6’1 with a 7’8" standing reach at 185lbs
Standing Vertical 32"
Running Vertical 38"
DB Bench 75’s x 6
DB Standing Shoulder Press 55’s x 8
Barbell Row 185lbs
Goals by January 1st:
195lbs or more
Standing Vertical 34"
Maintain Running Vertical 38"
Upperbody, Mon-Wed-Fri alternating workouts A/B (I may throw in extra shit if I have plenty left in me)
Workout A - DB Bench Press 3x8, Weighted Chin ups 3x8
Workout B - DB Standing Shoulder Press 3x8, Barbell Row 3x8
Monday - Light Plyos, Squat 3x5
Wednesday - Max Effort Standing and Running Jumps, natural GHR’s 2x8
Friday - Squat 3x5
I mainly lift weights to jump higher. I play basketball, and it really is an awesome feeling ripping down the lane and finishing off with an exclamation mark (a dunk). I can currently do a few dunks (two handers, dunk off a drop step, 180’s, and maybe tomahawks on a good day).
However, I’m also pretty fed up at being skinny (from my POV). I don’t give a shit about my six pack anymore. In fact, now I’m losing it – good. Yes, this summer I had many compliments from my friends for my body and a few girls drooling over my cuts and pigeon chest, but they don’t know better. I lift weights for ME anyway; no one else. And what I want to do, is get my bf% up to around 12-15% so that I can put on some serious muscle (which isn’t that detrimental to my performance since i’m a 2-footed jumper) while maintaining my movement efficiency. Then in the spring time, I want to lean out and throw in a power block so that by the summer I’ll be flying again.
I’ll post a few vids of me squatting 355lbs when I weighed 173lbs, and of me doing a few cool dunks.
To wrap up the intro to my log, I doubt many of you will be interested in following along what I’m doing here. However, those of you that like seeing something a little different, or maybe if you’re interested in jumping higher, I hope you’ll be interested.