LeBron James' Vertical Leap

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Plyometric Training

Improve your power and elasticity.

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SQUAT JUMP

Hips, knees and ankles

  • Starting position: Stand with your feet just outside of shoulder width with your hands behind your head.
  • Sit back and down into a squat position, keeping your knees behind your toes.
  • Immediately jump vertically by extending completely through your hips. Do not pause at the bottom of the movement.
  • Pull your toes to your shins in midair to prepare for landing in the squat position.
  • Reset to start position and repeat.
  • Complete 2-3 sets of 5 repetitions.

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HURDLE HOP

Hips and legs

  • Starting position: Stand on one leg in front of a line of small hurdles.
  • Hop over one hurdle, landing and holding on the same leg. Land softly by absorbing through your hip and glutes.
  • Continue over remaining hurdles.
  • Repeat with other leg.
  • Complete 2-3 sets of 5 repetitions each leg.