Flight Basketball – Professional Athletic Training

vertical jumpIf you’re interested in learning how to increase your vertical jump, you’ve come to the right place! Flight Basketball is the premier resource for jump training and athletic enhancement.

My name is Patrick, and I’ve been on the vertical leap training scene for almost 10 years. If you’re worried that you don’t have the genetics of an NBA player, don’t! I’m just a regular guy like you. However, I finally figured out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to jumping higher.

I have to be honest and tell you that most of the information on this site was not entirely discovered on my own. The best way to succeed is to follow in the footsteps of those who have already achieved what you want to achieve. In this case, Jacob Hiller was the guy who gave me the knowledge I needed to improve my hops by sharing his jump program with me. I’ll be sharing some of that great info with you!

This site will provide you with many resources to help you improve your athletic ability. Please take a look below to see what’s available to you. I’ll list out several of the most useful resources for you to get started with.

Vertical Jump Workout and Exercises

spud jumpingThis site contains a comprehensive list of exercises that I have personally put together to help you improve your jump. You’ll find some of the best jumping exercises and workouts available on our vertical jump workout page for you to start improving your power and explosiveness right now!

Some exercises will require you to use weights, but if you don’t have a gym there will be alternatives that only rely on bodyweight. A standard home usually has most of the items needed to improve your jumping ability, but if you want to get a gym membership for faster results that’s up to you.

Feel free to go to the exercises page for more information. The slower, controlled exercises are designed more for building strength. The faster, more explosive exercises are referred to as plyometrics and are used to help you get off the ground with more power. I’ll explain this in more detail later.

Program Reviews

jump manualWhen I was in the early years of my basketball career, I spent hundreds of hours looking for and trying different programs hoping that they would help me dunk. I’m assuming that you are probably in the same position since you are reading this site.

Unfortunately, what you will find is that many programs do almost nothing for your jumping ability. In fact, some of them can even lead to a higher risk of injury.

The vertical jump programs on this site (this one, and this one) will help you pick the best program for you. I’ll share my results and recommendations that I have received with several different programs over the years.

Keep in mind that it’s not physically possible for me to test every program out there. However, I have tested quite a few of them and I know my way around the vert program block pretty well.

As I mentioned, you have to be very careful when buying a jump program. There are lots of scammers out there who know nothing about improving leaping ability, yet they will try to sell you a load of crap in an e-book.

Pay close attention to my reviews if you want to avoid being scammed.

Injury Prevention and Recovery

One of the difficult things about being an athlete is that at some point you’re going to get injured. This is pretty much inevitable.

If you think about it, sports are actually somewhat dangerous. Some more than others.

During my basketball career I have had at least 8 sprained ankle injuries and 2 fractured leg injuries. Each time I’ve been able to come back 100% from those injuries.

I’ll be posting tips and tricks to help you make a quick recovery from pretty much any type of sports injury. Check out the Sports Injury Prevention and Recovery category page for more details. Some simple tips can help you get back on your feet than you might think.


If you have specific questions about how to improve your jumping ability, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on an article. I’ll be more than happy to help you out.

Like I said, one of the best ways to succeed is to follow in the footsteps of those who have already achieved what you want to achieve. If I could, I would go take basketball lessons from Michael Jordan. Unfortunately, I don’t think I could afford those lessons!

For your enjoyment (and motivation) I thought I’d leave you with one of my favorite videos. Michael Jordan is one of my all time favorite dunkers. With a lot of hard work and perseverance, you’ll be well on your way to throwing down thunderous dunk just like Mike.



  1. Greg on January 5, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Very informative blog. The exercises you mentioned are definite key components that most amateur athletics are not even aware of. The greater muscle explosion you can produce in the legs, relative to your body-weight, the higher you can jump. Excellent!!

  2. Andrewpryor on October 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    I was wondering what simple and easy exercises help with dunking ablity I do squats and toe raises to even out calfs and lots more leg exercises so I just some exercises to help me out

    • Pat on October 26, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      Hey Andrew,

      I would try doing some jump tucks. Also practice jumping as high as you can repeatedly from both a running and standing position. This will help teach your body how to properly use the strength you’re building with squats and calf raises.

      – Pat

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