I know this sounds like a GIMMICK! Jump up to 5 inches higher in just 10 minutes? But it’s not.
(I think tip #12 will especially blow your mind!)
Go ahead and get started!
SECRET #1 Think Speed On Your Approach
One of the main keys to jumping higher now is to increase your speed on your approach. When we are talking about approach we are specifically talking about the final two steps. It is important that you have a long, gather step without getting too low. And then really accelerate into the jump - and as we will see shortly - make sure that you “jerk” yourself upward as you bring in your back leg into the jump! (One foot jumping requires you to throw that knee up and not out!)
A good mental trick is to think: 1-2 BOING! If you are a “left-right” jumper, then say to yourself: “left, right, BOING!” You want to very quickly (almost violently) boing off the ground!
That’s why we call it BOINGvert, because we get your muscles to be like loaded SPRINGS that will BOING you up!
The three arrows in our logo stand for 1) the quick approach, 2) the transition from horizontal movement to vertical, and then 3) the boing off the ground with great speed.
SECRET #2 Focus on Dorsiflexion
Load your trailing ankle for the boing up! All Dorsiflexion means is to point your toe toward your shin more. See below:
A lot of players don’t quite get enough dorsiflexion. You can see Donovan Mitchell’s dorsiflexion here. Notice the front is loaded and so is the back.
SECRET #3 Think about Speed more than Strength
A famous dunker we know once said, “I just try to move faster than light!” It sounds crazy but he wanted to explode off the ground so fast he’d be up a pulse of light! In the first less we were talking about speed of approach, here we are talking speed off the ground! Great jumpers - after they plant simply get off the ground faster! When you think about jumping think about this movement being FAST and POWERFUL!
SECRET #4 Look at the Rim when you Jump, and do NOT Bend Over Too Much
As you jump, look where you want to go - over the rim! Also remember to stay more vertical with your back when you jump, and do not bend over at the waist! A lot of guys do this, they bend too forward! So keep your head up! Also jump from your hips for power by tucking them sort of “under” you. It will also help keep you upright!
#7 Vertical! Vertical! Vertical!
Make sure you are jumping UP and not forward. So many players actually are jumping from too far away. Try to get closer to the rim and go UP! As you get better at jumping then you can work on your distance.
It is called a vertical jump for a reason. Make sure you are jumping up and not out!
SECRET #5 Do Not Stutter Step
Again and again, BoingVERT talks about the important of SPEED! If you stutter step you will slow down big time! That will DECREASE your vertical!
SECRET #6 Try Ballistic Stretching Before You Play
SECRET #8 If you Go Off One Foot, Don’t Drag the Back Foot
So many players jump off one leg and drag the back foot. So many players do this - great athletes don’t. Some guys even leave streaks on the floor after they jump from dragging that back foot.
An example of what NOT to do: Why did Steph Curry miss that dunk in the playoffs?
SECRET #9 Don’t Bend too Much at the Knees
You need to PRIME yourself to jump, you do not have to bend too much. This goes with staying upright and not bending over too much. Again, look at the rim and stay more upright!
SECRET #10 Stretch Opposite Muscles
Do this stretch while bouncing gently - which hits the muscles opposite the main jumping muscles. Static stretching isn’t best for jumping high. Have you ever noticed you jump a little higher when you are NOT fully loose? That’s because you have more potential energy in your muscles. So what you need to do is active stretching and actually focus more on OPPOSITE muscles. Get your hams loose, your abs, and the shins! The things opposite the main jumping muscles.
SECRET #11 Jump from Your Hamstrings and Glutes Also
There is something called (pardon our French) “Flat Ass” - most bad dunkers don’t have strong glutes! Great dunkers, while their legs may not have bulging muscles, tend to have very powerful hams and glutes. Indeed, they seem to jump from the hips and glutes. They are strong there. As you jump try to jump not just from your quads and calves but from your hamstrings and glutes also.
SECRET #12 Use Your MIND to Jump Higher
This sounds like BS, right?
Well, I'll tell you what: suspend your disbelief and go try it. This can easily add 2 to 3 inches. If you can't touch the rim is it for that. If you can almost hang on the rim, use it for that. And if you are close to dunking, use it for that. Your MIND is more powerful than you think!
Remember, these little secrets maybe little but they separate the mediocre dunkers from the professional dunkers, so study them careful and apply them.
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BONUS: SOME EASY DAILY DRILLS TO HELP YOU INCREASE YOUR VERT
TO BE DONE DAILY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IN THE WORKOUT LOG
*Nearly all of these can be done at a desk.