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clintzyc24

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Use of Air Alert
« on: September 17, 2011, 11:38:08 pm »
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Hi Lance and Adarq, so I just feel like when I play basketball, I play like an old man. I mean like I'm slow, not explosive, can't drive, not jumping when trying to grab a rebound... So I wonder if doing something like Air Alert would help me.

I will only use the first few weeks of it because I know the volume gets insane. But basically I just want to like get a habit of jumping and be more agile when I'm playing. And I don't mean just Air Alert, like high intensity jumping plyos in general.

So would Air Alert help me with that? or its totally useless and will mess up my knees? if so can you please tell me what to do? Thanks

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Re: Use of Air Alert
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 11:46:01 pm »
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Hi Lance and Adarq, so I just feel like when I play basketball, I play like an old man. I mean like I'm slow, not explosive, can't drive, not jumping when trying to grab a rebound... So I wonder if doing something like Air Alert would help me.

I will only use the first few weeks of it because I know the volume gets insane. But basically I just want to like get a habit of jumping and be more agile when I'm playing. And I don't mean just Air Alert, like high intensity jumping plyos in general.

So would Air Alert help me with that? or its totally useless and will mess up my knees? if so can you please tell me what to do? Thanks

AirAlert is a joke man, its also not "high intensity", its very sub max, high VOLUME, with a ton of busy work.  Its great to improve gpp which is what it sounds like you need to do, but there are about one billion better ways to do so than to do air alert.  Look at some of the plyo/movement efficiency exercises adarq just put up on his youtube channel.  Stuff like that, low hurdle hops, line hops, bounds, jumps, sprints, etc, will all do much more for you in the long run than air alert.  Keep the volume to a point that quality is still solid but progress it over time. 

Airalert is some bs that someone randomly thought up and strung together a bunch of arbitrary numbers and exercises, a couple of which are actual exercises they likely came across when making that "program".  Its not a legitimate "program".
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Re: Use of Air Alert
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 03:18:57 am »
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Thanks Lance. Just watched some of them and will def do those instead of air alert.

But can you explain what gpp is? I searched it up and is it the base strength of an athlete? I don't really get it.

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Re: Use of Air Alert
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 01:45:38 pm »
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  GPP- General physical preparedness.  Basically preparing the body for more intensive and specific work later on, and laying a foundation to build upon.  If youre goal is to jump higher, in a gpp phase, youd do things like short sprints, sub max jumping drills/movement effeciency work, general strength training work, stretching, specific energy systems conditioning, mobility and flexibility work, etc.  You could then transition into a more SPP type phase, incorporating higher intensity jumps, lifts, etc.  Without the gpp present, the spp will be less effective, gains will be shorter lived, and entail a higher risk of injury.
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Re: Use of Air Alert
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 07:04:57 am »
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I see... Thanks Lance :)