how to jump higherIf you’ve been searching for tips on how to jump higher puzzle, you might take a look at your body type. According to the Globe and Mail, physics and body type play a significant part in athletic performance. That means how you’re built and how you’re genetically wired when it comes to muscle building and using the fuel you feed your body have everything to do with your natural athletic abilities. Those factors can even control to an extent how well training can affect your attempts to improve upon your natural abilities.

That doesn’t mean that an endomorph — someone who Bodybuilding.com says has a tendency to be heavy, rounded and has trouble burning fat — can’t learn how to jump higher or become a fast runner. It just means that extra effort in the training department will likely be required. No matter what body type you have, however, before you can set your sights on jumping higher, you need to build lower body muscle strength and endurance. Once those elements are in place, then you can concentrate on how to jump higher.

Muscle and Strength has a useful breakdown of ways to train depending on which body type you have. The advice includes recommendations on sets and reps as well as training frequency and intensity. It even tells you how to incorporate aerobics and recuperation time into your plan. Nutritional considerations and lifestyle tips are also included to get you on your way to better, if not optimal, fitness.

Give your basic fitness plan about 90 days to take effect. It can take up to that long before you start seeing results, and you don’t want to “jump” into jump training before you’ve built up the strength and endurance you’ll need to learn how to jump higher. When you are there, Livestrong says plyometrics are an effective way to build that explosive strength and endurance in your muscles for a higher jump. Some of those plyometric moves include squat jumps, jump lunges and explosive step-ups. Those moves can get your heart rate going, too, so they’re useful to count toward your cardio/aerobic minutes, as well. Add plyometrics to your basic work out after 90 days, or replace some of your leg exercises with them to make the most of your natural abilities and jump higher than ever before.

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