Carmelo Anthony Dunk Or How Tto Increase Vertical JumpDid you see Carmelo Anthonys dunk over Theo Ratliff? Or the one over...
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Carmelo Anthony Dunk Or How Tto Increase Vertical Jump

  1. 1. Carmelo Anthony Dunk Or How Tto Increase Vertical JumpDid you see Carmelo Anthonys dunk over Theo Ratliff? Or the one over Jerome Williams? Whatabout the one on Francisco Elson?One of his sickest dunks was the crazy facial over entire Argentina team on 30.08.2007!Its obvious the Denver Nuggets small forward dunks a lot. As a matter of fact, the 23-year oldsuperstar had more dunks (157!) last season than LeBron James (108), Josh Smith (101), VinceCarter (86), Shaquille ONeil (83), Kobe Bryant (59) or Dwyane Wade (59)! Only four players hadmore dunks than Melo: Chris Wilcox (161), Shawn Marion (169), Amare Stoudemire (180) and DwightHoward (254).But back in the days, when Carmelo Anthony was drafted in 2003, a lot of people doubted Anthonysathletic ability, many were talking about overweight. And they never stopped.Last summer, the 6-8 forward decided he needed to drop some excess pounds to get his game backto where it needed to be. He stuck to a strict diet, mostly of fish and vegetables."No steak! I was on the fish diet. No carbs." - Carmelo AnthonyThe result: Melo lost 15 pounds, slimming down to 225 lbs. With impressing 8 percent body fat.Besides the normal workout, he also worked on his vertical, that is at 35 inches by now. To reach thatAnthony mainly concentrated on plyometic training - explosive power movements.Plyometrics work the lengthening contraction of a muscle and then follow it quickly with a concentriccontraction, which has particular benefits for basketball players looking to jump higher and morequickly.Here are some examples:Front Box Jump:Stand facing a bench or a sturdy box (use one 12 inches high to start, and work your way up to tallerboxes). Jump onto it with both feet, landing softly with your knees slightly bent. Step down andrepeat.Side Box Jump:This time stand with the box or bench at your left side so you jump onto it laterally. Land softly, stepdown, and repeat. Perform the second set with the box at your right.Medicine Ball Jump:Stand under a basket or next to a wall. Grab a medicine ball and hold it over your head. Bend yourknees and quickly bring the ball down to your waist. Explode straight up as you lift the ball above yourhead, trying to touch the ball to a target--the rim, the backboard, the bottom of the net, or a point onthe wall.Try any of these plyometric moves two or three times a week. Do two sets of five to 10 repetitions,resting for 60 seconds between sets.For more exercises and crucial things to know about vertical jump (f.e. Why often what you "dont" dois more important then what you "do" do) please take a look at this page I strongly recommend:
  2. 2. How can you jump higher

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