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Old 10-10-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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thanks for input people.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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front maybe slightly because of the more upright torso, but the difference is probably not going to be much to celebrate.

try jumping squats instead - set up the pins in a power rack so you can set a loaded bar at around 1/4 squat height. start there from a dead stop, bar racked behind the neck, and jump as high as you can. when you land, decelerate the bar as much as possible before resting it on the pins again. work up to a pretty weight for maybe 3-4 sets of 3 reps.
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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On a leg press machine, I used to do those. For exploding out of starts during sprints. They would have a sort of attachements to place your shoulders in. Shake the whole rack, fun stuff.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:28 AM   #4
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Jon, I know this doesn't answer your specific question, but there are much better exercises for improving jumping than squats (and calf raises). Specifically learning how to jump correctly (3 and 5 step approach from/for Volleyball) and plyo workouts or simply jumping for hours will do much more for VL than squats in my experience/opinion.
This coming from a 5'10 white kid that could dunk and played outside hitter.

Just like pull-ups and other things, the best way to get better/improve is to do it. Not to be too longwinded, but...there was a local K-6 school that had lowered basketball rims (around 9 feet) and we'd go there and play dunk ball and have dunk contests for hours. You really learn how to explode out of a jump from doing something like that.

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Old 10-11-2006, 02:45 AM   #5
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