5 components to TFB RudeBoi’s Vertical Jump

What we can learn from TFB and the art of jumping. Now it is time to breakdown and take a look at some of the fundamentals behind their hops.

For those of us who are fans of athleticism and the athletic milestones that only a certain select few can attain.

Often parents, coaches and players ask me the secret to jumping higher or increasing their vertical jump. In general, I revert to strength and most importantly proper form with a solid base. However, for the more experienced athlete getting that extra inch is a margin we all strive to and must attain. For this purpose, we review an elite athlete’s natural technique.

I will elaborate on future blog posts about each individual component to jumping and give some focused areas of attention.  Enjoy the breakdown and lookout for more education to back up the highlights.

Lets take a few looks at the best vertical dunker on the planet and review his form. Below for video  breakdown.
Recently posted a video with 5’9’’ dunker Troy McCray aka Rudeboi

5 things we can pick up from Rudeboi’s form.

1.Chest is tall, posture is proud– 0:16-0:20 Easy review on posture for growing athletes

2. Aggressive  arm swing– 0:38-0:44 Link to jbiomech Biomechanics of effect of arm swing on lower extremities

3. Hip drive to extension– 1:03 to 1:06 hips are tight and you have no hops? hmmm read this

Hip Drive

4. Broad jump 2:07 to 2:10 Link to NFL Broad Jump videos for tip’s

Broad Jump

5. Natural Born Talent– Some of us just are not genetically going to dunk. Enjoy the show!

About Michael Atkinson

Mike Atkinson,CSCS, is the owner of Elite Pro Performance and the on court performance director at Sierra Strength & Speed. Considered to be a specialist of Keiser performance equipment, Mike is known as a hybrid basketball performance trainer focusing on strength, movement, and basketball fundamentals. Atkinson’s experience and current work with NBA Player Development Specialist Aubrey McCreary has given him a unique set of skills to train players on sports specific patterns and positioning at a professional level. Atkinson’s training experience includes work with numerous NBA draftees, multiple Division 1 athletes, and other professional clients. He has also worked as a performance consultant in the NBA Development League and has directed basketball performance training camps and clinics for youth athletes on the West coast.
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