By DualFit.com

Learning how to jump higher offers many advantages. Whether you play basketball, volleyball, tennis or any other sport that requires jumping, there are a variety of ways you can learn to improve your jumping range.

When you practice the right kind of strength-training, you will eventually build muscle power during your workouts. As a result, you'll be able to jump a lot higher.

The key to jumping higher is to practice. One of the most important things to do is to exercise your leg muscles as much as possible. There are a variety of exercises that will help improve your leg muscles. Squats are considered an easy and fast way, especially if you're a beginner. Here are six helpful steps to doing squats:

1. Gently place a barbell over your shoulder area. Hold the barbell on either side of your shoulders with a firm grip. Avoid lifting more than 75 percent of your body weight. This technique shouldn’t trigger any kind of excessive fatigue or back pain. If you feel excessive strain, simply reduce your load before you begin your squat exercises.

2. Line up your knees and toes. Avoid pointing your feet in an outward (or inward) position because it can cause unnecessary strain.

3. Squat to the ground while bending your knees. As you’re squatting, position your body as if you're about to sit in a chair. Make sure you’re only bending your knees and keep your back straight.

4. Hold your body in the squat position for approximately six seconds.

5. Stand up straight with your knees. Then hold this position for about six seconds.

6. Repeat steps 1-5 for 25 reps on a daily basis. Feel free to increase the amount of reps. Many athletes love to use this method because it is a very easy way of building up your leg muscles without straining your muscles.

Once you have mastered this exercise technique, you will begin to improve your jumping levels and speed.

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