Looking to improve your vertical jump? Even if you’re not a basketball player or a high jumper, assessing your ability to jump still has merit for you. Our sports performance coaches here at Parisi Speed School tell us the importance of this movement, and how to improve.

Why is it Important to Improve my Vertical Jump? In practically all the world of sport the vertical leap can be and is frequently used as a measuring tool to assess the ability to display power, explosive strength, and the ability to use your strength.

How to Improve: Your glutes and hamstrings are important to train if you’re looking to increase your vertical jump. These muscles are the prime movers that act at the hip. Research into the biomechanics or movement patterns of the best jumpers have found that the glutes contribute about 40 percent and the hamstrings 25 percent to the vertical jump. Train these muscles during the strength phase with ground-based lifts such as the squat and deadlift.

Improve your skills and vertical jump through sports performance training with Parisi Speed School at the Newtown Athletic Club.