Basketball Dunking Journey

I have started a journey to being able to dunk. I can currently grab rim on a regulation 10 ft hoop but not able to dunk. In order to achieve my goal I will be implementing several techniques.

  • Self Myofascial Release
  • Stretching
  • Jumping Exercises
  • Flexibility Training
  • Workouts

My lower body is super tight, which is my main impedance in being able to jump higher.

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Anti Insomnia Workout

I’ve been having really bad insomnia the past couple days. I’ve had it my whole life, but it’s been bad recently. I will be trying to completely exhaust my body around 3 hours before I am ready to go to sleep. I am just going to do an intuitive workout until I am drained.

Full Chest Workout

In my opinion the chest is one of my lagging body parts, so I will be adding more chest days for a while.

Warm-Up

  • Chin-Up- 1 set of 5
  • Pull-Up-1 set of 5
  • Push-Up- 1 set of 10
  • One arm dumbbell press- 1 set of 10 (focus on contraction and mind muscle connection)

Workout

  • Bench Press- 3 sets of 5 (heavy)
  • Svend Press- 4 sets of 5
  • Incline Dumbbell press- 3 sets of 10

Superset

  • Dumbbell hammer press- 3 sets of 15
  • Dumbbell Flye- 3 sets of 10

Back and Bicep workout

Warm-Up

  • Chin-Up- 1 set of 10
  • Pull-up-1 set of 10

Workout

  • Bent Over Barbell Row- 3 sets 0f 5
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl- 3 sets of 10
  • Bent Over Dumbbell Row- 3 sets of 10
  • Standing Hammer Curl- 3 sets of 10

Stretch and Mobility

My whole body is feeling very tight today, so I will be doing mobility work, stretching and self massage.

I have had several chronic impingements in my body that I’ve never really had corrected:

  • Winged shoulder blades
  • Uneven traps
  • Uneven shoulder height
  • ¬†Tight hips
  • Overall lack of flexibility
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Overall tight¬†muscles
  • Neck pain in muscle
  • Outward pointed feet

So all through the day I will be working on all of those problems.

Full-Body Kettlebell Workout

This workout is going to be similar to a HIIT workout, so it will be good for weight loss and/or overall body functionality, this is not a powerlifting or bodybuilding style workout like I normally do. So give this workout all you have, short rest periods and keep your heart rate up.

Warm-Up

  • Arm Circles- 30 seconds each way
  • Jumping Jacks- 30 seconds
  • High Knees- 30 seconds
  • Standing Twists- 30 seconds

Workout

  • Kettlebell Swing- 2 sets of 15
  • Kettlebell Goblet Squat- 2 sets of 15
  • Kettlebell Oblique Twist- 2 sets of 15
  • Kettlebell Bent-Over Row- 2 sets 15
  • Kettlebell Floor Press- 2 sets of 13
  • Kettlebell Shoulder Shrugs- 2 sets of 15

Post-Workout

Flexibility is a very important part of working out and playing sports, so I will be doing a short yoga session and foam rolling. The best time to stretch is after working out, since your muscles and warmed up.

Foam Roll- foam rolling is more intuitive, so just roll out whatever is sore

Yoga- I recommend finding a short beginners yoga routine video and go along with it.