I’m new here but I’m looking to get in shape and I know this is the best place for advice.
First, I’m 24 yrs old, 6’0, 178 lb
probably 13% body fat
never weightlifted before…ever
I’m not cut, not fat, but decently lean especially for someone who hasn’t really been lifting.
I dont have a 6 pack, my ass and legs have some jiggle to them. Honestly, from my frame, you would think I work out but I don’t.
Goddamn do I want to dunk a basketball!!!
I have been playing with some college kids that go to Marquette. They’re good, I’m good too. Unfortunately, they can dunk and I can’t.
Last night, I got dunked on. First time ever. I need revenge. ASAP(I know this won’t come quickly…if ever).
Right now I can touch the rim but I’ll need another 8" before I can dunk. Is this plausible? I don’t know if I’m blessed with genes to jump high enough to dunk but since I can touch rim without ever working out before, I should have a chance right? I need to try at least. I can’t accept wondering and I think I’m still at an age where I can make it.
Heres why I am confused:
Fat powerlifters can squat 500 and jump 40’’ so I would think massive leg muscles would be the answer. Squat squat squat, right? Then I see these rail thin guys on Slamnation such as Kadour Ziani, Abdoul Bamba and Steve Lobel and they have 50" verts. They make me wonder if I should shed weight?
Since I’m 178, should I shed to 160-165 and hope that a weight loss results in a higher vert or should I do a bulk routine and get my legs as strong as possible which will add more fat and weight all around?
Also, realistically, how long do you think it would take to reach my goal? just wondering…