Hi, I'm Joe Carson. And this is how to increase your vertical jump. Eight critical and easy steps to jump higher. Jumping higher is critical for athletic performance as well as for power athletes. It's incredibly important to learn how to do it correctly as to enhance performance as well as to prevent injury. The first step is to establish your benchmarks and then understand exactly where you are. And then set your goals for where you want to be. Second, we want to use springing exercises. Exercises such as ice skaters, jumping rope, lateral hops to condition the muscles in the feet, calves and enhance stabilization strength in the ankles. Third, lower body strength training. To include various lunges, squats and presses. Four, conditioning of the calves, interior tibialis by doing plantar flexion, dorsi flexion, rotation exercises, working strength, power and isometrics. Five, use kettlebell training such as various swings to increase power, core and core recruitment. Six, do core and flexibility exercises. Learn to use your core to generate power and to keep muscles flexible in order to prevent injury. Seven, practice various types of jumps. Box jumps, suspension trainer jumps, deep squat jumps, single leg squat jumps. Eight, set reasonable goals for increasing your vertical leap and re-access weekly.