Dunking is not only the coolest thing in the sports world; it is also one of the most effective ways to score in basketball. But unfortunately, many people aren’t able to achieve that vertical which will allow them to dunk. Many people believe that they are not tall enough to jump high and dunk It doesn’t matter what your genetic structure is and what your height is. Sure it does play some part in your ability to reach the hoop, but these two things are something you can’t change. There are a lot of other factors that are responsible for your vertical leap and these factors can be tweaked to reach enough vertical to reach that ring and slam dunk that ball.
Let’s get back on how to jump higher to jump. If you are training specifically for dunking, then I would suggest that you spend some time every alternate day practicing your jump on the court. You should grab the basics of jumping higher by watching the videos of professional basketball players. Look at the way they jump and find out what you are doing wrong in your jumping technique. Once you are 100% sure that there is nothing wrong with your jumping technique then spend some time practicing your jumping.
While practicing jumping, make sure that every jump is to your full potential. That is every time you jump you should be trying to reach a greater height than you did in your previous jump. Once you realize that you are jumping lower than your previous jump, stop immediately. This is because you want your muscles and your Central nervous system to train for jumping higher and not for jumping for a longer period of time. It doesn’t matter if you reach your potential in 5 minutes or 30 minutes; stop as soon as you see a decrease in your jumping height.
This is only alternate days, the rest of the days of the week should be spent in the gym making your muscles stronger and quicker. Weight training and plyometrics is the key to developing enough muscle strength and quickness to jump higher. Again, each training routine should is meant to make you stronger and quicker. The other half is nutrition and recovery. Without enough rest, you will never recover from the damage that your muscles go through when training. So it is recommended that you rest at least 2 days a week. It can be adjusted according to your muscle’s ability to recover. If they recover faster, you can go back to training earlier.
Before you reach your maximum jumping ability, you can make the huge mistake of working out for longer periods of time with the belief that my vertical will increase just because my jumping muscles were being worked. The results I was left with was a loss of physical and mental energy, and a dying dream to explode in these type of type fashion. To avoid this, focus on short explosive and quick workouts. Never sacrifice your full energy so that you can perform more reps. The reps are not as important as you exerting yourself to your maximum capacity.Working out this way can prove to drastically improve your ability in jump higher to dunk in limited amount of time, and there is even a more powerful technique to use in your workouts that makes it even more powerful…check it out in the description.