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Stretch Your Vertical

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you more flexible and jumping
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Hey! Alex here and I just wanted to say thanks again to you (because you obviously did
something cool to get your hands on this special reportwhatever that something cool
was, I have no idea!).
OK, enough with the formalities. Im a straight-forward type of dude and I like to get
right to the nitty-grittyno need to go into a 5-page intro here telling some story about
how I came across all these stretches and how well they all work together (if you actually
want to hear the story, holler at my assistant Austin at truthaboutquickness@gmail.com).
So, this is Stretch Your Vertical.
The report and program is laid out like this:
1. Ill go over all of the major muscles you want to make sure are flexible and
pliable when it comes to jumping higher.
2. Then, Ill go over a few different stretches you may or may not have seen before
for each of those major muscle groups.
3. Then, Ill go over some things about mobility and activation exercises that are a
little different than stretching, but just as important for you to jump higher.
4. Then, Ill put it all together for you to give you a sample stretching program that
you can carry out every single day to improve your flexibility and jump higher.
OK, enough talking, lets go :-)

The Major Jumping Muscles


Made up of 4 different muscles, the quadriceps are a big piece of the jumping puzzle.
Lots of athletes have overly tight rectus femori so that is a biggie well be focusing on

The hamstrings are on the back of your leg and do two things: flex your knee and extend
your hips. Theyre naturally pretty reactive and powerful, and most athletes seem to find
themselves feeling better when they dont static stretch their hamstrings, but instead,
focus solely on the dynamic flexibility of the hamstrings. Well use forward leg swings to
focus on this.


(Look at those glutesthis guy needs to be in a rap video!)

The glutes are the powerhouse behind most of your explosive movements. Were not
going to be focusing on their flexibility here, but instead, focusing on their tissue quality
and their firing. Lots of athletes actually have dominant hamstrings or lower backs that
perform a lot of the muscular actions the glutes should bewell be fixing that here.

The calves contribute a small part to jumping, so naturally, were going to give them a
little bit of attention. Well stretch em out, but wont necessarily dwell on them.
Hip Flexors:

The hip flexors do exactly as their name would entailthey flex the hip. Theyre also
almost always tight on most athletes and tight hip flexors often are major culprits in
bringing down your vertical. You better believe were going to stretch these bad boys and
get you ALL loosened up.

Ankle Mobility:

The ankle area is routinely a little too tight, or immobile. While we dont want a overly
flexible, flimsy ankle, we do want a mobile one, so instead of the usual ankle stretching
exercises, well be focusing on ankle mobility exercises.
Hip Mobility:

See the same description above in the ankle mobility sectionwell be focusing on hip
mobility to really loosen and open up those tight hips.

The lats bring your arms down to your pelvis. Thats the muscular action they perform.
So if theyre tight, then they wont let you raise your hands that high in the air. It only
makes sense that by increasing the flexibility of your lats that youll be able to raise your
hands just a little bit higher towards the sky, and voila!, higher vertical jump.

Stretches For The Major Vertical Jump Muscles:

Side-Lying Quadricep Stretch

Back-Leg Elevated Quad Stretch (focus on rectus femoris)

NOTE: For this one, I know it doesnt show it in the picture, but you want the knee of the
back leg (the one elevated) on the ground. And its the quadriceps of that leg that you
should feel the stretch. Feel free to put your arms in a more comfortable spot if you want
too. Keep your torso solid and lean back to increase the intensity of the stretch.

Standing Quad Stretch

Hip Flexor Stretch

Standing Calf Stretch

Standing Calf Stretch on Stairs

One-Armed Lat Stretch

Side Lat Stretch

Ankle Mobilization
NOTE: This looks like a normal calf stretch, but youre actually going to be focusing on
the front leg. Keeping the both feet on the ground, youre going to try and touch the knee
of your front leg to the wall. Hold it as close to the wall as you can for a second, then
return to the starting position .Well count that as one repetition.

Fire Hyrdrant
NOTE: Youre going to rotate your leg around your hip, like shown in the pictures above,
in a full rotational manner. One revolution is one rep. After going through all your reps
going one way, youre going to reverse the movement and go through all of your
repetitions going the other way. This is hip mobility exercise.

Forward Leg Swings

Side Leg Swings

1-Leg Glute Extension

NOTE: Lower your leg back down so that its almost in the same position as your support
leg, then lift it back to the top point (as pictured above), focusing on squeezing your
working glute (butt) muscle throughout.

Glute Bridge

The Stretch Your Vertical Jump Routine

Putting it all together
Okay, heres the routine to follow. Youll want to do this as often as you can (but dont
drive yourself crazy trying to do it everydayplease).
You can do it in the morning, or at night, or even in the afternoon if youre really feeling
frisky :-)
Make sure youre at least a little warm before you start. Do a set of some bodyweight
squats or some jumping jacks just to get some blood flowing before you start.
Go through this routine one time. It should take you roughly 10 minutes or so (maybe
less). And you will feel dynamite after.
Enjoy :-)
SYVJ Exercise #1- Glute Bridges 1 set x 10-20 reps
SYVJ Exercise #2- Fire-Hydrants 1 set x 8 reps (each way, each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #3- Ankle Mobilitzation 1 set x 10 reps (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #4- Standing Quad Stretch 1 set x 20 seconds (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #5- Standing Calf Stretch 1 set x 15 seconds (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #6- 1-Armed Lat Stretch 1 set x 20 seconds (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #7- Back-Leg Elevated Quad Stretch 1 set x 30 seconds (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #8- 1-Leg Glue Extension 1 set x 8 reps (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #9- Hip Flexor Stretch 1 set x 20 seconds (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #10- Forward Leg Swings 1 set x 10 reps (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #11- 1-Leg Glue Extension 1 set x 8 reps (each leg)
SYVJ Exercise #12- Hip Flexor Stretch 1 set x 20 seconds (each leg)

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