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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Can you dunk a basketball?

    I used to be able to in my volleyball-playing days in college. Barely, but was able to.

    (I even dunked on the court at the Meadowlands--Continental Airlines Area, or the Izod Centre, or whatever the hell it's called these days. Also, on the West 4th courts in NYC)
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    I think I can prolly dunk on a 8.5-9 foot hoop. I think the standard NBA hoop is 10 feet right?
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    I'm 5'9 and over 200lbs, so nope. I can at least come within an inch of touching the rim, though, which is pretty good for my size.
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    Yeah as of right now I'm 5'11 and 205lbs and I can touch the rim barely.. so no. What pisses me off is that I know a guy who's like 5'9 and jumps like a frog its insane.

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    5'8" and have a couple of times
    white guys do have ups!

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    I don't know anymore. it's been forever since I stepped on the court. I sort of could in college. Sort of, as in you could've called it a weak dunk, or really aggressive layup, lol.
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    im 5'10 and 220.. cant do it, but am sure gonna start working on it... contest idea?
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    I can dunk pretty easily, even from a stand still. Not that impressive at my height, but hey, you asked.

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    6'1'', 200...I can jump high enough I just need to work on palming the ball better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinHawk View Post
    5'8" and have a couple of times
    white guys do have ups!
    Let's see a vid.

    Not saying you couldn't, but if you can then I'd like to see it because it would be impressive.
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    Haven't tried in awhile, but usually when I hover about 180 I dunk fine... im sure I can dunk now with a miniature size bball.

    im 5'11

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    no, I can't. I wouldn't mind working up to it though.
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    I dunked on one of the hoops at a local park. Honestly though, it was probably a few inches below 10 feet. I can easily get above the rim @ 5' 11, but can't dunk on a lefit hoop. Measued my hops about 4 years ago at something around 37 inches. No clue what is is now, haven't played hoops in over a year.
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    I used to be heavily into basketball my whole life but jumping was the only thing I couldn't do. I can get within a couple of inches of the rim @ 5'9".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Let's see a vid.

    Not saying you couldn't, but if you can then I'd like to see it because it would be impressive.
    i need to but my camrea isnt working right now and dont know of any rims around this town .
    i cant jump quite as high as my highest, but im not to far off, i can still grab the rim and stuff, i also used to be able to clear fences or jump on platforms my shoulder height, people jused to say i jumped like a deer or jack rabit back then.
    if i wasnt so lazy latley id get a video, but for know everyone can say im all talk.

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    Well, I can't dunk yet, but I only started training seriously around the start of August last year.
    175-177lbs at 6' 1/2" and I touched a ten foot rim for the first time ever yesterday. On my best jump, I got the top of my palm (where the fingers attach) to bump up against the underside, so I think I was about 3 and a half to 4 inches over the rim. On my only, and best, standing jump I managed to nick one of the things that the netting attaches to.
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    i can at 260lbs lil over 6'3

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    hell im only 5' 10" and i can jump over the whole hoop. My neices 4' hoop that is.. Real ones not so much

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    I'm almost 6'.. I haven't tried touching the rim, I'm pretty sure I can get close.
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    I can dunk every now and then, for me it's an issue of ball control rather than hops. I can touch 10'9" standing vertical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner View Post
    I dunked on one of the hoops at a local park. Honestly though, it was probably a few inches below 10 feet. I can easily get above the rim @ 5' 11, but can't dunk on a lefit hoop. Measued my hops about 4 years ago at something around 37 inches. No clue what is is now, haven't played hoops in over a year.
    you realize that is an ass load right? all star college athletes are lucky if they can jump that high

    I am 6'1/2", I have no idea what my vert is right now, but back in hs when I was still serious into sports, at the Maryland football combine I was tested at like 29" (@ abut 6') and could dunk if I got a really good jump - so maybe one out of every 3 or 4 trys)

    considering i can stand on my tip toes and touch a little over 8 feet, your prolly just under that:

    now add 37" to that....you could almost dunk on an 11 foot rim(where 11'x12" = 132" and 8'x12" + 37" = 133"), I always figure being able to get 6" above the rim enabled you to dunk, or there abouts

    btw, I play basketball once or twice a week with some guys at the gym, and can get a half decent dunk in after I am well warmed up (on occasion), though I am only about 185 right now - if i were back at 205 i doubt it
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    i dont think 38 is to uncommon of a verticle. rare, but not to rare.
    my highest was about 38", with my reach (stretched) at 86" or 7'2" and getting about 4" over a 10 foot rim.
    at the arnold classic where they had the jump measurement i had a standing jump at 34" or 36" (cant remember exactly but one of those)
    now a 40" verticle or over is extremely rare.

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    if you can find me another person with a 38" vertical id **** myself

    in the entire dback lineup at the Maryland combine (about 150 or so of the top prospects from around the Maryland area) I think maybe 2 or 3 had that kind of vertical

    seriously dude, those are some mad ups - I think professional basketball players would be quite happy with a vertical around there
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    True. According to the most recent NFL combine stats, a 38" vertical would have been one of the 3-4 highest by anyone in the combine. A 38" vert would put you among the elite wide receivers or CB's in D1 or the NFL.

    I did the jump test at the Arnold Classic, too, and mine was 30" which was one of the higher one's of the people there. Some guy even came up to me after I did it and asked if I was a college football player or gymnast.
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