I'm Andrew Chaddick, personal trainer at The Houstonian Club. And, this is how to increase your vertical and horizontal jumping. Now, increasing your vertical and horizontal jumping is really a prerequisite to any athletic activity. It'll make you more explosive on the court, more explosive on the field, and make you faster. The first exercise to really increase the horizontal jumping is the squat jump. You'll start off with the feet just wider than shoulder-width apart, you'll drop down into a squat position, and then with aggressive arm action you'll explode up, going as high as you can, and landing softly back down onto the balls of the feet. Now, this can be done either with or without a counter movement. One, you can use your legs like a pogo stick, land softly, and explode right back up. Or, to really increase the stress on the muscles, land softly, hold the squat position for a deep breath before performing the next squat jump. Next, you can perform the power step-up. The power step-up involves having one leg up on top of a bench, step, or box that is very sturdy and will support your body weight. You'll perform this motion by exploding up off the top leg and jumping as high as possible, switching legs in mid-air, and landing with the opposite leg up on top. These are two of the best exercises to increase your vertical and horizontal jumping.