You might know the small Boston Celtics guard Nate Robinson because the human spring. In reality, the 5’7″ guard gained the NBA slam dunk contest in 2006 towards prime dunkers like Josh Smith and Andre Igoudala. In his most memorable dunk of the evening, he jumped over 1986 champion Spud Webb, and obtained an ideal 50-point rating for the dunk. He additionally gained the competition in 2009 – towards Dwight Howard – and this 12 months (2010) to change into the primary three-time NBA Slam Dunk champion!
Nate’s monster-block towards the 7’6″ Middle Yao Ming is a YouTube-classic already. So, it is apparent the man received some hoops. Truly he has a vertical leap of 43.5 inches!
“First time I touched a backboard, I used to be 12. I touched the rim once I was 13, and once I was 14, I lastly might dunk.” – Nate Robinson
Though Nate might dunk at that younger age already, it took him some arduous coaching to succeed in his present vertical leap. After he left school in 2005 he accomplished a particular
four days per week, one hour a day exercise.
His exercise consisted of:
Day 1 (Monday):
o Soar rope. A wonderful train for rising foot pace. (400 jumps)
o Dash-and-drop. Run the width of a basketball court docket, drop, and do ten push-ups. (10 sprints)
o Seated determine eight. Sit on a stability ball holding a ten-pound medication ball in entrance of you. Your elbows must be tight by your sides. Slowly make a figure-eight movement with the ball, shifting your decrease physique as little as attainable. (15 determine eights, then 15 in the wrong way)
o Leg curl (2 units of 10)
o Incline chest press (2 units of 10)
o Standing cable fly (2 units of 10)
o Standing dumbbell curl Curl one arm, then the opposite, for one rep. (2 units of 10)
o Single-arm triceps extension From a seated place, with the load behind your head (not behind your shoulder), prolong your arm till it is pointing straight up. (2 units of 10 with every arm)
Day 2 (Tuesday):
o Soar rope (400 jumps)
o Excessive knee-raise dash Dash the size of a basketball court docket staying in your toes and lifting your knees as excessive as attainable. (20 sprints)