There are many aspects that affect your jump height including your weight, your explosive muscle power and your jump technique. FitQuest takes into account your body mass and jump height when calculating your explosive muscle power.
If you have a poor jump height, that does not mean that you have poor muscle power; it depends on your body mass. Therefore, your explosive muscle power is more important than your actual jump height.
There are numerous exercises to improve explosive muscle power. It is important to warm up first so as to prevent any injuries. One of the easiest to start off with is to perform some jumps up onto a raised step. These can be two legged jumps at first, progressing to single leg jumps later or even whilst holding dumbbells.
Ask your personal trainer for advice and guidance which exercises are most suitable for you and, as always, don’t be afraid to tell them what exercises you don’t like doing. They will definitely want you to enjoy your experience.