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Andrew said the entire datacenter had a power outage...

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Finally , some freak jumper does what we all want , he jumps on the rim ( actually backboard ) for highest touch! :D
He holds back as you will see , but it still looks damn sick and unreal

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBhuHHLs08s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBhuHHLs08s</a>

Highest touches are around 0:54

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Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / Basketball palming
« on: July 20, 2010, 02:23:08 pm »
This is a crucial matter when it comes to dunking , it is so much easier when you can palm the ball.
So what exercises should we do to improve palming ability?
Is it the normal grip exercises , wrist curls etc or would doing specific stuff like ISO-ball-palming be better?

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http://www.higherverticalnow.com/ , you must give your email to access the main page.

There is a good long video from A-Link there , analyzing jumping form.
Its mostly technique for SLRVJ , the 2 real examples are also 1-foot jumpers , but he insists many points are the same for 2-foot jumpers too.
It also looks like its gonna be a 4-vids series there , released gradually.

Sure worth a look , let me know what you guys think...


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Really SICK jumps and dunks !

vid didn't work so i edited:


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Now , after stating that i am an admirer of T-Dub and i think he's one of the best leapers alive , i cant help noticing this pic:




We've talked about those specific rims again.
He is 5'9'' so he needs 51'' to touch head at rim.
This looks like eyes to rim ( trying to normalise the distortion ) which is another 4-5'' and his body is leaning too.
So if this rim stands at 10' , this is a legit 55+'' jump

I don't wanna be the one who says it , im just posting the pic and the numbers... LOL


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ADARQ.org Special Content / Age vs Vertical :: pics and vids
« on: June 06, 2010, 03:18:11 pm »
Decided to start a thread here that ill be posting all my pics and vids , to avoid them flooding my journal.

Here's the vid and a pic from today's jump session.

Pic is at least 32,5'' , actually my hand has an angle to touch the rim too , its probably 33'' as you can see from heels. Doesn't matter anyway...




And the video...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daQv7IuqbpE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daQv7IuqbpE</a>

Let me know if you can hear the music , because i got a mail its copyrighted and it wont be available in some countries.
I played it and its ok here...

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj5UmH5TdfI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj5UmH5TdfI</a>

As hoopmixtape says in the description : " In my opinion this is one of the craziest game dunks I've ever seen."

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WTF is wrong with this guy? Jesus, what a bounce!
I also like how he jumps without bending , looks almost unreal!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4MLcr3NquQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4MLcr3NquQ</a>

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Pics, Videos, & Links / Shannon Brown jumps over Jason Richardson.
« on: May 18, 2010, 10:53:02 am »

SICKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq8soCn9_kw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq8soCn9_kw</a>

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I dont want to flood this area with dunk vids , but those dunks are inhuman!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocZByq9lVOc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocZByq9lVOc</a>

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Pics, Videos, & Links / J.R. Smith insane ingame dunk
« on: March 13, 2010, 07:20:08 pm »
He has to be kidding...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6f82QIb2KE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6f82QIb2KE</a>

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Being an engineer i know well that the hangtime-vert calculation formula is 100% accurate, i even have my own excel version with the local gravity acceleration in the formula.
I was thinking:
The correct way to measure hangtime is to measure the time that the feet are in the air , from the first 'airborn' frame to the first 'touchdown frame'.
But doesnt that mean that we have a different measurement here compared to the normal one ( highest touch minus flat-footed reach )?
Instead of flat footed standing reach we are using 'toes-up' reach!
That would make the vertical measurements different by an amount equal to the flat-footed vs toes-up reach difference, wich would be ~4-5''.

What is your opinion?

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Age vs Vertical
« on: August 28, 2009, 05:03:50 am »
Well , wtf , im keeping a log anyway , but a public journal is allways good motivation to train.
Ok , so here's the race deal , my running vertical jump in inches must exceed my age in years! LOL
Im counting the winter seasons, as summer is usually off from training.
My height is ~6'1, my 1 hand reach is ~7'11'' , both in shoes.

Down here ill be posting/updating my PRs / milestones:

May 2009 : BENCH PRESS PR : 154x5 , BW ~187
May 2009 : SQUAT PR : 237x5 : @smith machine , in normal set day ( 5x5 ) , BW ~187
May 2009 : SVJ PR : 26'' , BW ~183
June 2009 : DLRVJ PR : 33'' , getting consistently wrist(8'') to 10' rim on 2 different gyms , BW ~180.
12 October 2009 : SVJ PR : 27'' , BW ~192
23 October 2009 : SVJ PR : 27,5'' , BW ~193
5 November 2009 : SQUAT PR : 242x5 , 5RM day , BW ~190
16 November 2009 : BENCH PRESS , equal PR , 5x154
19 November 2009 : SQUAT PR : 253x5 , 5RM day , BW ~195
14 December 2009 : BENCH PRESS PR : 3x165 , BW ~195
6 January 2010 : SVJ PR : 28,5'' , BW ~186
22 March 2010 : DLRVJ 32,5'' , no PR but i havent jumped above 32'' From June 2009 ( ! ) , BW ~187
19 April 2010 : SQUAT PR : 3x264 , MSEM , ~1min rest between reps , BW ~192
27 April 2010 : DLRVJ 33'' , PR tie.
20 May 2010 : MSEM SQUAT PR : 2x1x275 , BW ~194.
6 June 2010 : DLRVJ 33'' , PR tie.
12 June 2010 : DLRVJ PR , 33,5''
15 June 2010 : SQUAT PR : 4x275 , BW ~198.
20 June 2010 : DLRVJ PR , 34''
25 June 2010 : SQUAT PR : 3x297 , BW ~196.
26 July 2010  : SVJ PR : 29'' , DLRVJ PR : 34,5'' , BW ~190
9 December 2010 : MSEM SQUAT PR : 3x1x308 , BW ~200
16 December 2010 : SQUAT PR : 5x297 , BW ~200
20 December 2010 : MSEM SQUAT PR : 3x1x319 , BW ~200



^I had that above list updated until late 2011 but it got lost with the data of that November 2011 site crash.
So down here i will have all my PRs posted so i don't have to search the log every time

FULL SQUAT : 5x231
BARELY ABOVE PARALLEL SQUAT : 5x242
HALF SQUAT : 3x319
QUARTER SQUAT : 3x374

DEADLIFT : 1x308

RDL old form : 8x253
RDL new form : 5x187

BENCH PRESS : 5x159.5 , 3x165

WIDE GRIP LAT PULLDOWN : 8x196 , 3x220

SEATED OHP : 5x121

PUSH PRESS : 5x110  , 4x115,5

CHINUPS : 11@195,5(BW)

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As we all know the shoes that are best for jumping are those that let you "get light" on your feet.
But does that stand for all surfaces? And what are those shoes?
From what i've read ( from Kelly Baggett ) the best shoes for plyos are the Nike free's coz they improve the foot strength/ankle stifness.
But what would be the shoes that help you jump the best you can? Lets all state our experience/knowledge on this stuff!

My experience :
best shoes ive used for jumping on concrete : Nike track racer. Its very lightweight, lets your feet feel and move light , but theres no cushioning , watch out your knees and shins.
others ive tried and havent jumped so good : nike road explosion running shoe & various basketball shoes like zoom uptempo

best shoes ive used for jumping on wooden court : Nike Hyperdunk : this baby is out of this world! lightweight , perfect fit , cushioning, ankle protection , movement freedom , it has it all.
others ive tried and havent jumped so good : many many many nike basketball shoes , most of them Zoom

What about you? :D

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Introduce Yourself / hi all!
« on: July 16, 2009, 05:25:39 am »
hi andrew, hi all!
my name is vangelis and i live in Greece
i am 35 years old but the more years pass the more i love training and dunking
my stats are:
-height : 5' 11,75'' barefoot , 6'1'' with shoes
-one hand reach : 7'11'' with shoes, streched to the point that i hurt! LOL
-weight : currently 180lbs at ~15%bodyfat
-PRs:
 standing vertical : ~26,5''
 running vertical : ~33,5''
 bench : 5x160
 squat : 5x240
 deadlift : 4x270

you can see me at
http://www.youtube.com/user/Ben1O16

keep training and improving everyone!  ;D

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