Holbaek, Denmark (PRWEB) September 08, 2013
For athletes involved in volleyball, basketball and a number of other competitive sports, above average vertical jump capabilities can give them a much needed edge over their competitors. Their vertical jump height can also be the deciding factor in their success or failure in their chosen sport. With this in mind, Boost Vertical Jump has recently launched their new website dedicated to measuring one's current vertical jump and improving upon existing abilities.
Said Joachim Sjoberg of Boost Vertical Jump, "Professional athletes, and those simply embarking on a fitness journey alike, can benefit from increasing the height of their vertical jump. Exceptional jumping capability can help anyone to excel in a wide range of competitive sports as well as a number of other aspects of physical fitness. The first step in improving one's vertical jump is being able to measure the current jump ability. Our newly launched website provides information that will allow our viewers to accurately measure the height of their jump without the need for assistance."
Sjoberg explained that their website gives detailed vertical jump test methods. The Sargent, or Squat, jump test is possibly the most simple and basic of the tests available. By isolating certain leg muscles and allowing for no counter movement, this test provides accurate measurements and removes the element of stretch shortening that can give false test results.
Another test found on the Boost Vertical Jump website is the Abalakov Jump Test. This testing method allows arm swinging for maximum height generation; however, the height of a jump can be affected by the way the jumper bends his knees during the test. Their website provides detailed instructions for this test, ensuring the test subject receives consistent and accurate results. A number of other testing methods can also be found on the new website.
It has been determined that once a person's initial ability has been accurately measured, the height of the jump can then be improved upon. Jacob Hiller, vertical jump trainer, holds more than 10 years of experience in improving vertical jumping for high school, college, professional and Olympic athletes. He has personally increased his own capabilities to a vertical jump height of 44 inches. Using his experience, he has developed a manual that details comprehensive jump training for both professionals and amateurs. The Boost Vertical Jump website provides a link to his manual as well as an unbiased jump manual review.
Concluded Sjoberg, "An incredible vertical jump comparable to Hiller's is well within the reach of anyone who desires to succeed in the world of sports and fitness. Our website focuses on the various aspect of how to jump higher and gives our viewers a thorough source of information, allowing them to understand the physics behind jumping and how to improve upon their capabilities."