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How to Dunk a Basketball Even If You Are Short

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 10   |   Comments: 0
It's incredible the misconception of dunking. There are a lot of folks out there that believe that you have to be tall. Or you have to have a certain gene pool. They are so wrong. Believe it or not, anyone can learn how to dunk. Of course, there is a few exceptions like the completely obese. But even for the average Joe, being able to dunk is possible.

The answer to dunking a basketball is simple. It's all about technique and power. It involves training the right muscles the right way. This is great news for the shorter guys. Because now you not only will be able to jump higher, but you will also have the ability to dunk.

The technique part of it is simple. And here's the key. It starts off with practicing the right way. This will get you the results. The idea of practice makes perfect is stupid. Because we can practice the wrong way all day and not only will it get us minimal to no results. But it can also lead to injury. So it really should be rephrased to perfect practice makes perfect. Makes sense, right?

So were do you develop the right techniques? It starts with finding the right teacher. Someone who understands the training regime. A coach who can give you real results that will help you achieve your true athletic potential. If you are not sure who that coach or mentor can be just keep reading. In a few paragraphs, I'll show you the perfect mentor.

Power is another aspect that you can train and develop. And it's basically building up power in your legs. That way you will have the power to jump higher. There are a few exercises that you can do to help train and develop your leg muscles. One of which is squats with weights.

It's a simple and basic workout. But if done properly it can dramatically increase your vertical.

If you haven't done this workout then it's recommended you start off with some easy light weights. This way you can get used to it and avoid possible injury. It won't be easy at first, but after a few tries you'll get it.

The right form is important. Start off standing upright, and left with your legs only. You want to bend at the knees as you go down with your back straight (like sitting on a chair). As you go up, you are pushing off with your legs and NOT your back. Continue to do at least 5 to 8 repetitions. If you feel like you can do more then increase the weight.

The other type of leg workouts include calf raises and lunges. These workouts will give you that explosiveness to jump higher.

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