How to Jump Higher and Dunk
The ability to dunk is one of the few dominating moves in all of sports. The ability to posterize your opponent on the basketball court is so empowering. So how can you do it? Well, it’s actually not hard to do, even short guys like Spud Webb, who were only 5′ 7″ could get up there and throw down. So don’t use your shortness to stop you.
So, how to jump higher and dunk. Most likely, the major thing holding you back is your jumping ability. You need a good few inches above rim in order to throw a good dunk, so just merely touching rim isn’t going to be enough. But don’t worry, this is an easy one. You will need to strengthen your quick, explosive muscles in your legs, and it usually takes about 10-12 weeks to build enough strength to increase your vertical. This is the program that I used to increase my vertical and actually start dunking in games: The Jump Manual.
This one worked best for me because it was easiest to follow and straightforward. I didn’t get lost in a ton of information when I just wanted to do the exercises each day.
But basically get some exercises to build that explosive power and make sure to jump a lot. So that means play basketball a lot and every chance you get, jump as high as you can, every time.
Another tip for dunking is to learn to palm the ball. I was never good at this either, so when I wanted to dunk, I had to be jumping at least 6 inches above rim so I could throw it through the hoop instead of simply getting it up there. So strengthen your fingers. Every time you grab a basketball, slam it back and forth from hand to hand grabbing it with all 5 fingers. Squeeze as hard as you can and get your fingers used to grabbing the basketball.
Watch this video.