How to Improve Your High Jump

In the arena of modern competitive sports like basketball, rugby, volleyball, gymnastics, and football, the ability to out jump one’s opponent in the field is very crucial in determining the eventual outcome of the game. In the case of basketball and volleyball,...

Add an Extra Kick to Your Training with Plyometrics

Whether you are getting fit, staying in shape, improving yourself for your sport’s sake, or just bodybuilding, chances are good that you spend a lot of time at the gym.  In addition to the regular routine of weight lifting and the traditional equipment (like...

How to Increase Your Vertical Jump to Super High

The vertical jump has been a test standard for athletes for decades. The ability to propel the body into the air with force is a good measure of lower body power. Many sports require the ability to jump. All sports require a solid base and the ability to move the body...

Increasing Your Vertical Jump

Athletes are forever striving for ways in which to compare themselves to other athletes and prove superior.  We measure ourselves in miles run, weight lifted (or pressed, or pulled), laps completed, and height jump (among other things, of course).  There are reasons...

Great Knee Strengthening Exercises

Our knees are one of the weakest parts of our body and  keeping them strong is a must for everyone, after all we needs our legs to get us through life. For strong, fit  knees throughout life, there are a few great strengthening exercises that you can do. Keep in mind,...

The Importance of Stretching

Many people skip stretching their muscles before exercise, not understanding how important it is. Some figure their muscles will be heated up soon enough as they work out, so why do they need to bother with warming up with muscle stretches first? Many of those who do...

Mobility, Flexibility and Stretching

Whenever you make a movement, there are two groups of muscles. One set of muscles, referred to as protagonistic muscles, are the muscles that actually facilitate the movement. The other set of muscles, referred to as antagonistic muscles, are the muscles that resist...

Range of Motion

Range of Motion is a term normally used in weightlifting and biomedical contexts. It represents the measurement of the maximum distance that can be covered between the flexed and extended positions of any muscle group or a particular joint. (A joint is the place where...

The Benefits of Being Flexible

Flexibility is defined at a joint’s ability to move through a full range of motion.  Any athlete can tell you that it is important to have a full range of movement, and most of them can tell you how serious it is to stretch every day and before and after every...