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Mikea

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Time to go to work.
« on: August 13, 2011, 09:22:23 pm »
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Hey everyone-- new to the site, everything seems pretty tight and great.

It's like a small community of dedicated athletes, I'm feeling it.

Time to go to work and learn as much as I can in the process. Let's go.

I have scoliosis, which is a curvature of the spine, so I can't back squat, instead I front squat and supplement with other exercises to help out. I can hold dumbbells and everything, just can't really lift any weight over my head, or rest anything on my shoulders. I try to stay away from spinal loading. None the less, it really doesn't affect me.

I just can't back squat, that's about it, other than that, I do everything. Except shit like military press and push press or any other lift that goes over my head.

Age: 16 years old
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 190 lbs.

Standing Reach: 96"
BF: 13%-15%

Front Squat Max: 235 lbs.
Deadlift Max: 255 lbs. (Probably more now, haven't tested it in a couple of months.)
Hang Power Clean Max: 165 lbs.
Bench Press Max: 155 lbs.

Standing Vertical: 30"
Running Two Foot Vertical: 33-34"
« Last Edit: August 14, 2011, 10:00:04 pm by Mikea »

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Re: Time to go to work.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 07:48:08 am »
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Sucks about the scoliosis.  Regardless of that, your stats are pretty nice.  Nice vertical.  Make sure you start a journal and what are your goals? 
Goal is to dunk.

Vertical needed to dunk: 40"

Current vertical : 38.5"

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Re: Time to go to work.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 01:20:54 pm »
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Yeah-- I'm working on it though, it's getting better slowly, so that's always good.

And goals are to have a 40+ vertical, the biggest thing with me is I don't have a lot of natural strength.

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Re: Time to go to work.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 08:25:18 pm »
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Yeah-- I'm working on it though, it's getting better slowly, so that's always good.

And goals are to have a 40+ vertical, the biggest thing with me is I don't have a lot of natural strength.


Same here, I'm naturally pretty weak, but naturally I'm pretty fast and explosive haha
Goal is to dunk.

Vertical needed to dunk: 40"

Current vertical : 38.5"

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Re: Time to go to work.
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 08:57:09 pm »
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Yeah-- I'm working on it though, it's getting better slowly, so that's always good.

And goals are to have a 40+ vertical, the biggest thing with me is I don't have a lot of natural strength.


Same here, I'm naturally pretty weak, but naturally I'm pretty fast and explosive haha

That's like my biggest problem right now, is my strength.

I'm not naturally strong OR explosive.

At one point, I was 6'0'' and couldn't even touch rim. Haha, hard work all day, errrday.

Soon as I get too my front squat and deadlift to around 1.5x -2x body weight, I'll be flying haha.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2011, 09:00:00 pm by Mikea »

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Re: Time to go to work.
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 09:32:38 pm »
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Same man, same... Gotta get my squat and DL up!
Goal is to dunk.

Vertical needed to dunk: 40"

Current vertical : 38.5"