View Full Version : Programming for vertical

Troy Kerr
07-22-2010, 12:16 PM
Anybody have any insight as to how to program specifically to increase one's vertical? Exercises I can think of off the top of my head include:

Back Squat
Box Jump
Knee Jumps
Box Jumps
Kettlebell swings

Anybody have any programming suggestions? I was thinking something along the lines of westsides plans?

Alex Bond
07-22-2010, 12:38 PM
Depth drops and jumps, bounding, repeated broad jumps across a room. Westside makes people more explosive squatters, not necessarily jumpers.

Troy Kerr
07-22-2010, 01:07 PM
Yeah, i was referring more along the lines of alternating explosive days with strength days.

John Alston
07-22-2010, 08:23 PM
kelly baggett has a vertical jump guide that's supposed to have a good record.
assess yourself, then program around that. Google it.

Chris Forbis
07-23-2010, 05:46 AM
If you do not wish to buy Kelly Baggett's Vertical Jump Bible, at least go here (http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/articles.html) and read his articles.

Troy Kerr
07-23-2010, 11:11 AM
Yeah when I was googling for programs that was one of the results I got however I wasent sure if it was reliable. Getting it referred on here gives me some comfort. Ill def. check it out. Thank you.