Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jump Higher by Getting Your Core Muscles Stronger

The purpose of this article is to help one under stand how strengthening the core muscles of your body can help you to jump higher. After reading this article one should be able to understand which core muscles to optimize in order to achieve maximum results fast.

When you first think about increasing your jumping ability, you probably think about your lower body strength first and how improving them will make you jump higher. And it will, however what’s often left out is improving and strengthening the core muscles.

Your abs and your back are a part of the core muscles that are often left out of the equation, giving those that are serious about increasing their vertical leap an edge.

The reason why is simple. When you jump the more stable you are when you are taking off the higher you will jump. Additionally and probably more importantly as well the back and abs also provide support and thrust when you jump as well.

Adding simple exercises such as crunches, sit ups, leg lifts and reverse crunches to your workout routine can all help to add height to you jumping max.

In conclusion one should have learned from reading this article that the in order to achieve maximum results with your jumping ability you have to think outside the box. In order to beat your competitors you have to strengthen all areas that involve the leaping motions. Your chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link. Strengthen all your links and you will become an unstoppable force on the court. All it takes is some hard work and determination.


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