Weight Training for Vertical Jump: Good or Bad?!

Blake Griffin, power forward, LA Clippers, dunks the basketball during the scrimmage game at the Paige Field House on Camp Pendleton Oct. 10. The Clippers offered a free game to service members and their families for an upclose look at the team.

“Don’t lift weights! It’s only gonna make you slower and throw your game off!” Ah yes! How many times have you heard that one before? If you’re like me and you do any sort of weight training while playing sports at the same time, you’ve probably heard something similar from your teammates and friends. Maybe even from your coach! So

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Vertical Jump Training Advice And Tips


If you’ve been educating yourself on the topic of vertical jump training, you’ve probably realized that most information is repeated. Most people, articles, videos, and training courses will tell you to eat right, lift weights, and do some plyometric exercises to increase your vertical. Well, I’m going to give you some advice that will boost your progress and help you

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How to Jump Higher Fast And Increase Vertical Jump


If you are somebody who is an aspiring NBA, volleyball or NFL player, having exceptional vertical jumping skills is essential. As you try out for sports activities, team coaches will usually notice and recruit those who can actually fly in the air. A good 8-inch vertical jump height may not be enough to impress these people. That is why there

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In Defense of Traditional Books

In the midst of the digital era, I’d like to step up and defend the traditional book. Don’t get me wrong, I love the latest in book tech, but nothing beats a book in its purest form. Here are a few reasons why. 1. The Feel There is just something about holding an entire book in your hands and feeling

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!

I have recently re-read the above book. I was hoping it would deal with phobias like spiders, but it has reminded me it is more about fears that prevent you living life to the full. It is about 20 years since I read it and I had forgotten most of it, but it is surprising the impact it must have

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3 White Noise Apps for Reading

Reading a good book for a few minutes is the best and fastest way to escape the pressures and unpleasantness of life. It can help relieve stress and leave you feeling relaxed, happy, and refreshed. The atmosphere around you can be important for you to relax, which is why creating a reading corner is such a good idea. But obviously

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Book Review: The Cotton Tree by Sahr Sankoh

In The Cotton Tree, Sahr Sankoh uses brutal honesty, sarcasm and satire to bring light to the pressing political issues of our times. The book contains 57 poems filled with wit and sarcasm about things we have all probably wanted to say at one time or another, but wouldn’t dare to put into words. Sankoh’s brilliant use of alliteration brings

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A Diplomat Who Signed Up to Serve His Country: Part II

A tribute to Professor Austine S.O. Okwu at 92: A look at how a diplomat who signed up to serve his country ended up serving his own people.From a review of his book, In Truth for Justice and Honor: A Memoir of a Nigerian-Biafran Ambassador. Part II The relationship between Ghana and Nigeria had hit a new low by the

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