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Old 01-12-2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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Broad jump vs. Vertical jump

What exercises are best for training a broad jump vs. a vertical jump? What is the difference between muscles involved in the jumps? Obviously, there would be carry over training one to the other. I am just curious.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: Broad jump vs. Vertical jump

broad jump probably helps your sprinting more, the most similar exercises I could see that would have the best carryover are sprinting and bounding(double and single leg versions)
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:19 PM   #3
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Re: Broad jump vs. Vertical jump

Deadlift for broad jump, squat for vertical jump. There are more answers but this is one.

Vertical jump uses quite a bit more quadricep.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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Re: Broad jump vs. Vertical jump

This makes sense as I have heard deadlift is great for sprint development. And since most great sprinters can be great long jumpers.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:34 PM   #5
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Re: Broad jump vs. Vertical jump

THis is sort of a silly question, so you got silly answers. Broad jump and vertical jump are basically the same in that you are exploding from a standstill, therefore bounding and sprinting (distances > 20m) will have very little carryover as they are purely plyometic.
In order to improve these static jumps you basically just need to get stronger and leaner while practicing the technique of each jump. Getting stronger and leaner is a long process of squatting, deadlifting, and just lifting lots of heavy weights. Some people say that you have to lift quickly to develop power, but I don't thinks it's a requirement.
Vertical jumping/broad jumping is almost purely a function of your height, weight, and squatting power.

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