In this guide, we take a look at how you can increase your vertical leap. The guide will provide you with the top vertical jump program out there, as well as some of the best exercises for increasing your jump height.
Have you ever been sitting in the stands watching a high school basketball game and a kid from the opposing team rises up out of nowhere, dunks it, and shocks the crowd?
The kid is 5’9 and 15-years old! How is he dunking?
Or maybe you were playing against the kid and thinking…. I wish I could dunk.
Or, perhaps, you were a defensive back in high school and you can remember covering that stud receiver from the other team and regardless of how well you covered him, he’d just jump over you and make catches.
Regardless, anyone who plays sports knows that the players who can jump high always have a huge advantage.
And, that is even truer at the high school and youth levels of sports.
If you are a high school athlete (or the parent of one), increasing your vertical jump height is one of the best ways to separate yourself from the competition.
It doesn’t matter whether you can already jump high, or if you can barely get off the ground…
Every inch you add to your vertical will make you a better player.
And, the good news is that increasing your vertical is attainable. In fact, most athletes never even come close to reaching their maximum jump height.
Part of the reason for this is that most athletes never specifically focus on their jump height. But, to avoid working on increasing your vertical is to leave a lot of athletic ability on the table.
A lot of athletes are misinformed about how to go about jumping higher. And, because of this, I’ve put together this guide on how to jump higher and increase your vertical.
In this guide, I’ll cover…
- Why you need to stick to a good program (as well as give you suggestions on which ones work the best)
- The mindset you’ll need to have in order to succeed in increasing your vertical
- The importance of keeping track of your progress
- Some specific exercises and workouts that are aimed at increasing your vertical
After going through this guide, you’ll see that not only is it possible for you to jump higher but if you stick to a solid jump training program, you can get results fairly quickly.
I. Recommended Jump Training Programs
Sticking to a proven jump training program is a huge factor in determining the results you will get.
Yes, you can increase your vertical by putting together your own jump training program. A lot of athletes see results by combining specific “jump-oriented” exercises to create their own regimen.
However, there are also programs out there that are extremely well organized and are based on years of experience and proven results (and come with plenty of testimonials to back them up.)
The top program (in my opinion) is Vert Shock. Vert Shock promises an increase of 9-15” to your vertical leap. The program is easily one of the best options out there… but it has one major downside…
It isn’t free…
In my opinion, though, the cost of Vert Shock is worth it… especially for those who aren’t comfortable putting together their own program.
However, I realize that not everyone is going to want to pay the $67 that the program costs. If that’s the case, then you can skip this section and scroll down to the Jump Training Workouts section.
But, before you do, I do give away one copy of Vert Shock each week. So, if you do want a chance to get the program for free, you can sign up for the giveaway here.
And, if you are interested in at least checking out what Vert Shock has to offer, the section below will provide a brief overview of it.
Vert Shock: The Best Jump Training Program
Vert Shock was created by two basketball players, Adam Folker and Justin ‘Jus Fly’ Darlington.
Folker played basketball at UC Irvine and spent time playing professionally in Europe.
Justin Darlington is a professional dunker who has an insane 50.1” vertical leap.
Its main selling point is its promise of increasing your vertical between 9-15”, but perhaps the main reason why people love it is that it is incredibly easy to follow.
Unlike other programs out there, Vert Shock is well-organized. Where other programs often leave you wondering which exercises and workouts you should perform on each day, Vert Shock gives you a strict day-by-day plan to follow so that you always know which workout you need to be doing.
At $67, the program is a bit pricey…
But if you consider the potential that adding 9-15” to your vertical jump would have on your athletic ability over the long run, the price is very reasonable.
It’s $67 to make you a significantly better athlete!
And, the program is not just something that was created to sell you a pipe dream so that the course-creators could make a quick buck, either.
In fact, the program has received hundreds of rave reviews and has helped thousands of athletes significantly increase their vertical jump.
It’s produced proven results time and time again…
But don’t take my word for it. Check out a handful of testimonials that Vert Shock users have sent in on the results they have gotten with the program:
These are literally just a handful of hundreds of positive testimonials the program has. (You can see all of the testimonials here.)
Ultimately, not everyone is going to want to spend money on the program. If that’s you, the good news is that you can still increase your vertical jump by putting together your own program. (Check out the rest of the guide for information on how to do so.)
But, before you read on… if you do want to get Vert Shock, but you don’t want to pay for it, check the section below for your chance to get a free copy…
Vert Shock Giveaway
I realize that not everyone wants to spend $67 on a premium program. However, I feel like Vert Shock is such a good product that every month I giveaway the program to one winner.
If you are interested in checking out the program, but you don’t really want to pay for it, you can enter for your chance to win a free copy by clicking the link below.