Life Challenge #1: Dunk a Basketball

I have decided to start a few different life challenge goals. I will be using the blog to keep track of my progress and talk about the process of accomplishing these goals. The first goal is to dunk a basketball. I have always loved playing and watching basketball and I’m 6″3 so the goal is something that is within reach but the ability to do it will get tougher the older I get. I have enlisted the help of my friend Brian Bott to help me achieve this goal. Brian is the co-author of “Get with the Program” (available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Program-Worlds-Leading-Fitness-Experts/dp/0989518701) and if anyone is interested in training with him he can be reached at bott.brian@gmail.com.

We met on Saturday at my gym to take some videos of where I’m starting from and some measurements.

I weighed in using my weight guru scale so I will post those numbers here and I’ll likely be weighing in again using the scale at Brian’s gym on Saturday.

Weight: 215.2 lbs

Body Fat: 17.1%

Muscle Mass: 38.9%

Standing Long Jump: 84″, 86″, 85″

Standing Vertical: 19″

Dunk attempt without ball

Dunk attempt with ball

So as you can see, I can grab the rim but still have a decent amount of work to do. I have my next session with Brian on Saturday where I should get the plan and put it into action. I don’t have a timeline to accomplish this goal by, I’m just going to focus on the process and I’m sure the results will come. I will continue to update the blog on the different things that I will be doing to achieve the goal as well as the progress I’m making. Stay tuned!

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