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A few videos from yesterday
« on: July 12, 2010, 12:36:59 pm »
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A few vids from yesterday, notice the differences in the gather with the mini ball and the size 5 ball:

One leg dunk with size 5 ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Sbr7Q7wzc

One-leg dunk from the side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x38vKZR6NY

Silly pirouette dunk mini-ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-sX7X-lGTo

Silly pirouette dunk size 5 ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylJiEKJsII8

Two-footed dunk with mini-ball RL plant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS1cemQ6I8I

Two-footed dunk with mini-ball LR plant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ykADt4v1jA

Two-footed dunk with size 5 ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prLmEfDEZPM (note the difference in the arm swings with a bigger ball, the speed difference, the amount of compression occuring in the plant etc)

Standing vert mini-ball dunk from the side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jClyR8gxAE

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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 03:32:15 pm »
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A few vids from yesterday, notice the differences in the gather with the mini ball and the size 5 ball:

One leg dunk with size 5 ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Sbr7Q7wzc

One-leg dunk from the side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x38vKZR6NY

Silly pirouette dunk mini-ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-sX7X-lGTo

Silly pirouette dunk size 5 ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylJiEKJsII8

Two-footed dunk with mini-ball RL plant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS1cemQ6I8I

Two-footed dunk with mini-ball LR plant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ykADt4v1jA

Two-footed dunk with size 5 ball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prLmEfDEZPM (note the difference in the arm swings with a bigger ball, the speed difference, the amount of compression occuring in the plant etc)

Standing vert mini-ball dunk from the side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jClyR8gxAE

that rim is nearly 10' or 10' right? your SLRVJ's look real good.. LR plant looked good too.

jumping through pain? jumping good nonetheless.

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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 04:07:35 pm »
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Yup... for my RL plant I kind of try to make it look good... I'm getting up fine though, about 75 cm I think. But there's a big difference in between a small ball and a "big" ball in terms of technique (expected, but nonetheless annoying).

My one-leg jump hasn't increased in the last two years or so though... despite the gains in strength. I think one way into that is cutting the bodyfat a bit...

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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 07:09:19 pm »
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Yup... for my RL plant I kind of try to make it look good... I'm getting up fine though, about 75 cm I think. But there's a big difference in between a small ball and a "big" ball in terms of technique (expected, but nonetheless annoying).

My one-leg jump hasn't increased in the last two years or so though... despite the gains in strength. I think one way into that is cutting the bodyfat a bit...

you always bring up the bodyfat issue.. i think it's time you did it, hell, it'll help your knees out alot too, it sure has helped mine.. i can withstand so much more being this light, i can't even imagine how good i'll feel when im finally at my goal of 145-150.. i feel so light it's amazing.

i love to eat, regardless of how skinny i am, so cutting this fat really was pretty hard.. but i adjusted and feel better than ever.

you got to do it mang, if you got to 160-165 you'd be BALLIN`.

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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 03:26:36 am »
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Yeah, I have only myself to blame. The funny thing is that I don't really enjoy eating... I find it a snobism, a thing that rich people do (talk about eating) to make them look "cool" and to show they are rich etc. In fact, I hate pretty much everything about food in general... one things that you must never do if you meet me (and I mean that) is try to make me eat something you want me to eat... that's basically a red flag from me and I feel like killing you (I think my blood pressure rises to extreme levels). So, you know... :-*

So judging by this ^^^ it should be "easier" to lose fat. I'm probably just not disciplined enough to do interval runs etc, but I'll see what I can do from today on. I plan on alternating 2-leg bounds with sprints (in the same set), so I see what happens.


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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 03:58:02 pm »
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A picture from yesterday:


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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 04:16:43 pm »
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some definite cam angle going on in terms of arm/head height, but you were getting up good on those dunks.



good jumps for sure, i was surprised considering all of your injury-setbacks as of recent.

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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 05:24:10 pm »
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Oh yeah it's definitely the angle, but that pic you posted had a low jump... we filmed the side jumps the last and I was empty and wanted to just leave... no mood for jumping at all at that point. So that's like a 28 inch jump there. I think the jump is 31 inches in the pic I posted according to my timer. Still, the left leg is pretty extended (although lifted forward) in the pic I posted... and it's at that bar in the fence level. I need to measure that but I remember it's at 95 cm (I might be wrong). I need to measure that just for the fun's sake.

Anyway, my 2-leg bounds from today:

2-leg bounds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDVO7rSw3j8
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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 03:51:40 am »
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I have analyzed my jumps/bounds/2-leg bounds frame by frame yesterday and discovered a few things:

1) I don't get "deep enough" on my two-leg bounds so I think I put mostly quad in them (since I bend at a 1/4 squat position); I need to focus on getting deeper.

2) I don't completely hip hyperextend... I use just a short burst of hip extension and then stop it. If Bret Contreras was right, pulling the heels at my butt (flexing the knee) improves your ability to hip hyperextend by 5%, so that's interesting. I need to work on both more, hip hyperextension and heel-under butt pull and then leg extension forward to land further;

3) I don't use my arms like I could/should. I need to extend them and use the momentum they create.


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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 04:32:00 am »
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I have analyzed my jumps/bounds/2-leg bounds frame by frame yesterday and discovered a few things:

1) I don't get "deep enough" on my two-leg bounds so I think I put mostly quad in them (since I bend at a 1/4 squat position); I need to focus on getting deeper.

2) I don't completely hip hyperextend... I use just a short burst of hip extension and then stop it. If Bret Contreras was right, pulling the heels at my butt (flexing the knee) improves your ability to hip hyperextend by 5%, so that's interesting. I need to work on both more, hip hyperextension and heel-under butt pull and then leg extension forward to land further;

3) I don't use my arms like I could/should. I need to extend them and use the momentum they create.



nice analysis there.. to learn to completely hip extend, sacrificing performance on the exercise initially will happen.. it's something you really have to focus on, but it'll result in less distance & the jumps feeling very weird at first.. I prefer to completely hip extend on the warmups, where i'm not really concerned with distance, i'm more concerned with getting the movement right.. once im ready to do the worksets I just go all out though, hopefully it kicks in :D

as for going deeper, if you can handle bounds very deep you would be VERY strong in your plants for jumping.. my legs do crumble if I try and land real too deep in bounds, so I usually just go with what is natural.. it's similar to depth jumps for me, when I land too deep everything buckles.. so that is definitely something worth working on - get strong in those positions and it will have alot of transfer over the entire ROM.

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Re: A few videos from yesterday
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 04:37:53 am »
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Yeah everything you said is true. Not only that, but when you think about it - landing in a stretched position can put on a lot of other benefits (including better activation and possibly hypertrophy). I think RJ is very fond and favorable in training in a stretched position. The thing is if you can do that safely.

I really need to focus on landing properly and landing in a manner (especially with my arms) that allows me to jump immediately forward as I land. The same thing I was saying in the DC Jayhawk's depth jumps (that he didn't have his arms in the proper position to take off quickly again).

So I need to go all out and do stuff... I'm always afraid of going all out... it's my mentality so it's hard to change that... I'm always very careful when jumping so I limit myself a lot to be safe...