How and Why the “Natural Leap” Program Works:

^Hi my name is David, and in 2010 I created the “Natural Leap” Program – that’s me in all the videos Dunking and touching the ceiling with my shoulder. I’m also the one who’s going to teach you how to perform all the exercises properly, and do my best to explain why my program is a better fit for You than most other jump programs…

First and foremost I’m not an “arm-chair expert”, I don’t sit around in my living room with a big beer gut claiming to know everything there is to know about jumping…I actually play Basketball and Do in real life what other so called “experts” claim to do – dunk on people. Thats the main reason you should listen to what I have to say, because I actually understand what it takes to jump higher in real life (not just in theory).

Second, because I’m actually an Athlete like you – I was able to create a Vertical Jump Program thats Realistic, designed to get real-life results, and can actually be fit into most people’s busy schedule’s without missing a single workout. I made this program as simple as possible – because most programs are not. So rest assured, you’ll be able to use “Natural Leap” to significantly increase your Vertical Jump without spending countless hours at the gym or spending $100s of dollars on exercise equipment…

How I Jump 43 Inches Off The Ground Without Working Out:

My stats are not mind-boggling, but pretty impressive nonetheless: 35 Inch standing vertical jump, 43 inches with a running start, at 6’1” I can touch a 10 foot rim with my elbow – all this with ZERO plyometrics, weight training, running or any other kind of vertical jump workouts.

How do I jump so high without working out? The same way other “Natural Leapers” do…First, we have the gift of genetics and are naturally more explosive and athletic than most people – this is the useless information you can’t use to increase your vertical – Now here’s the truly useful stuff:

Besides genetics, the MAIN REASON I (along with other natural leapers) jump high is because I incorporate jumping into every part of my game. My favorite sport is Basketball and my favorite part of Basketball is Dunking. Since I found out I’m more athletic than most people I’ve used my jumping ability to gain an advantage over other players – every jump shot, every lay-up, every rebound, every dunk and every attempt to block a shot I jump my highest. The more I jumped the higher my vertical jump got, and since I played a lot of Basketball I did a lot of jumping.

This is why naturally athletic people get more and more athletic and average to below average people stay the same. Its natural for us to utilize what we’re good at to gain a competitive edge is sports: a fast person will use their speed, a leaper will use their jumping ability and a strong person will use their strength. In other words…

Using Our Strengths Makes Our Strengths Stronger:

On the flip side, a slow person will NOT use their speed, a person that can’t jump will NOT use their jumping ability and a weak person will NOT use their strength – and as a result will NOT see any improvements. And that is the basic principle behind The “Natural Leap” Jump Program…By Over-Using your jumping ability on a regular basis with exercises that either involve or mimic jumping, you’ll be targeting the exact muscles responsible for jumping and as a result see significant improvements in your vertical jump.

 

 

“Natural Leap” uses Plyometrics and Explosive Movements:
to strengthen Muscles and Movements responsible for Jumping

Training that includes Plyometrics and Explosive Movements has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to improve explosiveness for sports. Explosiveness, usually defined in sports as the ability to exert maximum force in the shortest time possible – is exactly what is responsible for making you Jump Higher and Run Faster (and is what most people who can’t jump high are missing).

Plyometrics: are exercises that focus on developing fast-twitch muscles responsible for quick and explosive movements. By rapidly stretching the muscles, then rapidly contracting them in a fast motion (lowering your body before a jump, then rapidly pushing up and exploding) plyometrics stimulate and improved the movements involved in various sports (Jumping, Sprinting, Punching etc.)  Most plyometrics exercises mimic or involve the exact movements the exercise is meant to improve, for example: jumping exercises are best to improve jumping ability, running exercises are best to improve speed, punching exercises are best to improve punching power.

Explosive Movements: are what plyometric exercises consist of. Unlike conventional strength training that involves slowly lifting heavy weights (slow controlled movements), plyometrics involve fast and explosive movements aimed at making you faster and more explosive.

“Natural Leap” uses Plyometrics and Explosive Movements best suited for improving Jumping ability, many of which are exclusive to “Natural Leap” – this is a “jump program” and its main propose is to make you jump higher. This is why when choosing a jump program on the internet, its absolutely crucial you choose one that was created by someone who can actually jump and understands jumping from an athletes perspective – as apposed to an “expert” or “coach” that can’t jump, and simply Googles a few exercises and sticks them in his eBook.

 

These are the main reasons the “Natural Leap” Program may seem a bit strange, or different from most jump programs. Its not 500 pages long, doesn’t confuse you and doesn’t require you to join a gym and live in it just to see results. Its designed to be simple and easy to understand – so once you download and read it you’re more likely to say “Ok, that seems straight forward” and start exercising, instead of saying “Damn! What the hell are all these exercises and how am I going to do all of them!?”…

So, what kind of exercises can you expect to see inside “Natural Leap” and why are they effective?

Explosive Stair Run:

Run as fast as you can, as hard as you can, each stride taking 2 steps at a time. The focus of this exercise is speed and explosiveness, NOT endurance – so each run should be performed to only 50-80% of your maximum endurance, maintaining maximum speed at all time. This is a sprint, so as soon as you start slowing down and can’t maintain your max speed – the exercise is over!

Why “Explosive Stair Run” is effective: sprinting is one of the most effective overall body exercises known to man, it isolates the leg muscles responsible for making you fast and explosive. Sprinting up stairs (or hills) ads extra resistance and upward motion to the sprint, which mimics jumps with a 1 leg take-off.

Max Height Jumps (stand still):

From a standing position, without running or taking any steps jumps as high as you can, land and as soon as you regain your balance jump as high as you can again. Repeat for 10 – 15 reps. Focus on putting maximum effort into every single jump.

Why “Max Height Jumps” are effective: this exercises doesn’t just mimic jumping, it IS jumping. It also eliminates the momentum transferred from taking a running start, so the only muscles being used during this exercises are the ones responsible for thrusting your body up in the air.

Acceleration Sprints:

From a standing start run and accelerate as fast as you can for the first 4 – 8 strides, slow down and come to an abrupt stop as you touch the floor, as soon as you touch the floor explode in the opposite direction you were just running and once again accelerate as fast as you can for the first 4 – 8 strides, until you have to slow down and touch the floor again. Focus on acceleration and speed – the purpose of this exercises is to get you accelerating to maximum speed within short distances, and with few strides / steps.

Why “Acceleration Sprints” are effective: the most difficult part of sprinting is accelerating from zero to maximum speed. It requires the most explosiveness and effort, this exercises focuses on nothing but acceleration and explosiveness – which is extremely effective for jumping and quickness (or hops and a quick first-step).

As you can see these exercises aren’t very complicated – but I can guarantee you they are extremely effective for increasing your Vertical Jump, speed and overall Athleticism. This is why so many people love “Natural Leap”, and choose it over other jump programs – its extremely effective, easy to follow and doesn’t require a ton of commitment.

Designed by an Athlete for Athletes:

The bottom line is these are the exercises I use to stay athletic and in-shape when I don’t have the chance to play basketball, and they are the very exercises I would use to increase my own vertical jump. So don’t be intimidated by “Natural Leap”, its specifically designed to be easy to follow…

I understand what its like to have commitments other than Basketball and Jumping Higher. I understand that you may have school, work, friends, family and other important priorities in your life – because I’m not a professional athlete either, and like you I can’t follow or finish most jump programs (too hard and unrealistic).

Download the “Natural Leap” Program Now – it’s risk free, that means if you download the program and it doesn’t work for you all you have to do is send me an email and I’ll send you a 100% refund.

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Thank you for reading! And remember: you DON’T have to join a gym, spend $100s on exercise equipment or dedicate your life to a strict exercise schedule just to Jump Higher – you can actually do it from home!

-David S.