Long awaited and much anticipated, Kelly Baggett and I have almost finished up our article on vertical jump training in perfect time to get you prepared for summer basketball and volleyball season. We had to shelve the project for a while as we both tended to our things in our lives. This is the exact program I will be using with my college basketball players after their 4 week introductory phase transitioning them back in the gym.
With that said, we should submit the article by the end of next week, but wanted to offer the training program to those who have expressed interest and wanted to get a jump wink on the process.
The program is designed for the typical T-Mag reader as far as we can tell. You’ve been lifting for a while and have a solid strength base. Three groups this is not for: 1)weak (can’t even squat body weight) lifters or athletes - you need a few special phases to build your strength levels first and 2)the very strong (powerlifter type) who already squat 3x bodyweight and carry a lot of extra mass
and 3) those whose bf% is too high (>15%) - bring down your body comp first (at least below 20%).
Exercise descriptions and the theory will be explained in the article.
Before you start, please take a week to determine your max vertical jump (jumping like normal) and your max vertical jump (holding the bottom position for 4 seconds). We’ll talk about what all this stuff means in the article, so be like Nike and “just do it.”
Those that want to get a jump start, please PM me with your email and I will send you the program layed out in a spreadsheet so that you can get started.