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Basketball / Mid range sucks in pickup ball?
« on: December 12, 2017, 09:06:43 pm »
Anyone else play pickup ball and find that mid range shots are really underpowered/undervalued? at my gym it's played mainly half court, and always 1's and 2's. the 3 point line is highschool regulation too, so at the top it overlaps with the semicircle that overlaps with the key. so the range isn't far at all, the average joe can probably consistently make shots from there. it'd be a different story though if my gym had the 3 point line at NCAA/NBA range though. but yea, when i play i see little incentive in taking mid range shots, cause if i go back a bit further i can get another point behind the 3 point line. would playing full court give more value to mid range shots though? also I know about scoring it by 2's and 3's, but nobody at the gym would be willing to do that lol.

400m Sprinting or Shorter / sprint timer app
« on: October 07, 2016, 12:17:31 pm »

definitely gonna try this out, excited to hit up the track again lol.

ADARQ & LanceSTS - Q&A / Don't wanna gain weight
« on: October 05, 2016, 10:27:35 am »
How much will not wanting to gain weight and potentially pack on muscle hinder me in increasing vert? I'm kinda trying to increase my 1 foot and 2 foot vert more concurrently now too, and I know that at least for 1 foot I can get away with being skinnier and having less muscle mass. Also, my understanding of lifting for vert training is that you lift to build muscle in order to increase "relative strength"(or i think thats what its called), and not to gain movement efficiency for any of the lifts you do.

But what about if I struggle gaining weight and at the same time want to improve my relative strength? Will the inability to pack on muscle affect it at all? I feel like if I increase my deadlift without gaining any weight or putting on muscle that I wouldn't actually be getting stronger/increasing my relative strength, I would only be getting stronger at deadlifting.

Basketball / increasing range?
« on: August 29, 2016, 04:16:39 am »
have always had trouble generating enough power when shooting beyond the arc. anyone have tips?

hello all, am gonna start a log to document my progress to a 40 inch vert. my current obstacle is chronic quadricep tendonitis in my left knee. i've had it for almost 5 months now, and i've been out of training for a month now. i developed it from jumping off one foot for a few months. i naturally am a two foot jumper that plants RL with a stronger right foot, but my friend convinced me that it was easier to dunk off one foot. i wish i never started jumping off one foot though, my knee wouldve been fine if i just stuck to jumping off two. did anyone have this condition also or have any advice for me?

Introduce Yourself / hello all
« on: June 06, 2014, 12:59:40 am »
hello, i've always wanted to dunk ever since i was in the 5th grade. i'm 6 foot, but i don't have the best standing reach, only 7'9 in shoes. i'm 20 right now, and i haven't stopped growing since highschool ended when i was 18, so i'm hoping that i can maybe squeeze out an inch in height and wingspan. i'm a double leg jumper and just today i barely got some dunks off on my 9'5 foot hoop in my backyard, so if i don't grow anymore, that will be like 7 or 8 inches in vertical before i start dunking comfortably on 10 foot. my 2 legged jumping training has been pretty straight forward so far, all i do is squat twice a week, deadlift once a week, and just jump, and it has been working. i haven't been training my single leg jump as hard, but i recently read a lot of articles though on insane athletics on single leg jumping. i also post on their forums, and have learned more, and now i'm hooked on single leg jumping. i also think that it'd be cool to be able to get up both ways, so i have a lot of catchup to do with my single leg. anyway, thanks all for reading this, hope i can get some feedback.

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