Vertical Jump Exercises

Lets face it… Not all exercises are created equal.

Some exercises will greatly improve your vertical jump, while others will REDUCE your vertical jump.

These articles will show you everything you need to know about vertical leap exercises.

You will learn about the best exercises that you need to perform in order to jump higher.

You will also learn about the inferior (yet very popular) exercises that you should avoid at all cost.

In many cases, I have included step-by-step videos that show you exactly how to perform the exercises.

*By the way, the Jump Manual is a GREAT program that contains some of the very best vertical jump exercises in a simple workout you can follow to jump higher.

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40 Responses to “Vertical Jump Exercises”

  1. marlon Says:

    hi dan
    Please send me the correct way of training and exercises in order for me to have a high vertical jump.

    thanks and Godbless

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  2. dave Says:

    hey.i was wondering if you can send me excerices i can do for a high jump. im having school tryouts in a monthl. so please

    thank you so much

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  3. Lee Says:

    Hey I just wanted to know if you could send me some jump exercises. I think that would take my game to another level.
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Dan Says:

      Stay tuned Lee. I’m working on the content right now and it should be up on the site soon! Thanks for your patience.

      Reply

  4. Chad Says:

    Please send me some exerecises on how to increase my vert. I would really appreciate it,
    Regards, Chad

    Reply

  5. sean Says:

    dan please send me exercises

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  6. Dwoyne Says:

    Please send me some jumping exercises asap I work on my legs but don’t know if I’m doing it the correct way. I’m 185- 190 pounds with big legs . I used to be fat kid I never was able to jump extremely high . My tryout isn’t until January I wanna play college ball for my school I will be succesfull. I’m waiting to earn enough money so I can get the information on jumping higher. I’m willing to work at it until reach my goal. God bless

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  7. Rumen Says:

    Can you send me some exercises please!!

    I’ll be really thankful!!

    THanKS!!

    Reply

  8. Jump master Says:

    I need to get better. Could i get in on the secrets? would you be as kind as to send these exercises to me? Please, i really need them.

    Thanks!!!

    Reply

  9. Aran Says:

    hey dan, yo how do I buy the vertical jump program if im under 18

    Reply

  10. George Says:

    Hey Dan, i think it is great that you have made this “The Top 7 Vertical Jump Exercises” Some parts i really do agree, but i dont get why upper body is important since wouldnt it weight you down more when you jump? and for Jumping you didnt explain how many sets that you need to do and how you do it. Is it like just jump upwards or bend down and jump upwards explosively.

    Plz answer my questions and thank you

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  11. Adam Says:

    Dan, good stuff. I was expecting to see some more plyos on here to be honest but I like the fact that you can’t neglect the core and upperbody aspect of having a good vertical. Thanks for all the technique videos too. I know I struggle with the dead lift the most but these videos really helped.

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  12. Jay Says:

    I’ve been using the jump manual for only a week and I got another 2 inches on my vertical easily
    Thanks Dan

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  13. Dub Says:

    why aren’t box explosions part of your list i’ve always found those to help me and also why aren’t power cleans or hang cleans part of the workout….wouldn’t you wanna do quick explosive workouts to increase your vertical since jumping is a quick and explosive movement…I’ve always known squats and deadlifts to be exercises for power not so much the quick muscles that mainly help you jump…I’m only a high school student and i don’t have a degree or anything but i know a little bit about this just because I’m interested in it so if you’d explain your theory more for me please because i like to know as much as possible about all of it

    Thanks

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    • Dan Says:

      Wsup Dub. I agree that box explosions and hang cleans are great vertical jump exercises. However, they didn’t make our top 7 list because they don’t produce as much “bang-for-the-buck” results as the others on the list.

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  14. Ash Says:

    How many are we supposed to do for each one?

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  15. Chris Says:

    Hey. I made my own vertical leap workout which includes: lungees, squats, jumping squats, step ups, side-to-side hops, calf raises, jumps on the spot, and rim reach jumps. Before I started this workout I had no vertical leap workout history. For the first couple of weeks I had some good gains. But now I am having tiny gains every week. I need advice quickly please.

    Thanks

    P.S I do not want to pay for a vertical leap workout.

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  16. Chris Says:

    I made my own workout. It’s just plyometric exercises which are: lunges, squats, jumping squats, step ups, side-to-side hops, calf raises, jumps on the spot, and rim reach jumps. In the first couple of weeks I had decent gains, but after that I have very low gains. I need some advice please.

    Thanks

    P.S im not willing to pay for a vertical leap program

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  17. Rashawn F Says:

    Hey Dan, how many repititons and sets of sqauts, pull ups, squats etc. should I do and also, what days should I rest so I don’t lead to overtraining. I REALLY want to increase my vertical.

    Thanks

    Reply

  18. Olivia Says:

    I am not old enough to lift weights so iwas wondering if there were any exercises I could do. Thanks
    Liv

    Reply

  19. Samboy Says:

    Im 27 yrs of age…i can barely touch the ring..Can i still improve my jumping using jump manual???or am i too old???i wanna dunk!!!!!

    Samboy

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  20. Eric Says:

    hey i was wondering could you please send me some exercises to help my vertical jump

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  21. Remy Says:

    Dan, great stuff! I’m 35, and I could dunk pretty well in college, but since then I’ve broken a leg and really gotten away from the training that made me successful. I just picked up Jump Manual, and I’m really excited about the process. I hate wasting time doing exercises that won’t bring me closer to my goals. So when I see that a lot of top 7 are in that program, I feel even more determined to reach my goals. Thanks for the great info; I look forward to sharing my success with you.

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  22. Jordan Says:

    hey dan, just started doing some of these exercises on the website. i am 16 years old and play on the school basketball team, im an average player and im a pretty good down-low/post player, hoping these exercises will help me increase my vert and help me lose some weight in the process! thanks a lot, great program!

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  23. Eric Says:

    hey, reading these comments it seems as tho you guys are asking for exercises and some are being sent. so if possible could anyone send me some exercises to increase my vertical jump.
    please and thank you

    Reply

  24. cody Says:

    i see that you are sending some of these guys some exercises, for a high vertical jump. I didnt make the basketball team my freshman year, and i got very disapointed, so i said that i would give it two years, to work on it. I am now great with the ball, and i am a sophmore now.
    next year i really hope to make the team, and noone at school can dunk, and i would love to dunk.
    If there is any way possible to send me some workouts, it would be great, thanks so much..:):)

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  25. Shane Says:

    Dan,
    What is the right age to start adopting the weight training into the jump program?

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  26. kevin Says:

    hey im 15 and im 6 ft and on the jv team for my school, i can grab rim and i cant dunk the ball, i was hopin u cood send me the exercises so i can get a higher vertical.

    thanks soo much.
    if i can be able to do it constantly the coach says ill be able to start for varsity

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  27. Matt Says:

    Hey, Dan
    I’m 14, and have a 30in running vert. I can nearly grab the rim. (i can touch it) Do you think you could possibly hook me up with some vert jump exercises, so i could possibly dunk in the coming year or two?

    thanks so much

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  28. AJ Says:

    Hi Dan,

    I’m 36 years old (37 in August). I’m 6’1 (7’10 reach). When I was 21-22 I could jump from 2 feet inside the free throw line and dunk, post up and dunk off of a drop step, etc. I never even used momentum to dunk and slouched when I jumped lol, Im just now finding out that I wasn’t even jumping right. When I was 33 years old, I dropped some weight and was able to dunk again but I had only gotton down to 230 pounds when my ideal weight is 195 to be at my best. I am now 245 pounds and 36 years old. I’n your opinion, given what I mentioned above, if I were to drop down to 200 pounds, and use the right techniques for jumping (momentum etc) like the dunkers today do, do you think I’d still be able to get a vertical in the 40s? I can grab rim bearly right now at 245 pounds lol although it hurts my knees after a few jumps cause of the weight. Anxious to hear your reply. I know 36 is getting a little old. :-(

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  29. Carson Says:

    hey dan, do calfbuilders help in anyway?

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    • Dan Says:

      Hey Carson. Calf raises do help, especially if you have weak calves. With that being said, they don’t contribute as much as the other muscles (quads, hamstrings, glutes, etc) to help you jump higher.

      Reply

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