Quiz the Coach - How do I Improve my Hops?
Do you want some sports & fitness advice on how to increase your hops? Here are some basketball drills that will help improve your verticle jump so that you will be dunking soon.
I’m a forward on my eighth grade basketball team. I’m 5’10” and can only touch the net. I want to dunk! Can you give me some pointers on
how to increase my hops?Lance,
Hey Lance!So you want to fly like Mike, huh? When it comes to jumping ability, a lot of it has to do with genetics. But just because Michael Jordan is not your dad, doesn’t mean you can’t improve your hops. Weight training can help big time, but it isn't a good idea unless you are under proper supervision. Here are a few drills you can do on your own.
A combination of playing lots of hoops along with these drills will get you closer to that rim in no time Lance!
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