This post is a followup to the Jump Manual review we did not long ago on the subject of vertical jumping.
Another program, called Vert Shock, has established itself as a top vertical jump program that improves the jumping ability of an athlete.
Many basketball players have used Vert Shock to get the ultimate results and have increased their jumping ability significantly.
But there are many precautions to be taken to get things going in the way they’re meant to be. The program delivers the key points that can be used to bring out an efficient approach towards the athlete to achieve a desired result.
If you’d rather watch than read, a guy named Phil Clarke made a Vert Shock review and has broken down this program quite thoroughly.
Vert Shock Training
Vert Shock is a program which consists of loads of documentations and other things that are essential for delivering a more efficient approach towards the mission of getting a higher vertical jump. This program has helped a lot of athletes, especially the basketball players as this sport is all about jumping from here to there in order to dunk baskets and to block the opponent.
I’m a big fan of over delivery and Adam Folker’s Vert Shock comes in a package which consists of e-books that comprise the major part of the program. These include all the exercises that are to be done during the eight weeks of the program.
The rest of the package is occupied by the diet charts and the training schedule that needs to be followed appropriately for extremely high results to be attained.
Overall the program is an 8 week course split in to 3 phases that are strategically designed to increase your jump in an advanced systematic training.
The creators, Adam Folker and Justin Darlington (the world’s highest dunker), guarantee that by following the system in detail one can attain between 9 to 15 inches to his vertical. To prove their claims, they released many Vert Shock results to show people the effectiveness of the Folker System.
The Folker System
So whenever an athlete involves himself in any kind of program or sports activity, he is more likely to get sport injuries every now and then.
I know from experience in sports like basketball and volleyball, the injury rate is very high. These injuries are the result of carelessness caused during the practice of the exercises that are in other programs.
The most severe sport injury that is likely to happen to athletes that delve more into the vertical jumping exercises is the jumper’s knee – the area around the knee gets swelled up and the victim gets immobilized due to the pain.
The Vert Shock Folker System contains precautions that are taken before starting to work on the program to avoid any sport injuries. Other programs like BoingVert also do this, but to less extent.
Strength & Stamina Workouts
There is an equal and opposite reaction to every action. This is the principle that can be used to explain the need to have stronger legs to prevent any sport injury while practicing vertical jumps and resisting gravity. The stronger the legs will be the higher the stamina will go to get a hold of things.
The exercises that are being done to improve the strength of the legs and to become more immune to injuries like shin splits and jumper’s knee, are many in the number.
The stretching exercises in Vert Shock condition the whole body in the process of warming up and help in preventing the sport injuries that are quite common in programs like Air Alert. These exercises help in providing a momentum and activate the explosive parts of the muscle.
Vert Shock is very effective in providing improvement in vertical jumps but if the above mentioned precautions are undertaken the desired result is achieved more efficiently and the results stay for long term too.
One thing to mention though is that the program does not include a weight lifting module, if you’re in your teen years it’s better to wait until your skeleton is done growing and then incorporate the lifting into your workouts, other wise you might be hurting your growth spurt and stunt your height.
For more mature athletes however (usually after the age of 18) no weight lifting would probably be a disadvantage because of several reasons, the most obvious one is that weight lifting keeps your joints more immune to injuries (especially the knees). Another benefit that could come out of it is that the lifting itself, when done in the right volumes, can produce lots of testosterone which is a benefit by itself for high intensity athletes. The reason being is that testosterone is an anabolic hormone and it speeds up the recovery of muscles after a long strain session like a basketball game.
If you are an adult athlete it might be more beneficial to actually go with the jump manual or mix Vert Shock with a strength training routine.