Originally Posted by BoredActuary
Good stuff. What weights are you doing? Are you doing some plyos as well?
hey boredA im not following any specific program from VJB but i have definitely taken a lot out of that and added the core exercises into a general weights program. My main exercises for building strength come from front/back squats and deadlifts but i am thinking about adding some cleans in as well.
I hit the weights three times a week
day 1: Back/bicep/trap - deadlift day
day 2: Chest/shoulders/triceps
day 3: Legs - squat day
with a rest in between each day. I am only doing a more general weights program because i am pretty lightweight and i figure any extra weight will only be beneficial towards my goal.
Not so concerned about doing pylometrics right now i still want to see how far i can get through an increase in power alone however in saying that i'm positive i wouldn't have made the progress i have made without VJB's section on how to perform a two footed power jump which i have to say i was practicing for weeks before i even hit the weights so in that regard i was doing a bit of pylometric work but none of the specific activities like depth jumps etc. I have found that improvements in my two footed jumping ability has translated somewhat to my one footed jumping which according to VJB, relies more on ones reactive ability so jumping alone IMO is pylometrics.
Heres a thread i made i will probs delete it and just add my videos here so we can check each others progress.
Are you still balling on the 10'3" inch hoop? i'm sure you will be dunking in no time man if thats the case, i can definitely see improvements. How comfortable do you feel atm grabbing onto something and supporting your bodyweight? i'd imagine that would be the scariest thing being a tall man like yourself, in the event you slip and end up with an injury like A.Bogut last season.