What’s up guys, welcome aworkoftheheart.wordpress.com and today I’m gonna share with you about Equipment to increase your vertical jump. There are a few products worth looking into to increase your vertical. As long as you have access to a good weight room with the basic equipment, you shouldn’t have to spend very much money at all.
If I had to make a home gym with only the essentials, this is what I would buy:
- 1 – 7′ Olympic weightlifting bar–$150.00
- 6 – 45 lb weight plates–$300
- 2 – 25 lb weights–$50
- 1 – jump rope–$10.00
- 1 – squat rack–$180.00
- 1 – 24″ plyometric box–Homemade-free
- Total = $690 for a complete home gym
This is basically all I need to increase my vertical. Nothing fancy. Every weight room should have these available. This, along with the correct diet is all.
If I had more money to spend, I’d get different sized boxes to jump on, some dumbbells, a bench, weight lifting straps, knee wraps and maybe some other little things. (If you plan on doing these exercises on concrete, you should really get a rubber mat to absorb some of the shock. Concrete kills.)
I’m just trying to emphasize that you don’t have to worry about the little things in exercising like 2.5 lb weights. I never use anything less than 10 lbs weights when I lift. It’s just not that important.
You don’t need machines. The only reason gyms have them is because people make money selling them. The weightlifting business is huge and people are always trying to come up with the next great exercise machine. Don’t buy into the hype because that’s all it is. Forget leg press, leg extensions, leg curls and those machines for your hip adductors and abductors that are only used by girls.
However, if you’re looking to blow some money on equipment, by all means, go ahead. The economy could use your money. But if you’re on a budget, don’t buy those things. Save your money for good foods and supplements.