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After publishing my Jump Manual review, I started getting lots of question from people asking me how the manual works and if Jacob Hiller’s program is really legit and worthy.
Therefore, I decided to tell you my story and describe to you the process I went through using it.
But before that, here’s some raw footage of Coach Hiller doing his thing, basically abusing the rim.
Jacob Hiller Vertical Jump
As you can see, the guy not only talks the talk, but he actually walks the talk too, and this is all a result of the training practices he preaches inside The Jump Manual.
With that out of the way, let me break down how the 12-week program has went for me.
One of the things I always struggled with when playing basketball is my height.
At 6 feet, which is not really tall for basketball, I was having a hard time competing with guys taller than me.
By the time I understood the importance of height and its impact in basketball it was already too late, I was 20+ and I had already finished growing (physically).
Even when I played with guys which were approximately my height, I couldn’t say I was anything special.
Getting stuck at 6 feet and playing against guys who average 4-5 inches taller than you sucks. Whenever I played with taller guys, I felt intimidated and insecure, I was afraid to make a move or shoot the ball because I could easily be blocked.
I figured I’m on a serious disadvantage here and I knew something had to be done, so I decided to use the only weapon against height I’ve got left, that is to increase my vertical.
And so, my quest for increasing my vertical was born.
I spoke to people about it, many were saying that jumping higher is all genetics and there’s not much to do about it.
Some people were saying I just need to spend time in the gym and lift heavy weights.
Some were saying that I need to jump thousands of times every day… and on and on it went.
As a matter of fact, I tried some of these methods, and I did gain a little bit of increase in my vertical, but it was minimal and I didn’t feel like I was getting somewhere.
Then I started researching online for professional advice. The problem is, there’s so much false information from inexperienced coaches and trainers, and bad advice from old programs that don’t fit today’s standards.
After a while I stumbles upon The Jump Manual, it looked promising and it didn’t take long for me to decide that I’m gonna try it.
I’m not an easy guy to convince, but the program was guaranteeing I will gain 10 inches or get my money back, so I figured I’ve got nothing to lose here and went on and purchased it.
Let The Training Begin…
When I started the program I was surprised because the exercises and the workouts themselves were very different from what I was used to.
It was very hard at the beginning and I was a bit discouraged because I’ve never seen anyone train with these methods before.
I started to doubt a little in the program’s methodology, but luckily it didn’t take long for the results to come.
In just two weeks I increased two inches in my vertical, and all the doubts I had about this program up until that moment, disappeared.
Suddenly I was able to grab the rim.
At that moment I knew this program was the real deal.
The First Meeting with A 10 Foot Rim
Over time, I gradually added more inches to my vertical, and then what I wished for has finally happened… I DUNKED THE BASKETBALL! Do you realize?! MY FIRST DUNK EVER!
At 30 years old I was dunking for the first time in my life, it was kind of a lame dunk actually where the ball would just barely go through the rim, and I had many failed attempts too. Nevertheless, it was still a dunk.
Words cannot describe how I felt at that moment, it was sensational! I was so excited and pumped up, I felt so powerful at that moment like there’s nothing in the world that could stop me.
I felt like I was reborn. it was amazing, I’ll never forget that day.
After my “little” experience of meeting with the rim, I was so motivated and enthusiastic I switched to a high gear. I began to work even harder and more intensely with the program.
All of a sudden it was not so rare to see me dunk, I started dunking more frequently. First it was either one-handed, then it was also two-handed dunks.
I started asking myself if I could also replicate these dunks while in a game. This is due the fact that I stopped playing basketball at some point because the program demanded it, hence this question has started to bother me.
So after roughly three months on the program I went to play with my friends. This was the first time I was going to play after a few months break.
I haven’t told anyone I was working on my vertical, so it was kind of a secret.
Even though no one expected anything from me, I was very nervous because it’s been a couple months since the last time I played, and I wanted to see if I can recreate what I was doing on practice to a real time game, therefore this was the moment of truth for me.
So we started playing, I got warm, started taking some rebounds and made a few moves, and then guess what happened…
I exploded up and DUNKED ON ONE OF MY FRIEND’S FACE!
You should have seen their faces when it happened. They were shocked! They were absolutely stunned! And me, I just couldn’t stop smiling :)
Everybody came to me patting on my back starting to ask question, “how did you do this?” “since when can you dunk?“. They’ve never see me dunk before, for all they could remember I was barely reaching the rim.
Now all of a sudden I’m dunking on their face, they just couldn’t believe it.
Anyway I just wanted to keep playing to show them more, so I promised to tell them what I was doing after we finish the game.
So we kept playing and I had a few more dunks that got everyone’s attention, my teammates passed me the ball so many times as if I was the leader on the team, I was getting a lot more rebounds and I blocked many shots as well. My friends were super ecstatic about it.
Overall I felt like I dominated the game with my new found ability to jump high, and at that night, my team haven’t lost one game. My friends are now looking at me very differently with much more respect and appreciation to my game.
Since then, I managed to increase my vertical some more.
I also introduced the manual to my friends and they started to increase their vertical as well.
Though I’m not sure if it was the best idea to tell them my secret, because now I might get dunked in the face too. But you know what, it just gives me more motivation to keep working harder and increase my vertical even further.
One thing I gotta say to you though, this program is not easy and it’ll take quite some time & effort on your part. But if you really want to jump higher and dunk, then that shouldn’t be a problem.
To wrap things up, I think the Jump Manual has proven itself.
So far, I improved my vertical by more than 10 inches, so it passed the test. This program will really change the way you trained until today. Checkout my results video to see how effective it is.
So, does the Jump Manual work? Definitely.
It has worked for me, and as long as you don’t have any acute problem that prevents you from jumping, it’ll work for you too. I sincerely recommend each and every one who seeks to increase his vertical to invest in this program and give it a shot.