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Duke Freshman Cassius Stanley Sets New School Record For Max Jump Height

Cassius Stanley now holds the record for highest max vertical jump in Duke basketball history. Stanley, a 6-foot-6 freshman guard from Los Angeles,...

Why Your Big Vertical Jump Isn't Showing Up During Games

Being able to jump higher is an offseason goal for many athletes. Who wouldn't want to have the bounce to throw down a thunderous dunk or to score ...

J.K. Dobbins' High School Workout Numbers are Mind-Blowing

J.K. Dobbins is a problem. The Ohio State junior running back is on pace to exceed 1,000 rushing yards for the third consecutive season, a feat onl...

The Easy Alternative to Olympic Lifts That Can Get Anyone More Explosive

Mike Boyle loves Cleans. Being able to explosively move a significant amount of weight from point A to point B—and catch it with control—confer...

The Insole That's Helping Top Prospects Put Up Mind-Blowing Numbers at the NFL Combine

Quinnen Williams had done it. In 4.87 seconds—the time it took him to run his first 40-Yard Dash at the 2019 NFL Combine—he'd solidified himsel...

The Simple Hack That Instantly Increases Your Vertical Jump

Impressive leaping ability is one of the most desirable traits in athletics. From dunking a basketball to winning headers on the soccer pitch, the ...

How Often Should Athletes Do Jump Training? And How Many Reps Should They Do?

This piece is the final installment of a series on plyometric and jump training. Direct links to the previous pieces: 1, 2, 3, 4. We've covered a l...

A World-Famous Jump Coach Reveals His Best Tips for Jumping Higher

As far as years go, 1984 was a good one for jumping. That was the year Michael Jordan's iconic Jumpman logo was captured in a photo shoot for Life mag...

Why Every Athlete Should Train Single-Leg Jumps

This article is part 4 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 here. ...

How Assisted Jumps Make You a Better Athlete (and Why You Don't Need Bands to Perform Them)

Vertical jump training can be confusing. Type into Google "how to increase vertical jump," and you'll find thousands of opinions. Some say you need...

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