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Understanding Vertical Jump Training for Beginners

For you who interested in sports or doing sports, jump might be one of the most familiar movements that is done in various types of sport. There are many kinds of jump, but based on the direction of the jump, vertical jump has become one of the most important types of jump. Vertical jump is used a lot in many types of sport such as basketball, volleyball, athletics and other. In order to reach the highest vertical jump, you need to find know the correct techniques and exercise that specially designed for improving the vertical jump. Therefore, we are going to discuss all about vertical jump and vertical jump training.

What is Vertical Jump?

Vertical jump is one type of jump based on the direction of the jump. Vertical Jump or also called vertical leap is an act of raising your body vertically by using your own muscle. Simply, vertical jump is when you jump vertically. You may wonder what the different of vertical jump and other types of jump. Direction becomes one of significant factors that distinguish vertical jump and other types of jump. Based on the direction, there are two common types of jump: vertical and horizontal Jump. In vertical jump, the jump is done to reach vertical point, while horizontal jump is done to reach the horizontal point. It is true that both types of jump involve vertical movement of the body, but there are two different purposes of those jumps. In horizontal jump, the purpose of the jump is to move horizontally with the jump.  In vertical jump, the purpose of the jump is to move vertically with the jump.

In vertical jump, it is very important that you jump by using your own muscle. It is means that there is systematic movement of your muscle that allow you to do vertical jump. You may be helped by some technologies in order to jump higher. However, primarily, your muscle is the main factor that allows you to jump. Commonly, in officially measuring how high your vertical jump is, you don’t allow to use any technology.

Type of Vertical Jump

In vertical jump, there are two different types that based on the way you start the jump: standing and running vertical jump. Standing vertical jump is a vertical jump that started by standing position without involving any steps. In this vertical jump, you are not allowed to create a momentum such as walking and running that you help you jump higher. You may rarely see standing vertical jump is used in some types of sport. Commonly, standing vertical jump only used in record-breaking.

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