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How to jump higher for basketball..what I did.
How I was able to get my 37 inch vertical leap actually came from delivering newspaper. Yup that’s right delivering newspapers. The secret was riding bicycle up steep hills.
The funny thing is that I never really knew I had a high vertical leap, but I did discover I had an above average broad jump back in intermediate school because it was measured in P.E.(Physical Education). You had to jump forward as far as you can on a measured mat. So you get to see everyone in your class jump and I was one of the top if not the one with the farthest leap. But it wasn’t until junior year in high school when I was told that I jump high by one of the guys I used to play basketball with all the time, a Korean guy named LJ. He made the comment, “you jump so fricken high” and it was from then on I began to notice the difference between my jump and everyone else.
There was one play where I jumped and the guy guarding me jumped after me I was still going up and the defender was on the way down as I still went up and up and finally shot the jumper.
The most memorable block for me was in high school, during weight training class. I purposely gave a chubby kid lots of space between me and him so he thought he was open which technically he was, there was about 5 maybe 6 feet of space between me and him. He shot the ball and after one or two steps and I jumped, the ball was still on the way up and was above the rim when I nipped the bottom of the ball, you could see the rotation of the ball was reversed after I nipped it.
So after I realized that I indeed jump higher than most people, I didn’t know how I got that jumping ability. It wasn’t until after I stopped playing basketball regularly that I realized how it was that I was able to jump so high.
It was because of riding bicycle everyday up steep hills carrying newspaper on my shoulder or on my handle bars. When I had the bag on my handle bars it was harder because you had to spread your legs out much farther than normal because the bag is in the way loaded with about 50 newspapers. Delivering newspapers was a 7 days a week job. So I rode up steep hills delivering newspapers every day for about 6 years. On Sunday, it was much worst because the newspapers were so thick. So the loads were much heavier.
This is how I got hops but you don’t have to spend 6 years delivering newspaper to get a high vertical jump. You can simply buy yourself a pair of jumpsoles! Shoes designed to help you build fast twitch muscles and gain 9 to 15inches on your vertical leap!
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