START INCREASING YOUR VERTICAL LEAP for VOLLEYBALl TODAY
A vertical leap is two parts power generation and one part skill. For the first two parts, you need to build and strengthen your muscles and also maximize flexibility.
MUSCLE STRENGTHENING: QUADRICEPS
A vertical jump often involves jumping off one leg. Hence if you go for single-leg squats, it can benefit you in the long run by acquiring necessary strength.
While doing your squats, try to push yourself back up right after you have lowered yourself. This will keep your fast-twitch muscles ready and active and they are the ones directly responsible for the upward rush when you try to jump higher.
Muscle strengthening: calf muscles
The calf muscles come right after the thigh muscles in the order of importance. They help in that final propelling of your body into the air when you are performing a vertical leap. So aim to increase their strength by doing calf raises off a step. Many people disregard this muscle when training to jump higher, however they are mistaken. If you train your calf muscles you will definitely increase your jump.
Yoga is an excellent way to increase your flexibility and it will definitely help you to be more agile.
Jumping exercise and mental preparation
And to all the above, add motivation if you plan on becoming a star on the volleyball court. Imagine yourself making the perfects jumps and keep believing that you have what it takes. Sports psychologists have long vouched for the efficacy of "mental practice" in the improvement of athletic skills and performances.
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