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    Default How does it feel to DUNK??

    If you dunk, tell me how awesome it is.

    I'm gonna be dunking by February 2013 and want to dream about it until then, and also think about it before I go to sleep, so that it becomes a certain destiny.

    I'm gonna be throwing them down with the snatches, the squats.

    When did you first dunk?

    How good does it feel to dunk?

    Do you get up just enough to technically dunk it or do you throw it down like an animal? (My goal is to throw it down like an animal, with authority)

    Have you ever slammed it in a rec-league game?

    Any other info is good about the dunking.

    FEBRUARY 2013 FIRST DUNK

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    I've never dunked as I'm only 5'7", but I can definately tell you how it feels to knock a three in front of a 6'8" dude.

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    Yea that can be fun!

    What does it feel like to slam?

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    What happens in February 2013?

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    Im 5'10 and a half, white, and i have somewhere between a 16 and 20 inch vertical so its safe to say I've never dunked. Im about an inch away from touching the rim. I really dont wanna hear what it feels like to dunk, yea im jealous. But u can still make some really nice highlight plays just by being slick

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    Originally Posted by smokes
    What happens in February 2013?
    I dunk the **** out of the rock!!

    Here's my story, man, it's really interesting:

    I've been 6'3" since 7th grade but NEVER could I even TOUCH THE RIM until THIS YEAR.

    I had NO hops, I mean NO HOPS, at all. Weakest kid in the school.

    After about a year of strength training, squats, deadlifts all that stuff, I can GRAB THE RIM!!! I CAN SLAP GLASS ON EVERY LAY-UP AND EVEN WITH TWO HANDS FROM A STANDING POSITION!!!

    This is OBVIOUS progress, and now that I am doing EXPLOSIVE, COMPOUND LIFTS like the Dumbbell Snatch, I JUST KNOW that I'll be slamming it by February, don't really need a lot.

    I just can't wait, man.

    That's what happens in February. I'll post a video, of course.

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    Originally Posted by KingStarbury3
    Im 5'10 and a half, white, and i have somewhere between a 16 and 20 inch vertical so its safe to say I've never dunked. Im about an inch away from touching the rim. I really dont wanna hear what it feels like to dunk, yea im jealous. But u can still make some really nice highlight plays just by being slick
    You can DEFINITELY dunk if you wanted to.

    Sounds like you need to build up your strength a little first and then go into the dumbbell snatches or even barbell snatches.

    It feels amazing being able to grab the rim and to slap glass at will and with authority on layups.

    Do it, man, I say go for it dude!!

    You just have to make a decision to do it.

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    Yeah you could dunk it KS, just about. I'm 6'0 and white and I could only graze the rim back in the day, I did squats for 6 months and could dunk it after that. Then I blew my knee though

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    Well i can only do so much with squats. Ive really slowly built up some strength but its a little risky. Ive had very bad sciatica in the past which is better now, but for some reason my left knee has hurt me anytime i squat down and stay down for a while, then comeback up. Like if im petting a small dog, when i come back up thats when it hurts. Plus i have heel spurs in my left foot. I only do squats 4 times a week because of this. 20 with 0 pounds, 20 with 15 pounds, 14 with 50 pounds, 14 with 50 pounds and im done. Ive been doing this for a little while and my knee hasnt gotten any worse so i might add another 12 squats with 50 pounds and eventually a 5th day. I just wanna be able to run again through the mountains Starbury style in the Spring time.

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    I could dunk up until about 4-5 years ago. I'm doing lots of squats and quick toe lifts (I'm sure there's a proper name for that) and my vertical is improving again.

    Certainly here in Australia, the number of people who play AND can dunk are few, so it's awesome to throw one down, even just on a fast break.


    Originally Posted by KingStarbury3
    Well i can only do so much with squats. Ive really slowly built up some strength but its a little risky. Ive had very bad sciatica in the past which is better now, but for some reason my left knee has hurt me anytime i squat down and stay down for a while, then comeback up.
    Is the pain just below your kneecap? Sounds like a bit of Patellar tendonitis to me, stretching the surrounding muscles can help that.

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    I am only 5 10 and white so cant dunk a full size ball, and at aged 35, its all a bit beyond me now ( Unless i lower my hoop to 9 foot ! hehe )

    When i was in my prime back at 17-19 year old, i could dunk a mini ball off a 2 foot jump. I just couldn't get a full sized ball over the rim annoyingly. I was shocking at jumping off 1 foot though : (

    I used to play with 2 freak athletes in my team when i was in my mid 20's. One guy was white and he had a sick leap

    but the other guy was only 5 foot 7 and he was from New Guinea

    I kid you not, in one game we played, he took off from just outside the circle , 2 foot plant and did a tomohawk Jordan Like Leaner in a game ! Literally C**KED it back and threw it down with tremendous force !

    It was mind blowing !!!

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    It's not beyond you at age 35!!!

    Sage when you dunked in Australia how did it feel, did the women swarm you? That's how I imagine it.

    Also, GREAT video here: (the guy is definitely selling you his system or whatever, but HE GIVES ONE GREAT POINT OF ADVICE ANYONE CAN USE IMMEDIATELY!!! YOUR LAST TWO STEPS BEFORE TAKING OFF SHOULD BE CLOSE TOGETHER AND THE LEG YOU ARE JUMPING FROM SHOULD BE AS STRAIGHT AS POSSIBLE FOR MAX POWER OUTPUT!!!)



    I'd be happy if I ended up dunking something like this guy: This would be a good level for me:

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    Originally Posted by KingStarbury3
    Well i can only do so much with squats. Ive really slowly built up some strength but its a little risky. Ive had very bad sciatica in the past which is better now, but for some reason my left knee has hurt me anytime i squat down and stay down for a while, then comeback up. Like if im petting a small dog, when i come back up thats when it hurts. Plus i have heel spurs in my left foot. I only do squats 4 times a week because of this. 20 with 0 pounds, 20 with 15 pounds, 14 with 50 pounds, 14 with 50 pounds and im done. Ive been doing this for a little while and my knee hasnt gotten any worse so i might add another 12 squats with 50 pounds and eventually a 5th day. I just wanna be able to run again through the mountains Starbury style in the Spring time.
    This is a great story, keep up the hard work.


    By the way folks, glutes activate vertical leap by 75%.


    I was a former strength and conditioning coach at Manhattan College when the ex-Knick Chris Smith played there. It was my job to make sure these athletes were in elite collegiate shape for performance. Agility (moving in different directions) and Power (strength + speed in the quickest amount of time) were the focus.

    I'll give you guys one exercise that helped 7 players and even myself jump higher and sprint faster.

    Hip Thrust.





    I do 495 also, I'll take a video of me doing it one day.

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    People will hurt themselves doing hip thrusts!!!! It's definitely not a required lift, far from it!!

    Maybe for "advanced" athletes the hip thrust will have some application but you won't find any mention of hip thrusts in the old time strongman literature!!

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    People will hurt themselves doing hip thrusts!!!! It's definitely not a required lift, far from it!!

    Maybe for "advanced" athletes the hip thrust will have some application but you won't find any mention of hip thrusts in the old time strongman literature!!
    This is an amateur response.
    You're 100% wrong.

    No one is going to do 495lb hip thrust right away, that takes times.

    I've worked with non athletes and athletes the last 5 years. No one has gotten hurt from the hip thrust. The exercise is completely safe and very effective for decreasing pain in the low back and hip areas – when prescribed and coached properly. Any exercise you do sloppy you'll obviously get hurt. People get hurt doing push-ups.

    Old time strongman are outdated, what the hell is that all you read? It's better to expand your studies because their research is flawed and past our time. Stop being a hater and entreprise your mind.

    Why don't you try something out before you talk about it?

    Hip Thrust activates 80% of the glutes, compared to squats that activate 25% of the glutes. Both are required lifts if you're an athlete.

    If you're some amateur clown with bodyfat over 20%, then it doesn't matter. Have weak glutes and a weak overall body.

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