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Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« on: September 24, 2019, 10:03:32 pm »
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It's pretty unusual to see a pro dunker that actually help build his hops from the start with weights.
Most cruise on by genetics and might lift later on for extras, and usually not that heavy.
Although Jonathon Clark is pretty strong as well, and some of the Russian guys are big on weights

He actually mentions this forum in the first video  ;D
It's good to see he got a solid foundation getting into Starting Strength right from the start, instead of the usual bro routines people tend to do.
Although squatting in BBall shoes ain't the best...

he weighs 175lbs

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rcw6fx3u_M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rcw6fx3u_M</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk3tzqXKy38" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk3tzqXKy38</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArfpPIVX7XQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArfpPIVX7XQ</a>



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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunker, lifts weights
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 10:28:39 pm »
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It's pretty unusual to see a pro dunker that actually help build his hops from the start with weights.
Most cruise on by genetics and might lift later on for extras, and usually not that heavy.
Although Jonathon Clark is pretty strong as well, and some of the Russian guys are big on weights

He actually mentions this forum in the first video  ;D

had no idea. used to follow that dude's progress for a long time. i kind of detached from almost-everything at some point. but i've been detaching from the running community as well, so it's nothing specific.

i'm actually very excited to learn this forum helped him in some way, even if it was just finding the next step in his progression.

that's really cool. :wowthatwasnutswtf: :ibjumping:

he must have never seen my vids tho.. it's "a-dark dot o r g" lulz.

(3:14 into the video. pi)

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It's good to see he got a solid foundation getting into Starting Strength right from the start, instead of the usual bro routines people tend to do.
Although squatting in BBall shoes ain't the best...

he weighs 175lbs

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rcw6fx3u_M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rcw6fx3u_M</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk3tzqXKy38" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk3tzqXKy38</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArfpPIVX7XQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArfpPIVX7XQ</a>

and yup, he is a beast. his "squad" in central/north florida, is one of the coolest things i've ever seen in the vert/dunk game. all of those kids came together to improve, now they are grown dudes all throwing down nasty dunks.

I think Celli is still hurt unfortunately. Most of his vids seem to be about him rehabing now, and he's taken on more of a vlog-ish focus - probably because he's hurt. When that dude is healthy, he's just throwing down every day.

Rivera (pro), Celli, CJ (pro), Rivera's cousin, and a few others formed a great squad up there in Central/North FL, i've made lots of posts about them in the "a whole bunch of dunks and shit" thread.. it's somewhere in here, lol. i need to post more in it, it's a decent chronicle of the dunk game.

http://www.adarq.org/basketball/the-'regular-people-dunking-thread'/2235/

i like the ~2 hour dunk session route, but it's also a bit risky. the thing i like most about it though is, just the stubbornness of it. just continuing to try, over and over, is so important. lifting, reactive work, diet, sleep, body comp etc can all provide a good boost/base, but have to get in tons of jumps, and somewhat frequently, IMHO.

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Re: Isaiah Rivera, and other pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 10:32:27 pm »
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Illia Kroshka aka Kroha - 5'9" Russian guy

Not sure about those banded leg kicks...

Check out the EMS stuff at 2:50 in first video

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0kGizSqzjM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0kGizSqzjM</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-QhGze31JQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-QhGze31JQ</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfjdOFPQeFc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfjdOFPQeFc</a>
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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 01:13:45 pm »
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Not much out there cooler than somebody traniing their way to a 360 BTL!
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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 07:43:08 pm »
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Oh he jumps way higher than 36 inches now....

see 1:39   6'1" eye level to rim  :uhcomeon:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNo5DYIyQIQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNo5DYIyQIQ</a>
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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 10:38:33 pm »
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Oh he jumps way higher than 36 inches now....

see 1:39   6'1" eye level to rim  :uhcomeon:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNo5DYIyQIQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNo5DYIyQIQ</a>

yup he's head to rim on legit 10'. seen him do it in the UCF gym etc.


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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 05:24:10 pm »
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this thread has given me some nice motivation to get back to dunking!
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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 10:41:26 pm »
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this thread has given me some nice motivation to get back to dunking!

 :highfive: :ibjumping: :wowthatwasnutswtf: :ibsquatting:

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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2019, 07:59:05 am »
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On vertec
36.5 standing
47.5 off a run

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUpCBtk1FB4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUpCBtk1FB4</a>

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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2019, 11:58:14 am »
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On vertec
36.5 standing
47.5 off a run

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUpCBtk1FB4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUpCBtk1FB4</a>

love the vertec jumps. he maxes out that vertec. wonder if he could get a bit more.

I have the same reach as him. my max RVJ on a vertec was 133" touch IIRC. he hits it standing. lool.

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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2019, 08:29:57 pm »
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he said he wasn't fully warmed for the standing jump tests, so it might actually be higher

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Re: Isaiah Rivera, pro dunkers, lifting weights
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2019, 07:19:48 pm »
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