Did you see Dwyane Wade dunking over Anderson Varejao (11.12.2009)? That one was sick!
What about his dunk on Bruce Bowen, over Jamal Crawford or Kevin Garnett? Right, Flash got mad hops! In fact, D-Wade may be one of the best on-dunkers in the league! And in case you didn’t know, the guy is only 6-4 but has a 38-inch vertical!
So, what’s his secret? Just ask the shooting guard who’s the best player in the NBA.
“LeBron James. I like it better that way,” says Wade. “I need a rabbit to chase. Because if I keep fighting, I’ll only achieve greater success. It’s all about dedication, about having goals in your life.”
And that’s exactly the attitude you need if you seriously want to increase your vertical. Because you can’t do it over night. It’s a lot of work. But it’s a lot of fun too. When you will dunk, when you will throw down a reverse, a 360 the first time, you will understand why. But first, you need to work, to train real hard.
There are a lot of exercises that work. Here are some:
– Depth Jumps
Place a plyometric box in front of you (3 feet high). Get on it and step off with both feet. As soon as you land, jump back as high as you can. (4 sets x 10 reps)
Go as high as you can on your toes. Now jump repeatedly no more than 1/2 to 1 inch off of the ground. (3 sets x 50 reps)
– Thrust ups
Jump high as you can and as soon as you land thrust at once back up trying not to bend your legs. (4 sets x 15 reps)
You need some motivation for your workout? Just watch some Dwyane Wade dunks!
For more exercises and crucial things to know about vertical jump (f.e. why often what you “don’t” do is more important then what you “do” do) please take a look at this page I strongly recommend: