This Vert Shock review looks back at my experience and what to expect from Adam Folker’s vertical jump training program. Looking around there are a lot of vertical jump training courses available. I should know. When I was searching for a program to use, I saw so many different offerings that I was scratching my head saying “which one? ”
In the end, I knew I wanted to jump higher, that was obvious. But in order to compare the different programs what I did was put them in a spreadsheet and list down what features they had, what types of exercises they did, how long was needed and the expected results for each were. After comparing the jump programs with what my goals were, I chose Adam Folker’s Vert Shock System, this was how I ended up choosing it:
I didn’t have access to weights all the time. Other jump training methods required lifting weights. This one didn’t. For those who are still young and growing, this might also be a reason to skip the weights, though I’m not sure if it really stunts growth or not.
The second reason was the program had been shorter than the others. In total, We spent 8 weeks while others take longer time to get the same or even less improvement. The last and probably most important of all has been that it was made by actual basketball players who have excellent leaping ability. I didn’t want to use something written by a non-athlete, nor did I want something written by an athletic trainer. Even worse, someone posing to know how to leap high but really couldn’t. Have you seen high jumpers and sprinters play basketball? They leap very high but their motion isn’t quite right making it hard for them to play naturally.
Of course , part of my research was figuring out who wrote each system. Vert Surprise was authored by adam folker with help from Justin Darlington. Once i saw their names, We said “okay, who in the world are these guys? ” So I searched the web. I’d like to explain who Justin Darlington is however I think this video does a better job. Adam Folker on the other hand is a pro ball player, who played for UC Irvine in the NCAAs. He’s one of those guys who had to work a lot to get playing time. If there’s one thing I know, it’s the guys with less talent that need to improve their own skill more just to make it.
Part of going with the Vert Shock training system ended up being knowing that these guys had to have some type of training or workouts that made them jump better than we do. Just like Michael Jordan worked harder than the rest of the NBA to become the best.