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Weight/Jumping relationship watch

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    Hey guys,

    In the past two months I've decided to cut the fat and build some muscle. As a result I've dropped from 13 stone 5 pounds to 12 stone. I am six foot 2 inches tall and play basketball from time to time. Was just wondering as I can almost slam dunk anyway (Need about 3-4 more inches on jump) should the weight loss increase my jump? I suppose it would be an unfair test to see if I can do it because I've also been down the gym alot so will have increased leg muscle too.
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    (Original post by jamz0770)
    Hey guys,

    In the past two months I've decided to cut the fat and build some muscle. As a result I've dropped from 13 stone 5 pounds to 12 stone. I am six foot 2 inches tall and play basketball from time to time. Was just wondering as I can almost slam dunk anyway (Need about 3-4 more inches on jump) should the weight loss increase my jump? I suppose it would be an unfair test to see if I can do it because I've also been down the gym alot so will have increased leg muscle too.
    it's logical... assuming you lose fat weight, not muscle weight, your power:weight ratio increaes, allowing you to jump higher... but i doubt it'd be by much.

    you want to be looking into plyometrics and flexibility training though if you really want that jump up (aswell as the weights)
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    Okay, thanks. Well I cann get my hand over the rim of the hoop but its harder with the ball. So I don't need to up it by anything more than about six inches and thats not taking into account what I may have gained over the past few weeks.

    Any suggestions for excercises which will increase my jump?
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    Squats and box squats are often recommended. As well as other things which others can tell you about.
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    (Original post by jamz0770)
    Hey guys,

    In the past two months I've decided to cut the fat and build some muscle. As a result I've dropped from 13 stone 5 pounds to 12 stone. I am six foot 2 inches tall and play basketball from time to time. Was just wondering as I can almost slam dunk anyway (Need about 3-4 more inches on jump) should the weight loss increase my jump? I suppose it would be an unfair test to see if I can do it because I've also been down the gym alot so will have increased leg muscle too.
    Do Westside for Skinny *******s. My weight's gone up but so have my jumps.
 
 
 
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