Chances are high you may know the small Boston Celtics guard Nate Robinson as a result of the human spring. In precise truth, the 5’7″ guard gained the NBA slam dunk contest in 2006 in opposition to prime dunkers like Josh Smith and Andre Igoudala. In his most memorable dunk of the night, he jumped over 1986 champion Spud Webb, and bought a super 50-point score for the dunk. He moreover gained the competitors in 2009 – in opposition to Dwight Howard – and this 12 months (2010) to develop to be the first three-time NBA Slam Dunk champion!
Nate’s monster-block in opposition to the 7’6″ Coronary heart Yao Ming is a YouTube-classic already. So, it’s obvious the person obtained some hoops. Actually he has a vertical leap of 43.5 inches!
“First time I touched a backboard, I was 12. I touched the rim as soon as I used to be 13, and as soon as I used to be 14, I lastly could dunk.” – Nate Robinson
Although Nate could dunk at that youthful age already, it took him some exhausting teaching to achieve his current vertical leap. After he left college in 2005 he achieved a selected
4 days each week, one hour a day train.
His train consisted of:
Day 1 (Monday):
o Leap rope. An outstanding practice for rising foot tempo. (400 jumps)
o Sprint-and-drop. Run the width of a basketball court docket docket, drop, and do ten push-ups. (10 sprints)
o Seated decide eight. Sit on a stability ball holding a ten-pound medicine ball in entrance of you. Your elbows have to be tight by your sides. Slowly make a figure-eight motion with the ball, shifting your lower physique as little as doable. (15 decide eights, then 15 within the different means)
o Leg curl (2 items of 10)
o Incline chest press (2 items of 10)
o Standing cable fly (2 items of 10)
o Standing dumbbell curl Curl one arm, then the alternative, for one rep. (2 items of 10)
o Single-arm triceps extension From a seated place, with the burden behind your head (not behind your shoulder), lengthen your arm until it’s pointing straight up. (2 items of 10 with each arm)
Day 2 (Tuesday):
o Leap rope (400 jumps)
o Extreme knee-raise sprint Sprint the dimensions of a basketball court docket docket staying in your toes and lifting your knees as extreme as doable. (20 sprints)