Jump Attack: The Formula for Explosive Athletic Performance, Jumping Higher, and Training Like the Pros

Tim S. Grover. Scribner, $16 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-1-4767-1440-0
Grover (Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable) is perhaps best known for training basketball legend Michael Jordan over the course of 15 years and six NBA championships. In this update of his self-published book, Grover presents the regimen Jordan used to increase his vertical jump from 38 to 48 inches. Leaping ability is not the goal, writes Grover. Rather, it’s about improving explosiveness. That quality can be applied throughout athletics, whether it’s coming off the line of scrimmage or stealing a base. Grover’s 12-week program consists of three phases with multiple workout sequences—Fire, Force, and Flight—that elongate the muscles before preparing them for game-time performance. The photographs and instructions clearly outline an intense routine that will hook athletic individuals eager to mimic Jordan’s work ethic. Casual gym members shouldn’t be intimidated. Even Grover’s individual moves can be used to take a workout up a notch, while the no-nonsense exercise and lifestyle advice—green apples are perfect snacks because you eat one and you’re done; loose hips drive athleticism—are easy to implement. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/21/2014
Release date: 06/03/2014
Genre: Nonfiction
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