Workout/diet for basketball?

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  1. auveeb

    auveeb DATS CUTE

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    Hey,

    I'm currently a Sophmore in HS and I'm on my schools basketball team. We rank pretty high so my coach has insane workout sessions and everything everyday after school.

    Anyway, I currently play small foward (a lot of running) and I'm about 6'0. My goal for next year's season is to be able to dunk. Right now, I can touch the backboard with my entire hand.

    What sort of excercises (besides plyometrics) would you guys reccomend to acheive my goal?

    Another issue: I'm starting to eat more cause I'm trying to gain muscle (I'm about 160 right now. 160's okay for my height, right?) but I realized I was also gaining fat, and it shows. What would you reccomend for a diet? (As far as cals, protein intake)

    Thanks!
     
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    shouldn't be much fat showing @160 if you're doing insane workouts after school
     
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    Bill starr routine :rofl:

    Speed squats for explosive leg drive.
     
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    Once you maintain a solid strength base, plyometrics are gonna be your best bet for increasing your vert
     
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    Whats wrong with that routine
    And will regular squats still give you explosivness?
     
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    most people have no idea how to plan plyometric training as far as volume and periodization is concerned
     
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    My coach has us doing like 200 contacts a week and could never figure out why so many people had knee problems
     
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    for what sport?
     
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    oh word, i played all 4 yrs in high school


    we actually just got a vertimax at our gym so we can test our vertical jumps....i got 32" with DOMS in my hamstrings/glutes. Not bad considering i haven't jumped for anything in a few years :rofl:
     
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    standing? or with a running start?

    Best I ever had in high school was a 28, but I'm pretty sure I was in the 32-35 range about a year or two ago. At least based on the dunks that I could do. Of course, that was 60-70 lbs ago
     
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    standing
     
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    do olympic lifts?
     
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    Thanks guys.

    What would you reccomend as far as diet?
     
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