Will improving my shoulder power help my jump top spin serve?

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Absolutely. Quick motion at the shoulder is key for firing the hand over the top of the volleyball to create top spin. Try beginning with a standing dumbbell shoulder press with the palms facing in, followed by heavy bag punching. The first exercise should be performed with a medium tempo for 1-5 repetitions and the second for 8-10 repetitions with a tempo that is as fast as possible with good technique. Perform these exercises two to three times per week and watch your serving speed sore.

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