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Old 07-14-2011, 06:36 AM   #5
Learning to shoot layups
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 57
Default Re: Long, Lean Body Type

Originally Posted by thejumpa
6'1 with a 6'7 wingspan...I feel your pain. Work on your quads and calves. Just get your lower body strong. Squats, calf raises, and lots of stretching to keep you loose. This is what I did and it really helped me get stronger and better in the paint. Work on your footwork. It's fun backing down dudes who outweigh you by 30-50 pounds and using your length to shoot hooks an fadeaways over them.

Agreed. Lifting weights, especially squats will do wonders.

I injured my knee a year ago, so I haven't been able to do squats, and it has killed my vertical and explosiveness. My knee is getting better, but I'm still a few months away from returning to the gym. Cannot wait.
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