Originally Posted by Kumo
This. Did this throughout high school trying to obtain vertical. Senior year I could dunk pretty easily just from mostly strength. Off two feet, with 2 hands. 17-18 year old, 5'11" white kid. I think I was squatting around 300 for reps, and actually going ass to grass.
Sure, genetics play a role.. but you can do a lot more than you think.
I think traditional squats and deadlifts tend to create two foot jumpers. When I was younger I could jump much higher off one but wasn't very explosive jumping off two. After not playing basketball for years and just lifting I could jump higher off two from a stand still than I could off one running.