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Don’t Forget To Measure Your Leap Before Jump Training

Are you training to jump higher?

When you are a serious athlete, you know that it is very important that you track the way that you are performing.

Athletes have tons of statistics, and it’s not just the fans that know them.

Athletes have to maintain a huge amount of self-awareness!

However, it is easy to lose sight of the importance of this at times …

At times, even the best Downers Grove athletes can make mistakes in terms of figuring out where they are now before they try to figure out where they are going.

Everyone makes mistakes, but the key is to recognize and correct them.

One of the areas where people often overlook key information is in training to jump higher.

Training To Jump Higher – Measure, Measure, Measure

There are tons of Downers Grove athletes who want to jump higher.

After all, Downers Grove is part of the great legacy of the champion Chicago Bulls.

In and around Downers Grove, basketball is still one of the most favored sports.

Okay. So naturally, you probably want to train to jump higher.

One of the most important things you can do is measure your vertical leap first.

When you were just getting started as an athlete, it was important that you were able to measure your body composition in such a way that you were able to make the changes that you need.

In other forms of athletic training, you have times and other records you can beat.

In training to jump higher, it’s not always as obvious as it is in other fields.

After all, it can be legitimately hard to get a good reading on your leap.

So let’s demystify the process …

There are several different methods, but here’s a good one to follow:

1) Stand with your side to a wall and measure the extent of your reach.

2) Cover your middle finger in ink (just the tip is okay.)

3) Step back once from the mark that indicates your reach.

4) Jump from both feet and touch the wall at the highest point you can.

5) Repeat no less than five but no more than ten times total.

6) Measure your original standing height and your highest leap.

7)  Subtract standing height from your topmost mark height.

More precise ways of measuring your vertical leap can be determined by using the expertise of a real athlete training facility.

To find out more in Downers Grove, contact Core 1 Inc and get started.

To Getting You “Jumping Higher”

Jim and The CORE1 Crew


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