Shannon Brown’s dunks are simply as spectacular as his vertical. The 24-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard has one of many highest verticals within the NBA (44.5 inches)! And he’s solely 6 foot 2 inches tall (not 6’four”).
After all Brown was disappointing on this yr’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest (February 2010). He did not even advance past the primary spherical. However most specialists agree it wasn’t his final look on this contest. Actually, Brown has been dunking for a very long time:
“It was going into my freshman yr at Tim Hardaway basketball camp. I really obtained a steal, was on the break on my own and I went up and I dunked it. It wasn’t a clear flush, nevertheless it was adequate to the place I knew I may do it. I might been attempting it in health club class my eighth grade yr earlier than that summer time camp, and it wasn’t working for me. Then I lastly obtained my probability” (Shannon Brown).
Though Brown did some weight lifting in highschool and Faculty, he principally eradicated weight coaching from his exercise routine since coming into the NBA. Actually, Brown sticks principally to push-ups and nearly does not prepare his legs! So, for some components it have to be in his genes: the quick twitch fibers are working at their finest. However in fact it is just one aspect of the coin. The opposite aspect is apply that begins already as a child. Nevertheless, there’s one factor that Brown continuously has been engaged on and nonetheless does: core power. It is his small secret…
On the subject of leaping core power is extraordinarily essential. With out core power you may’t create the physique stress that’s important within the leaping course of. Core muscular tissues enable the switch of highly effective actions of the legs and arms. Workout routines that enhance core power are:
– Push Ups
– Belly Bracing
– Again Bridges
– Indirect Twists
– Superman workouts
However as you might be in all probability not as athletically gifted as Shannon Brown you additionally must work in your calves, hamstrings, quads and glutes muscular tissues.