The vertical jump is not only a measure of lower-body power, it’s also an important component of many sports. To improve it, you need specialized exercises that both develop musculature and produce relatively large forces, along with quickness. The exercises are for athletes with strength and conditioning experience. For novice athletes, working on movement and form, and doing exercises like Bodyweight Squat Jumps, is more appropriate.Remember, one program does not fit all. It is best to have a program developed and monitored by a qualified strength and. Conditioning coach. Remember to test your vertical jump before and after so you can measure your improvement.