A double BCMC on this hot hot day. Getting better but not faster, all because it’s too crowded and geez, I must look like a seasoned Grinder (no I’m not at all!) because way too many people were asking me how much longer to the top. All I know is Marker 160 is where we need to get to! Lol! I just had to stop and encourage them all, and I totally enjoyed doing that. And oh, I pulled out my first-aid kit and helped one guy to clean up his wound when he fell on a rock. Didn’t pause my watch, and I’m perfectly fine with that. #verttraining#keepgrinding#sweatisfatcrying
SUPA LITE. Felt more REGULAR today! Can’t wait to increase now! 🔝🔜 Currently omw to dunk camp!!! @theDunkCamp 5’10” 9’11” rim 🏀🌎 Full Episode #338 is live on YouTube.com/StevenCeli link in bio Thedunklife.com for gear
If I have access to stairs, I love these progression jumps. 1️⃣1st few stairs are warm ups to prep and prime your joints for greater force in later jumps. 2️⃣ The later jumps helps you to use hip extension as you are not only trying to jump high, but your also trying to leap forward to reach the stairs. The only way to reach your max is through maximum hip extension. The more you do this, the faster your body will adapt, and you will have maximum hip extension every time you jump like it’s second nature. 3️⃣ The last thing I want to point out is that I am bare foot. From experience I found that barefoot training helps with adding a significant part in your jumping ability. You strengthen your toes and feet to be able to handle the amount of force you constantly put on it while playing sports that shoes CANT provide. It’s a comfort thing for your feet. Once you remove that and start training, your feet have to work a lot more to stay balanced and to absorb the impact. So with that being said, don’t go crazy! Do small jumps first or just hop around to get used to the feeling. You’ll see great results from this.
Here’s from tests from 2015. Standing: 10’0.5 Approach: 10’10 I weighed about 160 lbs. This was about 3 1/2 weeks after training with @coachdonny and I saw about 2-3 inches of increase in my vert. Just like many I was looking for ways on my own to increase my vertical and nothing worked. Then when i decided to train with Donny for a bit he was able to find some of my weaknesses and helped me with form and technique. And ever since then I’ve made gains in my vert and strength. Just goes to show you that it’s never too late to start training. Everyone learns and progress at their own rate. And the best thing to do is ask and seek help if you’re stuck or don’t know. Getting to the destination doesn’t matter if the journey was simple. No one cruises to a higher vertical. #jumptips#onepercentbettereveryday#grindcontinues#verttech#verttraining#skinny
Since everyone asks all the time and what’s a jump page without any vert tests?! So here’s my tested vert results. Tested on 6/7/2018. This was a day after the last post where I did a leg day...then dunked for a bit...then has 9man volleyball practice...AND THEN that night I only slept for 3 hours...then I had work from 7-4...then I took a 20 min nap...so you can imagine how wrecked my body felt before I tested my vert. Anyways after some pre workout, foam rolling, and warming up here’s my results. My standing reach is about 7’5. I’m 5’9 1/2. I weigh about 170 lbs. I tested my standing vertical and two different approach plants: left-right and right-left. 1st clip: standing vert 10’3 2nd & 3rd clips are the same at different angles because someone walked in front of my shot: left-right plant 10’7 4th clip: right-plant 11’1 So if you do the math I have about a 34 inch standing vert, about a 38 inch vert (L/R plant) about a 44 inch vert (R/L plant). All these numbers are PRs for me and it was all after destroying my legs a day before. It makes me excited to see what i can get when I’m fresh and also shows I have some things to get better at if I wanna reach for 11’4 or 11’6. Testing stuff like this helps a lot to see where you need to improve. What I found is that even with a fatigued tired body I can still produce results than previous attempts when I was younger and fresh! All the consistent training is paying off. Even practicing the opposite plants helped! Everything you do counts toward something whether it’s good or bad. It’s your decision. Shoutout to @coachdonny for helping me test my vert. Check out his page and follow it for more jumping, training, and volleyball content! And if you wanna see the full video check out the link in my bio! #jumptips#grindcontinues#onepercentbettereveryday#verttraining#verttech#nikehyperattack
Vertical low but still progress! First full dunk day was #decent! Lots more dunks coming soon. Vertical measured at about 39 inches max today. YouTube.com/StevenCeli Ep. #334 for details 5’10” 9’10” rim 🏀🌎 YouTube.com/StevenCeli link in bio Thedunklife.com for gear