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Keeping gains in your vertical jumps
« on: June 13, 2011, 06:50:51 am »
I noticed that my jumps would peak/PR after 2~3 weeks of having frequent jump sessions and plyo training.  My vertical would linearly go up as I practicing jumping and doing plyo's.  After those 2~3 weeks, I would stop and not really jump for like a week or more.  My jumps drop again back to where it was. 

My question is, is this ALWAYS going to be the case, or is it a situation where if I at the least keep practicing max effort jumps longer than 2-3 weeks, the gains will stay longer?  Is it that 2-3 weeks of initially jumping higher isn't a long enough time for my body to adapt and grasp this new ability?
Goal is to dunk.

Vertical needed to dunk: 40"

Current vertical : 38.5"


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Re: Keeping gains in your vertical jumps
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 10:54:11 am »
Maybe you're becoming more efficient at utilizing your current strength and then when you back off you lose that efficiency and fall back into using a lower % of your strength to apply in your jumps.

So either increase strength or keep on jumping.