Vertical Jump

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The vertical jump is a lower body exercise that helps to develop explosive power, balance and agility.


Picture of Quadriceps


The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

Picture of Calves


Calves (calf muscles) influence the ankles and contribute to overall ankle strength. Strengthening your calf muscles will help your balance and performing movements such as running, walking and jumping.

Exercise Instructions

vertical jump - step 1

Step 1

Start in a standing position with your arms at your side and your feet hip width apart.

vertical jump - step 2

Step 2

Sink in to your hips and knees with control and then explode out of the hole and jump into the air.

vertical jump - step 3

Step 3

Fully extend your hips, knees and ankles at the top of the jump and land softly back to the ground.