent more lift. Timing is something you can practice at practically any time. You don’t need special equipment or a lot of time. Just practice consistently enough, and you’ll build up great muscle memory. As a result, you won’t even have to think about the timing when you do jump.
Strengthen Your Tibialis Anterior
Every muscle group in your body has a counter-balancing group. You can only be as strong as the muscles that oppose each other, and this is a very important concept to bring to your calves. Many times, people will do dozens of heel raises and strengthen the muscle on the back of their calves while failing to strengthen the muscle on the front. That is why people get shin splints so easily. You will jump better when you have strong tibialis anteriors, the muscles along your shins. You can strengthen them by walking around on your heels without letting your toes touch the ground. Keep going until you feel a burn, and you’ll know you’re doing it right.
Keep Your Abdomen Strong
Your abdomen is the bridge between your upper body and your legs, and the more force it can take, the better your jumps will be. Now, we’re not telling you to do a bunch of crunches. They strengthen your rectus abs, and you will get better jumps with a strong transverse abdominal wall. These muscles play an integral role in any power move you make, and you can strengthen them by sucking your stomach in like you’re going to stick it to your spine. Hold for 20 seconds. Do four reps a few times a week, and you’ll notice a significant difference.
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