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B Rate of Force Development in athletes

  1. Apr 4, 2016 #1
    Hey Im a 15 year old basketball player looking to dunk a basketball on a 10 foot regulation rim. I'm 6'1", 180 lbs, and I can squat 380 lbs full depth. I think the reason I cant jump high is because I have a slow ROFD.

    Power= Force/Time
    Power=Force x Speed of Force Application.

    This is just the diagnosis though, maybe my ROFD is good but my jump mechanics are bad. Either way, high levels of power are good for athletes, and I really want to know how to increase my rate of force development. It's odd for me to come to this place, I know lol but no one is giving me clear answers.
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  3. Apr 5, 2016 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    I suspect the second one is the most help for you - though I cannot assess the scientific value of these reports.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/41112036_The_Role_of_Rate_of_Force_Development_on_Vertical_Jump_Performance [Broken]

    I'd suggest videoing yourself trying several different jump shots and also someone else succeeding at the same ... then compare the videos.
    (Use a video camera on a tripod rather than a phone btw.)
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