How to Jump Easy steps

Learn to Jump
If you want to learn how to jump, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about jump. A jumper may be either stationary or moving when initiating a jump. In a jump from stationary (i.e., a standing jump), all of the work required to accelerate the body through launch is done in a single movement. In a moving jump or running jump, the jumper introduces additional vertical velocity at launch while conserving as much horizontal momentum as possible. Unlike stationary jumps, in which the jumper's kinetic energy at launch is solely due to the jump movement, moving jumps have a higher energy that results from the inclusion of the horizontal velocity preceding the jump. Consequently, jumpers are able to jump greater distances when starting from a run..

  1. >Warming up. warm up your muscles. Stretch properly, and jog around for a few minutes. By using jumping rope it will definitely helps your conditioning. Try to run up and down stairs for a while it is very useful as a warmup, or a full exercise.
  2. Flexibility amelioration. The dancers and athletes can make the most powerful jumps with their total body flexibility. Think about how it works. By jumping over a hurdle a lot of times, it will help to be able to swing your leading leg wherever you want it to go so that you can maximize the momentum of your jump. You will get an advantage if you can bring your leg a little higher than the person next to you. Also, The best jumpers have 3:2 strength ratio between their quadriceps and hamstrings, respectively. If you're not flexible, you tend to develop an imbalance of strength that will limit your ability to jump. Stretch regularly so you can increase and maintain flexibility in your ankles, knees, and hips
  3. Strengthen your inner abs. Just because they don't make a six-pack doesn't mean you should neglect your inner abs (the transverse abdominal wall). If you already work out with weights (especially if you perform full-body free-weight exercises like squats, deadlifts, pullups, powercleans, etc.) you probably have very good abdominal muscles! They play a key role in every power movement, including jumping. To strengthen them, suck in your stomach with a deep breath, hold for 20 seconds, then release. Repeat 4 times, 3-4 times a week
  4. Dorsi-flexors strengthening. These muscles are used to decrease the angle between your foot and your leg (when you bring your toes closer to your shins). When you're jumping, you actually need to opposite motion (plantarflexion, the same motion as when you push down on the pedal when driving) to push off of the ground. By strengthening your foot dorsiflexors, your ability to pull up, you subsequently increase your ability to push off the ground. By walking around on your heels without the balls of your feet touching the ground it will strengthen your dorsiflexors. Do this until your feel a good burning sensation.
  5. Toes work out. If you have any sort of weights, holding/wearing them while doing these toe raises will help. Use small weights (a mere 5 or 10 pounds is fine) and work your way up. You might think that the only people who need to work out their toes are ballet dancers, but the fact is that your toes add to the pushing power of your feet. In a proper jump, they're the last part of your body to leave the ground, so, a little extra push from your toes can improve the power of your jump. To strengthen you toes muscles, curl and uncurl your toes repeatedly, or push up onto your tip toes and hold for at least 15 seconds
  6. Stretch. Jumpers usually have a good strength ratio but the best of them have 3:2 strength ratio between their hamstrings and quadriceps, respectively. Maybe you're not flexible or your muscles are not stretch enough, that mean you tend to develop an imbalance of strength that will limit your ability to jump. Stretch regularly so you can increase and maintain flexibility in your ankles, knees, and hips
  7. Get into position. Your hips should be flexed at 30 degrees, knees bent 60 degrees, ankles flexed 25 degrees in order to generate the most power without injuring your knees.
    Be careful that your knees don't point inwards in a "knock knee" position; they should be positioned over the second toe. Have your arms at your sides. Be standing. Slowly bend at the knees while keeping your back straight. Slowly crouch down as low as possible (it shouldn't hurt) and slowly rise back up. Do this 15 times. Over time increase to 20, 30, etc.
  8. Try to push your body up with your legs, springing off the balls of your feet. Do the following at the same time:
    Swing your hands up into the air, towards the ceiling, for additional momentum;Breathe out when you're doing the motion (like when you lift weights)
  9. When you are landing on the balls of your feet then "roll" onto your heels. Upon impact, bend your knees to absorb the shock.
Practice makes perfect,, don't hesistate to practice to achieve the desired goal. Try to combine the steps above with the video below in order to obtain the most information about how to jump.

How to Jump Video
Below is also a video to help you learn how to Jump.

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