How many of you train wide receivers, defensive backs, or tight ends? If you do, you know how important the vertical jump is, especially if that player wants to play in college or NFL. The vertical jump tests lower body explosion and the ability to make a play in the air. And it just so happens its one of the measures the NFL uses at the combine to test players.
As strength coaches we primarily train strength, speed, agility, flexibility, and power. With the vertical jump, we are training for power. That explosion is crucial for an athlete. So what exercises will help our athletes improve their vertical? Look no further than Joe DeFranco.
In this article, Joe breaks down his favorite 15 exercises to help improve the vertical jump. From the power clean to the box squat with bands, Joe explains why each of the 15 exercises are helpful in producing a powerful vertical. Be sure to check out Joe's youtube page for videos and tips as well!!