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In this article I am going to share with you a simple system that will enable you to become the best free throw shooter on your basketball team.  This is a simple system that will work for you, but there is a catch it is simple to do, so it is easy not to do.

The reason I am writing this article is my granddaughter is starting to become a serious basketball  player.  Her name is Chapel Brown.  I have shared bits and pieces of this system with her since she has been playing, but never really explained why I am so passionate about the importance of free throw shooting.   So in a sense, I am writing this article for her, and publishing it here at BestbasketBallShoes.co in hopes that it will encourage, help and inspire other basketball players.

 

The truth is 95% of the people will find this article will breeze over it and not read it, not put the system into practice.  If you are one of the rare few that takes the information seriously, and actually puts it into practice what I share,  you will become known as the best free throw shooter on your team and maybe in the entire league you play in.

Yes! YOU can do it and success starts with YOUR DECISION to become the BEST Free throw shooter on your team.  Can you make a quality decision and promise to yourself?  If you can, let’s begin.

When I started playing school basketball years ago, I was not the tallest person on the team, I was not the fastest and I didn’t have a basketball hoop in my driveway where I could practice any time I wanted to.   However, I was smart, and I didn’t mind working and practicing hard at something I enjoyed.   So you must learn to love the game and enjoy the competition.  If you can’t learn to love what you are doing, then maybe you should do something else?

No matter your personality off the court, when you step on the court you MUST turn into a WARIOR.  I will probably write  an article just on this topic in the future, but for now, just understand how important the WARRIOR MENTALITY is.  You are not on the court to make friends, there is time for that after the game, for those few minutes while you are on the court your goal is to be a WARRIOR and DOMINATE.   I call this the X factor.  It didn’t come naturally for Koby, it is something he consciously, intentionally, developed, and you can to.  I din’t understand this in my early years of playing organized sports, but the qucker you accept this and make a conscious decision to bring out the inner warrior when you step on the court the quicker and further you will progress.

So I made the conscious decision that I was going to become the best free throw shooter on our team.  It was not something I announced to the world, it was just a private decision that I made, an agreement with the person staring me back in the mirror.  A promise to myself to dedicate myself and practice a little more on free throw shooting than most people were willing to practice.

“Successful people are willing to do, what normal people, aren’t”
Dale Calvert

I made that decision when I was in the 5th grade, but you can make it at anytime along your basketball journey.  I don’t care if you are a senior in college, it is never too late to make the decision to become THE BEST free throw shooter on your team.   Too bad Shak didn’t make that decision at some point along his career.

There is just no exuse for a serious basketball player to be an average free throw shooter.

 

 

As I said earlier, I made that decision when I was in the 5th grade.   At that time our counties elementary basketball teams where made up of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.     We had 7 other elementary schools in our county and our season consisted of playing each team in our county twice, once in their gym and once in ours.  We may have had an exhibition game or two before the season actually started.  During the year we would maybe play a couple of games with schools in close by counties that bordered our county if both schools had an open date or something.

So we had a season that consisted of about 20 games with a tournament at the end of the year.

The 4th and 5th graders made up the B Team, they would play first on game night. Then the A team would play which was mostly 6th graders and few 5th graders would be invited to  dress out.

So my 5th grade year I was the starting point guard on the B team and was one of a few 5th graders that dressed out for the A team game as well.   At the beginning of the year I made the goal to have the best free throw shooting percentage on the entire team.

As a 4th grader I had ended up with the 11th best free throw percentage on the total team of 22 players.  Knowing I wasn’t going to start for the A team, I felt like setting the goal to be the best free throw shooter on the team was something that was possible for me, if I worked hard at it.

The truth is, it is possible for anyone if they are willing to put in the work, because most players aren’t willing to work hard enough at their craft.    They would rather spend their time shooting  worthless trick shots or lofting shots from half court.  There is a time for fun, and basketball trick shots, but it is more important to master the basics first if you are a young player, and nothing is more basic in basketball than free throw shooting.

So to make a long story short.  I ended the year with the best free throw percentage on our team, at around 78%.    We had 11 six graders on the team, and I was one of 4  B team players that dressed out for the A team games. I was the starting point guard on the B team.   We finished the county tournament that year in third place behind power houses Garth and Eastern Elementary.

So my sixth grade season I went into the season with 3 goals.

* Lead the team in free throw shooting,

* Lead the team in assists

* Our team to win the county tournament.

The huge favorite to win the tournament was Eastern elementary.  They had three 5th graders that had started on their A team the previous year and they were all returning.   So during the regular season, I led the team in assist and free throw percentage.   However, we played Eastern three times, once in an exhibition before the season started and twice during the season.  They drilled us all three times winning by and average margin of 14 points, the games weren’t even close.

So in the tournament tournament at the end of the year, it icame down to us needing to beat Gath to get to the championship game to play Eastern.  Garth had beat us twice during the regular season.  They had a guard named Tommy White who was one of the fastest players our county had ever seen.   In the semi-final game, we played a box and one defense and double teamed Tommy every time he touched the ball.  We ended up winning that game by 3 points.

In the championship game with Eastern our team wanted the win, and we wanted it bad.  We had been playing these guys since the 4th grade and had never won a game against them.

Old timers told me that the final game was the most exciting back and forth game ever played in our county’s elementary tournament history.  We won the championship in double overtime on a last second shot.

I hit 15 out of 16 free throws, and lead our team in scoring, for the first time ever in my basketball life.

The next year all the sixth graders went to Jr. High so you had all the players from all 7 elementary schools trying to make a 15 person roster.  I made the team, was the starting point guard and captain.

Would that ever have happened if I hadn’t made the decision in the 5th grade when it really didn’t matter that much, to challenge myself and become the best free throw shooter on our team?  Who knows?  But here is the formula, and I have taught it to several young basketball players over the years.  Those who take the formula seriously, practice on the court and in their mind become the best free throw shooters on their team, those that don’t …………..don’t.

 

4 RULES OF SUCCESSFUL FREE THROW SHOOTING

 

  • RULE ONE .. SWISH IT

    The GOAL is not to make it ……The goal is too swish the free throw and never hit the rimPlease don’t take rule number one for granted.  For your free throw to be successful you must swish it and not hit the rim.  At the end of every successful free throw say to yourself in your mind or out loud …………… SWISH.
  • RULE TWO.. ABNORMAL FOCUSFrom the moment you step on the Free throw line FOCUS, and imagine the ball swishing through the basket.  It is not about looking cool, it is about swishing the shot, nothing else, and block out everything else  (This type of focus is a learned skill)
  • RULE THREE .. SAME ROUTINE – EVERY TIMEThe same routine every time, every free throw. If you watch the great free throw shooters in college, or the NBA. they  go through the same routine with FOCUS every time.Most experienced baksetball players have heard these 3 tips their entire basketball career, but how many are following them, EVERYTIME, they step to the line?   “Knowledge without action leads to self-delusion”    However very few have heard Tipe #4 and I would say it is probably the most important.
  • RULE FOUR .. HIT 25 STRAIGHT FREE THROWS IN YOUR MIND …. EVERY NIGHT!
    Hit 25 straight free throws in YOUR MIND every night before you go to sleep. I cannot stress how important this step is.  I did it every night from the 5th grade forward that I played organized basketball.     THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP.

Today, I work as a motivational speakers, and have a course called Programming Your Mind for Success.   The vizulization technique that I unknowingly, just instinctively practiced in the 5th grade is part of what I teach in the course today to adults.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz talks about a study of free throw shooters who drastically increases their free throw percentage by not practicing on the court, but just in their minds, in one of the best self help books every written, PSYCHO-CYBERNETICS.

 

Anyone who makes a commitment to themselves and follows these four steps will become the Best Free Throw Shooter on their team.  I have watched it happened over and over, so the real question is how bad do you want it?  Are you wiling to follow the 4 steps?  Most people will not take this 4 system secret basketball formula serious enough.  Will you?  Those that do, WILL REAP THE REWARDS!

 

The ball is in your hands now, go swish some!

 

 

 

 

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How to Jump Higher (How Athletes Can Jump Higher on the Basketball or Volleyball Court )

 

TOP 3 TOOLS TO IMPROVE YOUR VERTICAL JUMP

There are several successful Jump Higher products and course available online, and
we will cover the top 3 in this article.  If you want to save time, the very best value
for the money, and the results you will receive, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO WORK.  Is
Coach Jason’s jump manual.  Just click the photo below and you will be able to access
all the video proof to you will ever need.  Click the picture and prove to yourself that
if you are a serious athlete, the Jump Manual is what you have been looking for.
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How to Jump Higher with Our Vertical Jump Guide   Coach Cal

How to Jump Higher: the Vertical Jump Guide For Basketball & Volleyball Players

How to Jump Higher Sections:

  • What does Vertical Jump Mean?
  • How do you Test your Vertical Jump?
  • How can you increase your vertical jump?
  • Does lifting weights increase vertical jump?
  • Do Resistance bands help you jump higher?
  • Does stretching help your vertical jump?
  • What is the best vertical jump program to follow?
  • How to dunk a basketball?
  • What are the benefits of jumping higher?
  • What vertical jump training equipment should I use?

 

If you took a poll of what many athletes wanted to improve the most, their vertical jump would be at the top of their wish list . Athletes playing basketball and volleyball rely on their verticals in a number of ways, but one major way is it gives them an edge to stand out among  their peers. Players want to jump higher and coaches are looking for players that can put some space between their feet and the court. Coaches will tell you the best way
to improve your game on the basketball or volleyball court is to improve your vertical jumping ability.

But what if you don’t have a great vertical? Not every player is blessed with the ability to jump high – and that’s where we are here to help. We put together a Vertical Jump Guide to help you increase your vertical. In this guide, we’ll break down proven documented drills to start incorporating into your workouts.

When you combine our Vertical Jump Guide with hard work, commitment, and motivation – the sky’s the limit – literally. It won’t happen overnight, but stay the course and watch as those results start showing up in your game.   The testimonies from athletes around the world, and the videos on our website kinda speak for themselves, they really are king of mind blowing.  YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BY CLICKING HERE.

Vertical Jump Definition

A vertical jump is defined as the highest point an athlete can touch from a standing point jump, less the height the athlete can touch from a standing position (standing reach height). The best place to start with your vertical jump improvement is testing your vertical jump. This will serve as your reference point to see how you’re increasing your vertical jump.  Most players see a measurable increase in their vertical immediately after implementing our proprietary drills into their workout.

Test Vertical Jump

To get your training started, you need a way to measure your jump. If you’re testing your vertical at gym or in a professional type setting, they may have a Vertec. The Vertec is one of the most common apparatus for measuring vertical jump ability. It is the vertical jump-testing device of choice for many college and professional teams, but they also have the budget for such a thing. If you’re wanting to test your vertical in a budget-friendly way, you can easily use a measuring tape, a marked wall, or chalk for marking a wall.

Next, it’s time to actually do the testing of your Vertical Jump

  1. The athlete stands side on to a wall and reaches up with the hand closest to the wall. Keeping the feet flat on the ground, the point of the fingertips is marked or recorded. This is called the standing reach height.
  2. The athlete then stands away from the wall, and leaps vertically as high as possible using both arms and legs to assist in projecting the body upwards. Attempt to touch the wall at the highest point of the jump.
  3. The difference in distance between the standing reach height and the jump height is the score. The best of three attempts is recorded.

If you are ready to invest in a Vertical Jump Trainer like shown above you  can click here.

Nothing good comes easy – and that’s especially true when it comes to increasing your vertical jump. In order to jump as high as you can, you’re going to have to put the work in. It won’t be a simple process. It’s going to take great effort and dedication to reach you full potential when it comes to your vertical.  However we have all heard stories about athletes who made the decision they were going to increase their vertical jump and they did.  Most had secret drill or exercises.  I remember a kid I went to high school with that was 5 ‘ 10″ but could dunk a basketball.  He had some kind of drill where he jumped in an out of the seat of a chair.

So we know the right drills and exercises can help you jump higher, and that is really how and why Coach Jason’s manuscript is like the Bible of improving vertical jump, an inside secret if you will for many athletes.

There are two areas to focus on during your vertical training  and both are covered in detail which are: physical training and mental training.

Physical Training are the exercises you’ll do to that require all your energy to get your body to reach its maximum jump height. Some of these exercises include lifts in the weight room, jumping drills, and stretching. Read on to find out more detail on what physical training you need to start doing on a daily basis.

Mental Training are the exercises focused on your mind. It’s not going to be easy to increase your vertical and it’s not something that will happen overnight – so you need to stay mentally tough during this entire time. Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay the course and keep working hard on your vertical.  If you think about the athletes you have met that had abnormal jumping ability it didn’t happen by accident.  The guys  I have seen decided they were going to be the best jumper on the team.   Their mentality is a little different, slightly tougher.  It is not normal for a 5’10” basketball player to decide they were going to learn how to slam a basketball.  People ask how to dunk a basketball if you are short, check out what the manual did for  Joel .

  • Visualization. The entire time you’re training to increase your vertical, start visualize how high you want to jump. Think about your steps, your form, your arms, and how high you’re going to be able to jump with all the hard work you’re doing. Being able to visualize yourself jumping higher is a great tool while you’re training.
  • Confidence. Not only do you need to have confidence in yourself but also have confidence in the process. All of the time you’re putting into the physical and mental training will pay off – and you need to have confidence in that.
  • Perseverance. You won’t be able to jump out of the gym after one week of training – it will take time, effort, and endless repetitions. You have to be willing to put in the work – and some days that might not be easy. Your results may not show every day or every work out. You have to be able to look past that and keep on doing work.

Vertical Jump Lifting Program

The first place to start working on your vertical jump is the weight Room. This goes without being said that you’ll get a higher vertical with stronger legs – and the only way to get your legs stronger is by hitting the weight room. Not sure what exercises to use? These exercises are a great way to get started:

  • Squats – start with the bar behind your neck, resting on your shoulders and make sure you’re standing with your feet shoulder width apart. From this position, slowly lower your body by bending at your knees. You’ll go all the way down until you’re in a deep squat and holding that position for two seconds. Then you can slowly rise back up to your starting position. Make sure you keep your back straight and you’re bending at your knees.
  • Single Leg Squat – take the form outlined for squats but instead of using both legs only use a single leg. You can use weight for this exercise or just use your body weight. It’s a great exercise either way!
  • Jump Squat – start with the bar behind your head resting on your neck or grab a couple of dumbbells and have at your sides. Start lowering your body to a squat, but when you rise up be sure to explode and jump up. On your landing, keep balance and make sure you’re landing on both feet.
  • Toe Raises – stand with your feet shoulder width apart, typically on stairs or any sort of ground you can stand on that allows your heel to dip down. Then raise up on the tips of your toes. Continue this process until your complete your reps. Don’t rock up and down – or go to fast. For the exercise to work, you have to use correct form and go at a steady pace.
  • Leg Extensions and Leg Curls – these are typically done with machines at the gym. Find these machines and make sure you get adequate reps on them.DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO A WEIGHT ROOM?

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The Hoops King P.R.O. Bands (Progressive Resistance Overload) are 100% Natural Latex basketball resistance training bands that can help you in 3 major ways:

  • Explosiveness by adding resistance to jumping
  • Building Strength by using the bands to building upper and lower body strength.
  • Flexibility can be increased with Pre and Post practice stretching

And the beauty about the bands is that you can use them right on the court without the need for a weight room or a bunch of equipment.  Many of Coach Jason’s player use these bands along with the proprietary drills in the manual.

Try out these exercises with the P.R.O. Bands:

Vertical Jump Increase

Jumping Drills are one way to increase your vertical. Now that you’re working on your leg strength you also need to be working on your jumps as well. Here are some jumping drills to start doing on a daily basis.  These are probably drills you are already doing, in Coach Jason’s manual he will give you the inside secrets to getting maximum results with these drills.

  • Tuck Jumps – with your feet shoulder width apart, bend down into a comfortable squat position and then jump up as high as you can and bring your knees to your chest.
  • High Reach Jumps – with your feet shoulder width apart, bend down into a comfortable squat position and then jump up as high as you can reaching for the sky! This drill is great to do under the basketball goal or near a wall so you can have a visual of how high you’re jumping – or how low you jump once you start getting tired. Try to reach the same height through all your reps.
  • Standing Box Jumps – with your feet shoulder width apart, bend down into a comfortable squat position and then explode up to jump on the box. The key here is to get a tall enough box that is going to challenge you, but not one that is too high.
  • One/Three Step Box Jumps – use the same form as a standing box jump, but this time take one step into your jump (or three steps if you’re doing three step box jump) to help explode up and land on your box. Typically, by adding steps to your jump, you should be able to jump higher so you might need a taller box.
  • Single Leg Jumps – find a much smaller box or a stair for this exercise. Use the same form as the other box jumps, but for this one you’ll be jumping on a single leg. Stay true to your form and be sure to do equal amount of reps on both sides.

 

Vertical Jump Stretches

Before each training session you need to have a solid warm up. Warm ups help get the blood flowing in your body and stretch your muscles. Put a lot of focusing on the stretching and getting your body loose. Stretching is a big deal because it will help improve your flexibility. Surprisingly, flexibility helps you jump higher!  Our research has show this is where many athletes miss it.  They do not put enough focus on stretching and ultimately the specific stretching drills that will improve their vertical jump.

Before and after every workout, stretch your legs. This can lead to increase flexibility which loosens your muscles and allows them to perform better with a greater range of motion. In other words, they are strong and function better. Be sure to include dynamic stretches into your warm-up to get your joints moving and static stretches into your cool down after the workout.   Different dynamic stretch drills are explained in the manual, these dynamic stretches are designed to increase your vertical jump almost overnight.

Dynamic stretches are when you put your body through a range of motion to prepare it to perform. Some examples are:

  • Knees to chest
  • High knees
  • Lunge with a twist

Static stretches are when you hold a stretch for an extended period of time. Some examples are:

  • Standing Quadriceps Stretch
  • Hamstring Stretch
  • Calf Stretch

 

Are you looking for a jump program to follow?

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This program is the most comprehensive vertical jump program on the market. It’s a 12 week explosive Vertical Jump Program that can increase your vertical jump up to 15”.

Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach, Alan Stein, will be the one coaching you up three times a week for only 30 minutes each session. He has trained players at all levels including Kevin Durant who is one of the best basketball players in the world.

Basketball Players continue reading to learn how jumping higher will change your game on the court!

You can learn how to Dunk a Basketball

One of the most fun ways to use your vertical jump is dunking a basketball. If you haven’t dunked before then don’t skip our dunking tutorial.

How to a Dunk a Basketball Workout

The Jump

Generally, a player can reach their highest when jumping off one foot and reaching up with one hand. For a player that is right-handed, the most common way is approaching from the left and jumping off the left foot with the ball in the right hand. Obviously, for a left-handed player, it’s coming from the right and jumping off the right with the ball in your left hand.

Some players thinking jumping off two feet to be more comfortable, but it’s different for every player. Take time while you’re practice your jump to find what’s the most comfortable for you. As you’re learning the right way to jump, comfort is crucial because you don’t want to hurt yourself making a move that feels awkward. You want to be comfortable taking off and landing – and that can be done a number of different ways.

The Progression

To begin, go up without a ball first. This will give you a great idea of where you’re at and just how close you are to being able to dunk. For beginners, you should focus on dunking with one hand. Your other hand should stay by your side to balance your body while you’re in the air. The two-handed dunk is awesome, but is surprisingly more of an advance dunk and should be an approach you build up to as you work on your dunking.

One of the problems with dunking is managing the ball while you’re in the air. To dunk with one hand, you’ll need to be able to palm a basketball. Some players have no trouble getting a grip of the basketball and driving it over the rim, but for other players this realistically isn’t going to happen without a lot of practice and hard work.

If you can jump high enough to dunk, but you’re having a hard time going up with the basketball in one hand, the solution is to start small and work your way up. A smaller ball such as a soft golf ball or tennis ball is a great starting point. From there, move slowly to a mini-basketball. It will provide more of a challenge but still be easy to palm as you go up. Once you can dunk the mini ball, try moving on to a volleyball until finally a regulation basketball.

 

Do How to Dunk a Basketball Workouts really work, or they worth it?

If you are a basketball play even a short basketball play, coaches that are in the know will tell you How to Dunk a Basketball Workouts are worth the price.  Yes every coach wishes every young man on their high school team could dunk a basketball.  However few coaches are like coach Jason, who’s primary focus is on helping you improve your vertical jump with workouts designed to help even short players dunk a basketball.  The benefits on the basketball court are obvious.

Get more rebounds! By jumping higher, you’ll be closer to the rim and ready to rebound those missed shots. It also means you’ll be able to get those rebounds that use to be just out of your reach. Remember when you’d lose a rebound because someone could jump higher than you?

Block more shots! Now that you’ve got those extra inches in your vertical you’ll be able to get your hand on more shots. This will do wonders on the defensive end because even if you can’t get a hand on every shot – the other team will have to work around your shot blocking ability allowing you to shut down your opponent.

Create more turnovers! Or in other words steal the ball more. You’ll be able to jump up and steal those passes that teams try to make over you. This will allow your team to create more turnovers which means more offensive possessions for your team that can lead to more points.

 

How to Jump Higher for Basketball – the Easy Way

The primary focus of this article has been on helping basketball players improve their vertical jump to the point where they can dunk a basketball.   However the ability to jump higher helps most all athletes.  Baseball outfielders give themselves the opportunity to save would be home runs, football receivers with a high vertical jump have an obvious advantage.  Other than basketball players the other group of athletes that benefit the most from a strong vertical jump is arguably volley ball players.

 

Use resistance bands to increase vertical jump for volleyball

Learning how to dunk a basketball is one of the most exciting skills in sports.
Want to increase your vertical jump for volleyball fast? The easy way is to use our
vertical jump bands and wear them while you practice your spikes! Just put on the vertical jump bands during volleyball practice and you’ll be training your vertical jump while you are also practicing your volleyball skills. This means you don’t have to do extra vertical jump workouts to gain inches on your jumping ability.

We have two diferent vertical jump bands that you can use as a volleyball player. The first bands are the M.V.P. Pro bands that are attached at the heels and a belt around the waist. These vertical jump bands can be worn during practice so everytime you jump your are improving your vertical with the resistance provided by the bands. These bands are best if you are 5′ 6″ or taller.

Our best vertical jump bands for volleyball players are the M.V.P. Elite bands that are attached at the heels and fit over the shoulders. These bands are a big step up from the Pro bands as they engage the core muscles in addition to the leg muscles. Jumping is an all body function so the more muscles that have resistance the better.

The Elite bands will also engage better and you don’t have to be as tall as with the Pro bands. You will have to remove the bands from the shoulders most likely after about a minute of jumping to give your shoulders a break. But each jump with the Elite bands will be more intense and you are going to jump higher faster with the Elite bands.

Now you can add these bands to any volleyball jump training program you are already doing for added resistance. You can even use them while lifting weights for a linear variable resistance training effect. This method of training can help you break through plateaus on your vertical jump and reach new levels.

Train with these bands as a volleyball player and everyone will wonder what you did to imrpove your vertical jump so dramatically.

 

 

Recommended Vertical Jump Aids

Vertical Jump Shoes

If you are a serious athlete who is determined to improve your vertical jump we simply cannot recommend Coach Jason’s Manual strongly enough it is why many college and pro players refer to it as THE JUMP BIBLE.

There are couple of other products that may be worth adding to your workout after you have a copy of your
own Jump Bible, and we will cover them hear from you.

Jumpsoles v5.0.The Jumpsoles are vertical jump shoes that fit onto your existing shoe. They are plyometric platforms that attach to your shoes and focuses your body weight onto your calves and train you to spring off the balls of your feet. By doing the special plyometric exercises in the video you develop fast twitch muscle fibers in your legs for explosive leaping improvement. Jumpsoles have been around for over 20 years and many players have increased their vertical jump with them.  Back in the day, we use to wear ankle weights.  Some of you are as old as I am may remember these.   Well Jumpsoles replaced ankle weights about 20 years ago, and they have evolved to version 5.0.  Many pro basketball players have been using Jumpsoles their entire career and credit these devices with improving their verticle leap.  YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JUMPSOLES V5.0

 

The second most popular product in this training niche are the Jump 99 Shoes The Jump 99 shoes are complete shoes , they do not attach to your normal basketball shoes.  Some players like this,  many don’t, as apparent by the many pairs available on eBay.

If you decide to try the Jump 99 Shoes, our suggestion is that you see if you can find your size on eBay.  At the time of this writing there were over 100 pairs available.  You will save money, and if you don’t like them, you can turn around and sell them on eBay yourself.

Which Jump Shoe is better? Jump 99 or Jumpsoles?

First, both shoes have the same type of training so there is no real difference there. The big difference is that the Jump 99 shoe is a complete shoe with platform while the Jumpsoles strap on to your existing shoe. Again, not a lot of difference there in the funcationality of the shoe while training. The jumpsoles stay snug and tight.

So, you are probably wondering what the difference is right? Well, the first big difference is in the look. If you want to look the best while doing your jump shoes the Jump 99 basketball training shoe  will be one complete unit that will look better than the Jumpsoles. Now that doesn’t have anything to do with jumping higher but we know players care about how they look when training so that is an advantage for the Jump 99 shoe.

The advantage for the Jumpsoles is that they fit a range of sizes. For example, Large Jumpsoles fit shoe sizes 11-14 so if you are still growing and are size 11.5 you have plenty of room to continue to grow into the Jumpsoles whereas if you purchased the Jump 99 you might outgrow them in a year and would have to buy a new pair. However if you buy the Jump 99 basketball training shoes on eBay as we suggest, you can always sell  the pair you grew out of before investing in another pair.

So that’s about the only real differences between the two. Whatever you choose your vertical will benefit the same from either one, especially if you use the drills and other inside secrets you will learn in the Jump Bible.

 

 

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Besides choosing the right shoes, the use of the proper method to put it on, and your way of adopting a particular style that suits your personality is also significant. With the advent of the modern era, man has developed diversity in every aspect of his life; now, it has become demanding. Everyone wants to try variations regarding different subjects of their daily routine, explicitly including food, dresses, styles, shoes, fashion, and many other things. When it comes to lace up your shoes, many people don’t know much about it.

 

 

 

 

PRE-REQUISITES

you should know the following points before adopting any method to protect you from the future queries:

  1. You should know the type of laces that suits your shoe.
  2. You should have little know-how about the material of the laces.
  3. The right and left sides of the laces should be kept equal before adopting any method.
  4. Start from the top holes i.e., holes of the toes side.

 TECHNIQUES

There is no need to stress your brain for this issue. We finally came up with the best methods for you people to enhance your self-awareness and provide you with the chance to try variations with your shoes by changing different laces and thank us later. These techniques are a:

1.CROSS –INTERSECT TECHNIQUE:

It is the most ordinary method for lacing up your shoes. Most people use this technique all over the world. We are considering five holes shoe as standard to demonstrate this mechanism. We start our demo considering you people as beginners so that it will be easy for you to understand it. Following events help you to go through the quick demonstration:

  • Place both ends of the shoelace from inside to the outside on the top hole.
  • Left side: Take the left side of the lace to the next hole of the right side upside down.
  • Pass the same end to the hole of opposite left side from inside to outside and following the same pattern.
  • Right side: In the same manner, take the right side of the shoelace to the next hole on the left hand such that it resembles the intersecting diagonals passing through the square.
  • Repeat the procedure for the remaining holes in the same pattern.

2. STRAIGHTENING TECHNIQUE:

  • Keeping in view the pre-requisites, we are taking the equal length of laces on both sides.
  • Pass both ends of laces through the right and left hole from the external surface of a breach to the internal surface.
  • Take the left side of lace-up to the second hole of the left side from inside to the outside.
  • Carry the same end to the second hole of the right side.
  • The second end of lace from the first hole of the right side is taken up to the third hole and taken outside.
  • The same procedure repeats with the remaining ends skipping the hole for alternative endings.

3. CONTRAST TECHNIQUE:

it is a newly introduced method. As the name indicates, contrasting laces are in use in this method.

  • The color you wanted to act as a base comes first.
  • Use the straight lacing technique to make the base of the shoelace with the color you wanted.
  • After that, use another lace of contrast color and pass its one end between the straight pattern of lace in such a way that it comes alternatively on the top and bottom of the base lace.
  • Match the length of free end with that of the open end of the lace used for making the base.
  • Repeat the alternative method two to three times with the already used end of the contrasting lace to make layers of a different color so that it turns around and comes along the other free end of the base.
  • Tie the free ends of both the laces together and make a knot.

 

4. LOOPING TECHNIQUE:

  • Straighten your laces with the help of your hand.
  • Put the one end of lace in the first hole such that it passes from the inner side to the outer side of the tunnel.
  • Cross the ends of lace in your hands to the opposite side. Cross it one more time, and you will see that a loop will be present.
  • After that, pass the end of lace from inside to outside of the second hole to both sides.
  • Repeat the method for each hole.
  • If you have done it right then, a series of loops will be in the middle of two adjacent pairs of holes.

5. MAGIC KNOT:

  • Pass both sides of the lace from the external surface to the internal surface of the first hole.
  • Take the left side of the shoelace out from the third hole of the left side, skipping the second hole and rest it aside for a while.
  • Take the right end of the lace and pass it from the immediate second hole of the right side.
  • Insert this end into the opposite hole of the left side from upside down and take it out from the third hole of the left side from inside out.
  • Pass this end from the opposite hole i.e., a third hole of the right side.
  • Reconsider the left side that was kept aside and pass it from the fifth hole skipping the fourth hole in the inside out order.
  • Repeat the same sequence for the right side as used for it before.
  • The last step is hiding the knot under cover of the tongue of the shoe. Due to this step, the method is magic knotting as a knot cannot be clear from the surface of the shoe.
  • We are pretty sure that you can quickly master these techniques with the material we provided to you people. We recommend you to adopt that style that fits your profession, personality, and need and got updated by selecting the new techniques we are sharing with you.

 

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All Sports have gained so much importance these days due to the increasing awareness regarding fitness. Everyone wants to increase the quality of their life. For this purpose, different people opt for various activities.  We have seen huge growth in many sports like skatebording.

People look for a sport that suits them well. The type of game adopted by the people depends on their physical structures, their region, culture, and interests.  As an example we can consider the marathon racer and sprinter. Sprinters did their training to increase their speed while marathon racer emphasized on developing stamina due to the quality of their game.

Basketball has gained popularity worldwide and it is one of the most popular sports enjoyed by the public. When we take a look at the basketball players, it is kind of shocking.  Most people who have seen a professional basketball game up close, will not forge their first trip to a NBA stadium.   It is beyond amazing how consitently tall basketball players really are.

Their anthropometric measurements make them peculiar from other players in different sports. The question arises: Why is this so? Why basketball players have tall height? To answer this question, we spend many hours of online researches to provide you with the best of knowledge and valid evidence. Basketball rules requires players to put the ball in a goal which is 10 feet tall in order to score.

 

 

Advantages of tall height

When it comes to playing basketball, height matters the most. It provides individuals with the benefits that are listed below:

  • allows easy access to reach the basket of the opponent
  • helps in blocking the shots
  • their less distance from the basket ring helps you setting your goal and executing right shot

Disadvantages of tall height

Besides the advantages, there are certain demerits of the towering height. These are the following:

  • The weight of the player increases with the height of the individual due to an increase in bone length.
  • The risks of injury increase with an increase in height, due to increased forces acting on the body
  • They have less mileage.

HISTORY OF THE TALL BASKETBALL PLAYERS

In 1996, the average height recorded among the basketball players was 7 feet. However, this record kept on changing with time. The tallest player in basketball history was Gheorghe Muresan, with a height of 7 feet 7 inches. The players taking second and third positions on the board recorded are 7.6” and 7.5” respectively. Still, there are many tall players actively participating in the NBA (National Basketball Association). Among them, the top one is the Boban Marjanovic, who is 7.3” tall. The second one on the list is Tibor Pleiss from Germany, who is also 7.3”. So, the presence of the tall basketball players is also clear from history.

REASONS BASKETBALL PLAYERS ARE SO TALL

The main reason for the tall height is their increased physical activity and increased training duration. The increased physical activity increases the rate and depth of respiration and metabolism of the body. These factors increase the production of Growth Hormone (GH). GH increases bone growth and mineralization of bones. The growth hormone also increases all aspects favoring the protein synthesis. In this way, it plays a role in the growth of the body and increases height.

Another contributing factor is genetic factors, which exert their effect through the genetic material DNA.

 

 

How to get tall height??

It is not right to say that all the basketball players are naturally tall. Due to the ten feet rule of the basket hoop, true lovers of basketball make different measures to make them able to playing basketball and increase the efficacy of their performance. Here, we are sharing with you methods that can help you in getting tall height:

Exercise:

Stretching exercises are best for the enhancement of growth. Most of the players perform stretching before their match, which increases the range of motion. The starting position of sprinters is in such a way that it provides stretching of the body parts, which includes propulsion power and helps in taking significant steps. If you wanted to become tall, then proper exercise will help you in getting the desired results. If you adopt doing an appropriate activity before the closure of Epiphyseal plates of the bone (adolescence), then it will result in getting the maximum outcome.

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Proper training:

Training should be in such a way that develops endurance in the individual. It should be under the supervision of the appropriate trainer. Otherwise, you may get adverse results instead of getting the appropriate conclusions. The time of the training session should be adjusted per week to prevent yourself from fatiguing your body.

Height stimulators:

Many supplements are present these days, which enhances the growing capability of the individual. Human growth hormone prepared these days artificially in the laboratory, which provides the benefits of increasing all aspects of growth. Researches proved that vitamin D (cholecalciferol) along with the calcium and phosphorus helps in increasing bone growth and strength. Vitamin B, which is available in different types i.e. B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, etc, also favors the lengthening and strengthening of the bones. You need to make vitamin D and B as a permanent component of your diet if you wanted to get the benefits of bone growth from them.

Proper diet:

The type of food you are taking affects your physical appearance. Your diet must not contain large amounts of fats and carbohydrates as they will make you obese. Protein diet is for the increased muscle mass and growth. You must consult a nutritionist and follow a proper diet plan to enjoy a healthy life and to get benefits from the nutritious substances for making your height tall.

Conclusion

IT IS NOT RIGHT TO SAY THAT ONLY TALL PLAYERS CAN SAY BASKETBALL BECAUSE THER ARE MAJORITY OF THE PLAYERS HAVING AVERAGE HEIGHT WHICH ARE THE PART OF NBA. HOWEVER, THE MAJORITY ARE HAVING TALL HEIGHT. SO, IF YOU ARE A TRUE BASKETBALL FAN AND WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT THE FACTS THAT WHY BASKETBALL PLAYERS ARE TALL, THEN SURELY YOU ARE AT RIGHT PLACE. YOU CAN ADOPT VARIOUS MEASURES THAT HELP YOU IN GETTING THE TALL HEIGHT. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR TRAINING SESSION AND EXERCISES ARE PROPERLY MANAGED AND PLANNED ACCORDING TO THE BIOMECHANICAL PRINCIPLES. IT WILL HELP YOU IN GAINING THE MAXIMUM RESULTS AND LESSENS THE RISKS OF INJURIES RESULTING FROM WRONG EXERCISE AND THANK US LATER.

 

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Basketball is among the most popular sport of the twenty-first century.  Many believe the rap culture (addidas) has alot to do with that.  Addidas has always been the go to show in the rap communicty, if not we may not even be having this conversation.

Among the leisure activities and sports that can be enjoyed by normal people,  basketball would be at the top of th list and is popular all over the world.   Just get a qualtiy outdoor outdoor basketball and put a basketball hoop in the street and you have the equipment that will alow you to enjoy the sport for years.

Really the only thing you need other than a hoop and a ball to enjoy the sport is a quality pair or basketball, sneakers.   

Most products and consumer goods evolve and get better over time, the same cam be said for basketball sneakers.   When it comes to basketball shoes, many companies have evolved and gained popularity in producing basketball shoes.   The industry has come a long way since the white converse days of the 1950’s. Among the most popular brands, ADIDAS and NIKE come on the top of the list. After doing thorough research on both brands, we are giving you our prospective on these two competitors.

NIKE BASKETBALL SNEAKERS

History

Bruin and Blazer are the first Basketball sneakers released by Nike in 1972. The headquarter of Nike is in Oregon. Both of these products are of leather.

Nike kept on making the changes with these two products to make them compatible, and their slogan “just do it” began gaining popularity with the time. In 1982, Nike released its new series with the name of AIR FORCE

1. With the passing time, Nike kept on gaining fame as one of the leading basketball shoes. In 1985, Air Jordan introduced. This newly launched product gained much popularity because of getting marketing by the famous basketball player, Michael Jordan.

The development kept on emerging with the time, and in 1986 and 87, Dunk and Terminator High got released. The launch of the new series keeps on taking place in the 1990s, maintaining the previous progress. The strategy of picking the top players and placing them with the signature shoes helped them a lot to gain a considerable market share. Their unceasing potential from the very first day till the present day makes them famous and worth mentioning.

With the use of Flywire technology in their great release .i.e, Hyperdunk, it can be easily seen that they are going to keep grabbing the attention of their audience in the future as well.

Nike-Basketball-ShoesFeatures

Nike is now a unique brand in the world, with a significant market share. Everything in this world is unique on its own due to its characteristics. Just like that, basketball shoes from different brands have their features, which make them different from their competitors. We come up with the striking features of the Nike that make them Nike.

Size

Nike shoes have large capacities. That’s why they are considered most suitable for people with wide feet. Nike has offered large scales in shoes; this can be estimated by having a look at Nike Lebron, which provides the maximum size of 18. They have more stretching ability, which reduces the chances of tearing easily. Their large size lessens the difficulty of breaking in, and professionals don’t need a long time to break in and get back to their field.

Quality of materials

Nike comes on the top of the list when talking about the condition. The leather used in these shoes is of high quality and helps the foot to become readily adaptable to it. The sole consists of a soft and pliable material that acts as a shock absorber and lessens the destructive effects of forces on our joints and feet. The exceptional stretching ability helps in allowing a full degree of movements and enhanced propulsion. The better quality of Nike products also ensures you about their prolonged-lasting use with the minimum wear and tear except for being used roughly and rashly. The breathability provided by the constituents of the shoes is good enough to prevent the sweating of the foot.

Weight

The average weight for the Nike basketball shoes ranges from 300 grams to 400 grams, which reflects their lightweight. The best example of lightest Nike basketball shoes is Nike Kobe Zoom V, which weighs about 10.6 ounces (325 grams). However, the weight of the shoes varies with the size of the shoes. They are best for the person who emphasizes lightweight as the prime feature in picking up the right shoes.

Price

As we all have heard a famous proverb: “The more sugar you add, the sweeter it will be.” This proverb holds when purchasing the right thing; the more money you pour, the best quality you will get. These days, there is a rapid increase in the demand for excellence for items due to increasing awareness and increased standards of living. Nike’s are highly paid basketball shoes in the world. One can easily understand the high price of Nike basketball shoes if he knows about its generous features.

However, there are certain products of Nike that are not too expensive. It is a kind of investment that you are paying to keep yourself safe and sound during the playing hours. Using the excellent pair of basketball shoes keeps you away from the injuries and save your money, which otherwise you need to spend on treating your injury. Although everyone cannot afford to buy these shoes, if you are a true basketball lover, then it is compulsory for you to buy these pair of shoes and increases your safety.

Public views about Nike

Nike comes on the top of the list when talking about the best basketball shoes. Players seem to trust Nike a lot with the quality, and that’s why they are willing to invest a little more in Nike basketball shoes.  Many of the top college baskeball programs like the University of Kentucky basketball team wears Nike basketball shoes. Many people admired the lightweight of these shoes which obviously important if you are a basketball player that needs to get off the floor to dunk the basketball and rebound.

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PROS

  • They are lightweight.
  • They have a sound breathing system.
  • Many options are available for the users.
  • Their quality is up to the mark.

CONS

  • They are expensive.

ADIDAS BASKETBALL SHOES

History

The headquarters of Adidas are present in Germany, unlike Nike, which has its office in the United States. As compared to Nike, Adidas is older, and its foundation laid in the mid-1920s, but the name was different. Adolf Dassler used the name Adidas in 1949 and deepened the roots of this brand.

Three stripes became the signature style for the Adidas shoes. In 1971, Adidas released its first basketball shoes. They kept on releasing shoe pairs to engage the interests of professionals from every sport in correspondence with the famous players of that time. They worked hard on making customizations for their users and released Adidas color hi with the felt tip pens that help the users to customize their shoes by themselves. Adidas made use of the peg cushioning system for the first time in Adidas LA trainer in 1984. In 1992, Adidas released Mutombo for the recognition of the university graduated basketball player. Kobe series, launched in 2000, also gained the attention of the customers.

The release of the new product continued with time. Adidas Rivalry boost launched in 2019, retains much of the features of the 86 Rivalry combined with the cushioning boost technology. In 2019, Adidas put forward its “Heroes among us” collection in collaboration with Marvel Cinematic Universe. Adidas didn’t rest behind; they also make their full contribution to be recognized as one of the top brands and still playing their part.

Adidas-Basketball-ShoesFeatures

Following are the features which make you able in developing awareness about the Adidas shoes so that you can easily distinguish them from the Nike:

Size

The size of Adidas shoes runs small for the people with the broader feet. Many professionals have narrow feet, Adidas shoes are suitable for that kind of professionals. You don’t need to be hasty while using Adidas, as they require time to compensate with the size of your foot in case of more full feet.

Quality of materials

The materials used in Adidas are suitable for durability. The outer sole provides increased cushioning and softer feel due to the integration of Adiprene in many of their shoes. However, the stretching ability of Adidas is not as good as Nike’s. They provide good strength due to the exceptional quality of the materials used in their production. If you don’t want to change your basketball shoes again and again, then you should go for these.

Weight

Adidas basketball shoes are lightweight. The average weight of the Kobe series of the Adidas is about 314grams (11.08ounce). If you want to make yourself clear, then we can tell you the fact that you can see the Adidas shoes on the top of the list of lightest basketball shoes.

Price

The price of almost every product is higher than $100. Just like Nike, they can only have by the high-class people. Despite this fact, many people are still willing to spend a massive amount of money to ensure their safety on the court and reduce the risks of injury. Every intelligent person knows that he has to pay for getting a high return.

Public views about Adidas

After spending hours on public forums, we concluded that Adidas is gaining popularity among the public. The public response showed 65% positivity and 27% neutral views, which is quite good. They seem to be more famous among women as compared to men. People talked about its fresh colors, its reliability, and also its remarkable composition.

PROS

  • They are available in different styles and colors.
  • People can make customizations according to their will.

CONS

  • They are very expensive, just like Nike.
  • They seem to become narrow.

CONCLUSION

If you people have more full feet than you must not like the Adidas, you should prefer Nike. For the persons with narrow anthropometric measurements of the feet, we recommend you to look for the Adidas We have provided you with all the aspects of both brands and hope that it will help you in making the right decision.

You people first need to make a clear concept of what you want and what you wanted to do. Different people have different priorities when it comes to select a pair of basketball shoes. So gird up your loin and get ready for getting the right pair of shoes. It is imperative to comprehend that pair of shoes that fit your requirements and keeps you away from the risks of injuries.

You people should look for excellent ankle support and comfort. The style of your training also matters. The wrong technique can make you susceptible to damage. So, we recommend you to consider each aspect before making any decision carefully.