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Old 02-05-09, 12:15 PM
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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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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
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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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Spud Webb can dunk, and he was like 5'6" or something.

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Old 02-05-09, 12:24 PM
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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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Spud Webb can dunk, and he was like 5'6" or something.
yep, but he was a little freak.
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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.

http://www.google.com/search?q=explo...ient=firefox-a
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lower the goal...

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lower the goal...

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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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
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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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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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
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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yep, but he was a super freak.
rick jamesed it for Spud
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rick jamesed it for Spud
*flick* (Siu wasn't here quick enough to do the honors)
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