Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Using Platform Shoes to Increase Your Vertical Leap

The purpose of this article is to explain how the use of platform shoes can help you jump higher faster. While you can increase you vertical leaping ability with platform shoes there are some pros and cons that should be noted.

Platform shoes work by helping you focus more weight on the balls of your feet. They help to stretch out your achilles heel in addition to strengthening your calf muscles more effectively by isolating the calve muscles in virtually every workout you do.

While they do work from my experience there are some pros and cons to consider before using this type of workout. First of all if you are not in good to great basketball shape you simply will not see the results you want. You can not be overweight and expect to jump 5 to 10 inches higher. I don't mean to offend anyone but that's just the truth.

While they may not be for those that are overweight, I can say that another great benefit of using platform shoes is that they also make you incredibly quicker as well. Even if you are overweight it would be hard to imagine that you would not gain any speed from jumping platform shoes products.

Moreover you do not need platform shoes to receive incredible gains in your jumping ability. The workouts that you do by them self alone can definitely improve your performance.

Additionally some platform shoes can be quite expensive. Increasing your vertical leaping ability, however just doesn't have to be.

Platform workout shoes are defiantly effective, however there are plenty of programs out there that will give you more value then simply slaping on a pair of shoes.

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