Hey, Mark Ament here.
And you’re reading my uncensored review of what I really thought about The Jump Manual by Jacob Hiller.
Note that this is a review. If you’re looking for the official The Jump Manual website, then click here: The Jump Manual
Why am I writing this? Well, when I was thinking of checking out The Jump Manual, there wasn’t many real reviews around.
So, I thought I’d do a quick write-up to help any of you who are in the same position I was.
But be warned, I’ll be going into the good and the bad points of The Jump Manual, so if that’s not something you want to read, you might may as well leave now.
My first impressions of The Jump Manual:
I know that there are a lot of vertical jump training manuals out there on the market. You’ve probably seen some of them yourselves. But the Jump Manual by Jacob Hiller is the best selling training guide available. There’s a reason for that and when you first get the program you see why.
The information is organized in an easy to access format. The author emphasizes the need to train properly in order to maximize your vertical jump and so the fact that he includes videos, pictures and printable workout programs is a big plus to the results you can get from the manual. Overall, I came away impressed that the manual delivers everything promised on the website.
What’s inside The Jump Manual:
One of the benefits of this manual is that it lays out the various aspects of vertical jump training step by step. Some of the highlights of the program are:
Workout Charts – these give you a precise blueprint of what to do when and how to maximize your time
Videos – this library of training videos shows you visually how to do all of the exercises properly. This is really important. Videos work much better for me than photos.
Nutrition Guide – I wasn’t so sure why this was here, but I was glad to see information regarding things to eat to increase flexibility and mobility as well as to help avoid injuries.
Alternatives to Weight Training – this is for you if you don’t have easy access to a weight room. Really cool stuff here.
One on One Training – if you want it, it’s available.
The top things you learn from The Jump Manual:
- Which common vertical jump exercises NOT to do – these are pretty surprising
- The 9 components of a high vertical and how you can improve in each one
- Why and how flexibility, balance, and form greatly affect your explosiveness off the ground
- How to uses stretching and complex training as well as plyometrics for the best results
- Why you need to know about the rest and recovery cycle and how to do it properly
- why the recovery phase of training is so important, why most athletes neglect it, and how you can capitalize
- How the equation Strength X Quickness = Explosion works and what it means for your vertical
What I find most useful about The Jump Manual:
I really like that the program is complete. I don’t feel anyone would need to purchase anything else in order to boost your vertical. It is helpful if you have access to a weight room, but not 100% necessary.
In addition I find the program add-ons, like one to one coaching as well as complete access to the forum with interviews of NBA players and coaches to be really valuable and fun.
Who would benefit from purchasing The Jump Manual:
The program holds promise for anyone wishing to boost their vertical jump. Jacob even says he’s helped people in their 40s and 50s get positive results. From serious athletes to weekend warriors, this program is a good buy.
What I think was left out of The Jump Manual:
As I’ve mentioned, I find the program to be very complete overall. The only thing I might have like to seen added is a section on recipes that include some of the special supplements and nutrients that Hiller recommends. It’s not a big deal, but it would have been nice.
How quickly The Jump Manual can help someone:
The author claims that you can add up to 10 inches to your jump in just 10-12 weeks of training. That seems like a lot, but there manual has had lots of positive feedback.
Proof that The Jump Manual really works:
I’ve seen a few pretty good testimonials out there. Here are a couple that got my attention:
“I bought jump manual about 4 months ago… didn’t start it until 2 weeks back and i have already gained a suprising 2 inches to my vertical in just 4 workouts…” Andy J.
“When I was eighteen I reached a plateau on my vertical jump, no matter how much I trained or all the exercises my coaches gave me, I couldnt go an inch higher. I was stuck at a 32 inch vertical. After reading this program and doing the exercises for just two weeks I’ve increased my jump 5″ already, this approach to vertical jump training has already given me a great advantage and I hope it will continue doing the same.” Patrick
Negatives about The Jump Manual:
It’s not really a negative, but the manual isn’t magic. You’re going to have to work consistently to get the kind of results promised.
Additional skills or tools needed to get the most out of The Jump Manual:
One thing I like about this program is that you don’t have to purchase any special shoes or other tricky training devices. It’s helpful (but not 100% necessary) to have access to a weight room. Besides that you just need a willingness and desire to boost your vertical.
Based upon the content it includes as well as the quality of the program I’m very confident in recommending The Jump Manual by Jacob Hiller.
What makes me feel even better about this recommendation is that the manual comes with a 60 day full money back guarantee. That takes all the risk out of trying the program for you.