Whenever we talk about jumping in basketball (or any other sport for that matter) we must understand, first and foremost, that jumping is a crucial component for almost every athlete.
Jumping is one of those things that are quite hard to increase and it requires a specific type of training in order to gain an improvement in that area.
One particular program that is laser-focused on improving your vertical jump skills is The Jump Manual.
The Jump Manual is one of the most famous programs out there for increasing your vertical leap, it’s been around since 2007 and as you can see (if you’ve watched the video above) I have used this program myself and trained with it for quite some time.
In this review I’m going to share with you some of the things I’ve learned through process, my results with this program and what I think about it as a whole.
So let’s get down to business…
What Is The Jump Manual?
Jump Manual is a full systematic training program for increasing an athlete’s vertical leap, it offers basketball players the thing they need most, strong legs and a strong vertical. The uniqueness in this program is that it uses what’s called a ‘multi facet approach‘; basically this means assaulting the problem from all angles possible to create the maximum effect.
This program uses scientific techniques to improve your vertical jump and is supported by clinical studies which prove these methods are the most safe and effective in exercising your vertical jump.
Meet Jacob Hiller
The man who created this unique system is coach Jacob Hiller. Jacob is one of the most famous jump coaches in the world. During his coaching career he trained some of the best athletes on the planet including NBA players, professional dunk groups and Olympic Jumpers. He has received the recognition of huge agencies such as ESPN, Men’s Health and Sports Illustrated.
Jacob is also a former basketball player himself and what drove him to develop his unique system is the fact that he struggled with his jump as a player and he didn’t find a solution with conventional training. So after he retired from playing he went on a journey to find new practices and techniques to help maximize jumping ability.
The Importance of Proper Training
As you know, in order to jump higher it requires training, but how do you know if you’re training properly?
When you take on a program you must make sure that the program you’re choosing will target as many elements as possible and that your training schedule is balanced and makes sense. And since increasing your vertical is a difficult task you have to be sure you’re choosing a workout program that does it all.
By using top jump programs such as Vert Shock and The Jump Manual you’ll see that the training makes perfectly sense because it’s functional and it’s very specific to the activity you’re trying to promote, which in this case – jumping.
This program will teach you exactly how to exercise the right way with great video guides and workout plans. The price you spend on buying this program is just $67 which can be given back if you are not pleased with you’re results.
How Does It Work
Here’s a good video which describes what this program does best, the guy who’s speaking is Jacob Hiller so be sure to watch it.
Right after you buy the program you get instant access to the members area, you’ll be able to download the software to your computer as well as you’re phone (yes, there’s also an app) and also connect and speak with other people doing the same thing in the forum.
Also, the thing I enjoy most is you get One on One training with no less than Jacob Hiller himself, which is the man who created the manual and developed this breakthrough system. You’ll even get nice bonuses through this bargain like, Dave Hopla’s interview in which he reveals the secret to great shooting form, and even an interview with famous sports psychologist Patrick Cohn who shares excellent insights regarding the mindset of a basketball player.
More valuable thing though, is that the program guarantees results. If you don’t notice results you’ll get all of your money back, which is a big plus. If you’re worried about whether this system works as it says, there are many testimonials that already prove this program works. You may also get in touch with these athletes who gained between 10 to 25 inches through using this system.
The software that’s included with this program will work with any kind of computer. It contains all the materials you need to know and it’s very easy to use. The videos are especially useful in demonstrating just how the exercises and stretches need to be executed.
Specific Nutrition Plan
In order to get the maximum gains, you will have to eat right, so there is a nutrition plan for your body to build muscles. The coaching component of the course enables you to have your questions answered via email whenever you need.
One more great aspect about this program is the fact that it shows alternative workouts if you don’t have access to a weight room. Jacob Hiller has made sure that his program will fit anyone and everyone so he took into account everything upfront.
In case you’re worried that the program might be dangerous to your legs then Jacob has taken this into account as well. There’s a section on injury avoidance where he explains about stretching and the best ways to recover after workouts.
As you can see in my video above (scroll to the 4th minute if you haven’t seen) I am dunking like crazy all over the place. You see me doing one hand dunks, two handed dunks, tomahawk and even an almost a 360 (which I’m sure I’ll eventually get).I’m also able to dunk from several position on the court such as attacking the basket at full speed or coming from the lane etc… This is important because it allows me to dunk in different situations and circumstances and I’m not limited in any way.
Basically there are 3 main ways to jump and dunk which are:
- Running – This is your running vertical and it’s basically means using the momentum you have from running to propel yourself up. It’s generally the easiest vertical leap and people tend to jump the highest this way.
- One Step – This is your one step vertical and quite simply it means that you take just one step before you jump. You see that in games a lot in situations where there’s already a player in the paint near the basket waiting for the pass and when he gets the ball all he should do is take one step towards the rim and jump. This form of jumping is moderately hard.
- Flat-footed – This is the hardest type of vertical jump and it basically means jumping from a standstill position, hence the name “standing vertical reach”. This one is really hard because you have no momentum whatsoever and you’re relying solely on the power of your legs to explode up vertically. Having this one makes you simply unstoppable under the rim and it’s also great for rebounding and blocking shots as in most of these cases you’re jumping from a standstill position. If you can dunk this way then you’re a great jumper.
As you can see in my video I’m able to do all of the three and I’m not limited to just one way of jumping. You can see I’m mixing it up as well, sometimes jumping with just one leg sometimes with two so I’m pretty versatile with jumping capabilities, don’t you think?!
Overall I’m quite satisfied with my results with the program. I won’t lie to you it took me more than 5 months to get it and it was hard work but it was well worth it ’cause now I can jump over 40 inches high (41.5 to be exact) and overall I increased about 13 inches on my jump with this program so the investment paid off big time and money well spent.
So whether you’re a professional basketball player or you just like to play at the neighborhood with your buddies, this program will help you increase your jumping height.
Jump Manual is not just a course to increase your vertical leap, it is much more than that. By using this program you will become insanely athletic and your overall performance will increase. You’ll be way on top of your competition and you’ll dominate the court with the new abilities you’re going to have.
As a basketball player, I can’t stress enough how this program has helped me with my game and I’m sure it will help you too. I’ve seen tons of people think they can increase their vertical own their own and sadly they have no idea what they’re doing. On other hand, all the people which I’ve seen train with this program, each and everyone of them with no exception got better.
So seriously guys stop wasting time and energy on ineffective techniques that don’t work, get yourself a copy of this program and try it for yourself.