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Old 02-05-09, 12:15 PM   #1
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Is it possible to dunk at 6'1''?

There's a kid we played with a few weeks back, no more an inch or two higher than me if at all higher than me that can straight up dunk over 2 chairs. I was told that it can be learned, if you workout your calf muscles. I know, I know, inane goal jon, but seriously, I WANT TO DUNK. What would one do to learn to dunk?
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Old 02-05-09, 12:16 PM   #2
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Go to the gym and work on your legs. Do some powerlifting. Powerlifters usually have an incredible vertical leap number.
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Old 02-05-09, 12:18 PM   #3
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I use to be able to. One handed - just barely. I'm 6' But as teens, that's all we tried to do all summer. We practiced it constantly until I could finally get one out of a hundred.
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i find it's easier with a cruller. Those round doughnuts are harder to dunk, at least until you take a few bites.
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Old 02-05-09, 12:22 PM   #5
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Spud Webb can dunk, and he was like 5'6" or something.

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Old 02-05-09, 12:24 PM   #6
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Spud Webb can dunk, and he was like 5'6" or something.
5' 7", 133 pounds. Clicky, clicky......
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Old 02-05-09, 12:24 PM   #7
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Spud Webb can dunk, and he was like 5'6" or something.
yep, but he was a little freak.
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Old 02-05-09, 12:25 PM   #8
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look up explosive exercises. Jumping and such. Some of it, unfortunately, will be limited by your physical make-up, but you can learn to leap.

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Old 02-05-09, 12:26 PM   #9
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lower the goal...

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that's how I do it...go over to the elementary school near my house and the goals are like 7 ft tall. I can dunk there.
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i can dunk an 8'' foot one. but i want to do a full size
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i can dunk an 8'' foot one. but i want to do a full size
Position a pickup truck adjacent to the goal and jump off the back.

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There's a kid we played with a few weeks back, no more an inch or two higher than me if at all higher than me that can straight up dunk over 2 chairs. I was told that it can be learned, if you workout your calf muscles. I know, I know, inane goal jon, but seriously, I WANT TO DUNK. What would one do to learn to dunk?
Stay in your league Jon. If you want do dunk....
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Old 02-05-09, 01:29 PM   #14
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Stay in your league Jon. If you want do dunk....
Oh are you going to teach me the art that you have so clearly mastered?
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Old 02-05-09, 01:30 PM   #15
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Oh are you going to teach me the art that you have so clearly mastered?
I could pass some of my wisdom along.....but I'll wait until you're old enough to drink coffee.
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Go to the gym and work on your legs. Do some powerlifting. Powerlifters usually have an incredible vertical leap number.
What is a power lifter, google is only giving me a bunch of weirdo muscley men.
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Google "plyometrics"
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I went to high school with a guy who was about 5'5", and he could stand under the basket, and without taking a step, jump up and grab the rim with both hands. But Jon, you and I both have the genetic flaw (WMS) that makes dunking a pipe dream.
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