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Off Topic / 191115 My City is Dying
« on: November 14, 2019, 11:49:09 pm »
191115 My City is Dying
I no longer have the mood to train hard any more.
My city is turning into a war zone.
And there is nothing I can do about it.

I decided to post this... so that... more people around the world can know about what is happening at my home town.
Police had turn in to uncontrolled army going against University students, general public and reporter,  lying everyday on tv to justify their action..
Peaceful protest fail, now violent is going both way.

War at University in November ( 2 days ago)
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Kid story outside during summer vacation
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Boring video explaining the background (9min)
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Kyrie Irving Interview on China Protests & Political Environment in America
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Leborn view on HK
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I believe beside America, there are many European Vertical Trainer in this forum.
Some from Romania and etc.... not sure if u guys have experience situation like this.

I am just posting this... hoping to get attention..

i will post this in the OFF topic section also.

Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / IS Magic Bullet time baby
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:19:02 am »
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Article & Video Discussion / My Story got some attention.
« on: August 19, 2019, 03:23:00 am »
A webpage with short video.. contributed to what i had done for the pass 12 yrs...



Article & Video Discussion / An old video... Professor Dunking (single leg)
« on: September 28, 2018, 01:09:16 am »
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the slow motion... the long final step, and the left leg Heel toe drive....

it look like he is not going to get high... but he is....

only at 5 10 too.

i saw this video just now.. which make me wonder.. wtf squat is good for.
He squat 352lbs only.

but again he is only 132lbs

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800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / About Running Form.... right or wrong
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:09:34 am »
I am running with my kids at 6 yrs old. Training for various event.  From 500m, 1km, 1.5km, 2 to 3km  etc.

We can jog for 30 min non stop no problem.  But for shorter distance, she is unable to adjust or increase her speed.

Now obviously jogging is for longer distance is different than shorter distance.  To increase speed, many coach online had asked me to make my girl run short distance burst. 
So we did like 100m x 10 for one day, 200m x 8 on the other day, and 400m x 5  recently.

Now my question is running form.  I personally is no coach and never took any running course. 

The last thing i Wanted to do is to mess up my girl running form.  (Some coach had suggested me to send her to track school to avoid getting into bad form which is much harder to fix at older age)     However, I do not want to take this away from our family Activity Time.  So I googled and research online.

Many if not all of the Youtube stuff I see is for long distance.  About running efficient, no excessive arm swing, no vertical movement. and take 180 steps (ground contact ) per min.  instead of over stride.

As for short distance, they talk about big strong arm swing, and minimize vertical movement also.

However when i run with my girl, I try to tell her to do bigger steps,  instead of running like a ninja who have fast mini steps (which she got use to during long jog).
I tell her to push off from the rear leg, to get more distance per step. yet not to extend the front foot too far.   I keep telling her to have this sort of bouncy running long step style.
Because i recall seeing 10km runner in the front pack all running like reindeer with a bouncy feeling.  I saw it with my own eyes.

This sort of contradict what i read on line about minimize vertical movement.   So I don't know... and here I am.. asking this.

Btw... my girl has been stuck at her speed/time now...
when i Hold her hands to run, she can easily run much faster (with out me really PULLING her fwd, is more like.. leading her fwd).  But without holding hands... she is struggling to keep up with me  (with me being a pacer).

I don think there is much Dad in here... but i do hope to get some feed back on where i should go from here.

Track & Field / Teaching my Girl to Run/Sprint
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:03:55 pm »
Preparing for a 800m race.
I got the info from others that we should train 100m 200m and 400m 
(instead of running 800m over and over)

So I am teaching my girl to do the 100m and 200m.

I told her to have LONG big Step, High Knee, and STRONG arm swing back and forth,  look fwd. not upward. and not to have side to side head movment.

every thing seems alright.

Until i saw this:
how come this professional runner... Swing their arm Outward...
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i teach my girl to swin her arm front and back and never side to side..
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I am sure this is nothing New... I was at the pool last week with my kid without my swimming goggle, so i could not really swim..

what i did is doing half squat plyometric in water.
Single leg bounding with triple extension  like running in the pool.
I find it a bit hard to activate my glute going fwd... so i try going backward...

I could not really feel the effect the next day... (may be i did not do enough of it...)   it is kind of weird and probably annoy other swimmer at the pool.

Now i know it would be nearly in possible to train the loading/down phase of the jump while in water.
but the triple extension seem to make sense. 

I even try to do some tuck jump also.

after i got home.. i google a bit..
a crazy one :
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a more settle one:
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and some obvious written article:

and good old jack woordrup:

what do u guys think...?
it will be alot of hazzle for me to go to the pool often that is for sure..
but my kneed joint... is not going to get better ....if i continue to jump as hard as I am.. ( consider i rested 1 month.. and the knee pain... is still there.  slightly)

Knee alert...  patella tentar yadu yady ya.. it is call i believe.

It is affecting my squat.. as well as my jump..

i can still jump... with a bit more rest in between reps.  but squatting had becomes pain in the ass with dull pain..

It affected me so much, that.. i can only squat 340lbs a few reps.. (just months ago i was doing 385 3x3 easily)

I guess. i need to REST my knee.... (it is currently my strength Phase anyway)

What would you guys says, If just replace all my squat with Deadlift?
(i mean i could be doing RUSSIAN squat program with deadlift with different set of Weight of cause... or i can just go do some deadlift 5x5  monday wednesday friday)

I consider Deadlift less demanding on my knee..(may be more demanding on my lower back... if i am not careful)

Cross posted from my Journal. Recently I had notice does not matter in my Jump Training or my Squat training, days after, Only my quad is sore.

(The only time my Glute or Hamgstring is tire is when i do  Sprint HIIT style. And i had not done HIIT for 3 weeks at least)

May be... I am not using my Glute to max potential during my Jump and or Squat??

Now, I know there is exercise that target the glute area.  And I had read that even doing body weight squat with focus on glute flexing can teach your body to use the glute.  (and also those body weight single leg Hip Thurst too)

but what about JUMP?

Would it be a good idea to preform some RIM jump with Glute isolation?  I mean.. I had done board jump, depth jump and many many version of jump before, but i am Guessing  I had not really use my glute to full potential...

I seem to get my best jump when i go down know with big knee band (probably because I am using my quad again), may be i should just try to WAKE up my glute...

what do you guys thinks? 

Cross linked from my journal :

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Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / Daily squat and why..
« on: August 13, 2016, 08:01:20 pm »
Author said... U wont have a chance to get stiff if u squat dsily.....

While you should not be failing on these backoff sets (grinding the reps out really slow counts as failing)


I like that idea


Surprisingly, a lot of dunkers I talk to about jump/dunk training don't seem to realize the benefits of adding upper body training into their weekly training routine. Jumping is a FULL BODY movement. it's more than just legs and core.
So what are the main upper body muscles used in jumping? Well let's take a look at the 2 major upper body movements happening when you jump.
When jumping you first start with your arms out straight in front, then swinging them back behind you. The main muscle groups responsible for this are your rear dear deltoids, lats, teres major, rhomboids and traps.
When your hands are pulled all the way back, the second part of the movement is to swing your arms all the way back up. The main muscles used for this are your anterior deltoids, upper chest, and traps.
So when training upper body, incorporate lifts that target these muscles and mimic the up and down arm swings of jumping This being said, remember to lift EXPLOSIVELY, otherwise you'll simply be adding useless size and mass to your body.
Train hard, train smart!
Jordan Kilganon

What kind of exercise come to mind....
Explosive upperbody... with those targeted muscle..
I can only think of..
- medicine ball throw...  for the Swing up part.

what about the arm swing back part?

Nutrition & Supplementation / D-League Eat this?
« on: June 07, 2016, 05:32:09 am »
One of my baller friends who have a uncle working in USA with D-league, told him EVERY one.. is eating this..

GNC Pro Performance some daily formula and healthy program...

(I know about training program, i never know about Supplement program... )
He told me it is like a programme...with different combination....and it make a big different for him..

i wonder if any one have experience this.
sound like magic...

I Plant Left right when i Jump, and i think my Left is stronger than right which might also mean my left foot is shorter than my right.

Recently, i am experienced some dull pain on top of my right knee.
(I usually have soreness on my left knee, where I load up on jump and squat usually.  My left knee Click when i extend it, which i pretty much got use to already)

But now, is my Right, which sort of scare me, as it is something new.the pain is on top of my knee, I usually have pain below the knee ... so this is new to me again.  new pain on new leg... is scary to me.

When i extend my right leg, it is no longer smooth, some minor clicking appear, but that is not my main concern, it is that Dull stiff soreness that prevent my knee from moving.   

First thing when i wake up, my knee is sore, which disappear soon after.  But i am having soreness when every i Bend my knee, such as sitting ATG.
I have to sit down SLOW when i want to do this stretch due to the stiffness and soreness..

I am icing my knee in the office now..and eating glosamine right away
this shxt is scary
I tend to feel the slight soreness during slow down phase of my 100M sprint also...

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