Hi, I'm Shane Freels with livestrong.com. Today, we're going to show you several exercises on how to jump high consistently. Here's the key to it. You need explosiveness and you need strength with strength endurance. So, how do we do that? Well, a couple of different ways. You can do it with just overall weight, meaning your body weight; you can do it with dumbbells, you can do it machines, but as an athlete, if you're really truly jumping, you need to work within the range of motion that the athlete is actually functioning in. So, let's stay with away from the machines for this particular exercise, let's stick with what we have right here in front of us. So, I'm going to show you a couple of different things. We've got a medicine ball, we've got a bench, but here's what we want to do, I call it triple extension. Triple extension is extension through the hips, through the knee, through the ankle. Okay. So, what does that look like? Well, this is all triple flexion, okay; this would be triple extension. I have extension in the hips, I have extension in the knee, I have extension in the ankle. So, I'm going to start with just a strength exercise. Something basic would be doing a dumbbell squat. You have to work within your strength levels, but a good squat is triple extension. Okay. That' working almost to the full range of motion. Now, then, let's get into the plyometric phase and now we call it, I call it a super leg set. So, now, I'm going to go into jumping where I get really full triple extension. I really tell my athletes to focus on extending as high as you can. So, you're down, you're up. You're down, you're up. And you're getting full extension all the way through your hips, your knees and your ankles and you're pointing your toes, you're reaching as high as you can. Another way to do it is through what we call lunges. Now, you can start out by doing strength, doing stepping lunges with dumbbells. The next thing would be a jump lunge. So, you have one foot forward, one foot back; again, I'm going to get triple extension 'cause I'm extending up, I'm switching legs and I'm landing so I'm here. Triple extension. Next one, step ups. Real easy basic exercise. Your strength can be using with a medicine ball, can be using with dumbbells. You want to make sure that your body is close to the bench as you can. You don't want to step back because now you're taking the strength away from the quads, gluts and hamstrings. Stay close to the bench and step straight up and extend. This is strength phase, step straight up and extend. Now then, plyometrics. This is where triple extension comes to really be in effect and you want to do it on a single leg. So, we're going to work unilateral, okay. Here we go. Explode, push, push, push and notice I'm getting that full extension all the way up. I'm Shane Freels. We just showed you several good exercises on how to jump high consistently. I hope you have a great day.