One of the most definitive attributes of an athlete is his or her vertical leap (it’s also one of the most bragged-about subjects in jock talk).

Especially in team sports where jumping, catching, and sometimes scoring are at high priority, it’s important to know that you can reach as high as you need to do what’s required of you. It’s not always easy but sports equipment developer SKLZ has an answer for helping your ‘hopz’ out.

Hopz, a vertical jump resistance trainer, is a band system that uses gravity, your force, and your energy to enhance you leg power to jump higher. Using a strap belt that connects to anklets, band go the entire length of your leg with tension. As you run, crouch or jump, the bands expand or tighten, which train your muscles to respond accordingly, making them stronger all throughout.

The belt is adjustable and fits most athletes and is targeted for men and women ranging from heights at 5’4” to 6’2”. The bands are also durable and have a 40 lbs. tension limit, but they are several of them for you to work with.

Jumping is one of the most underrated skills that is trained for, but if you want to go higher, Hopz can be just what you need to get where you want to be in the sky.


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