Dwight Howard Dunk Or How to Increase Vertical Jump

Dwight Howard was a little bit disappointing in the 2009 NBA Slam Dunk Contest…At least we now know he can dunk on a 12 foot rim! Actually, he was more impressive in 2008 as he won with an arsenal of huge, never seen before dunks (including the sick superman-dunk).

By the way – did you know that Dwight can kiss the rim? And do you remember the 2007 Slam Dunk Contest where he completed an alley oop dunk from teammate Jameer Nelson and slapped a sticker onto the backboard which reached 12 ft 6 in?!

Here is another interesting fact: Did you know that the 23-year old Orlando Magic Center had the most dunks in the NBA the last three seasons? This season (2008-2009) he is already leading the league in dunks (127 till the All Star Break).

By now it should be clean the guy can jump – actually he has a 39-inch vertical.

So, what is his training about?

First of all, Dwight is a Rebounding Machine. And battling for rebounds takes more than great ups. First and foremost you need strong lower-back muscles to explode to the ball. That’s why The Beast includes back extensions or single-leg deadlifts in every workout. But besides these exercises, Dwight also uses some special, plyometric exercises to improve his vertical:

Tuck Jump:

Starting position: half-squat position with your hips back, knees over toes, and shoulders over your knees. Keep your hands out in front of you for balance.

Then jump up as high as you can and bring your knees to your chest at the top of the jump. Land with hips back and shoulders over your knees. Hold this position for 2 seconds and repeat the jump.

Squat Jump:

Starting position: squat position with hands touching the ground in front of your toes with your feet shoulder-width apart. Your knees should be bent at 90 degrees. Then, jump as high as you can and land with your hips back, knees over your toes in the starting position. Immediately repeat the jump for 15 seconds.

Besides weight training, what does the 6’11» Center do to gain his inhuman strength?

«Every night I play a boxing video game (Fight Night Round 2). In between each round I do 20 to 40 push-ups.» – Dwight Howard

Dwight averages about 10 matches a night, at anywhere from two rounds to 12. His estimate: 400 push-ups a night.

For more exercises and crucial things to know about vertical jump (f.e. why often what you «don’t» do is more important then what you «do» do) please take a look at this page I strongly recommend:

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Shoreditch – The New West End of London

For the past five years, Shoreditch has been the place in London to discover new possibilities in the nightlife world, with the coolest and newest bars, pubs and clubs. Popularized by the artists, it has been a haven for the underground and fashion conscious types who like a little bit of creativity and the unknown when venturing out for night in London.

Shoreditch bars and clubs are smaller than the West End nightclubs, they are decked out in the latest urban art trends and interior, and will be playing the latest underground music you can find, from English Folk, to Dubstep. Drinks are cheaper, entry fees are lower and there is a rawness that will not be replicated on a commercial dance floor in Leicester Square. Try Hoxton Pony or T bar for a taste of the above.

This is what has drawn in Londoner's and tourists alike, and made this a fantastic alternative to the glitzy, overhyped and overpriced nightclubs in the west end. Shoreditch bars and clubs have increased rapidly over the years, and there is always somewhere new to discover that will keep your nights out an interesting and explorative affair.

Recently though, a new wave of Shoreditch venue has been popping up on the streets of Old Street and Hoxton. Bar and Club operators have spotted an opportunity to exploit the buzz and footfall on the Shoreditch streets by bringing a certain West End flavor to these East parts of London. This has been a subtle shift that will go unnoticed by most Shoreditch party goers but it is an important observation to make as this could represent the start of a significant shift in the London bar and club scene.

It appears bar and club owners feel there is more of a demand for high end Cocktail drinking and more exclusive, swanky interiors to cater for the Shoreditch crowd. Shoreditch now rivals the West End as one of the top night-life destinations of London so with that brings money and customers to cater for. Perhaps not everyone wants a sweaty, retro-inspired, Checkered Shirt dominated dance floor anyway? So what type of venues am I discussing?

Well, let's take Glo Glo's Bar for example. Located in the basement of the Great Eastern Dining Room, this feels like a hidden members club, tucked away in an exclusive hotel in the heart of Mayfair or even Tokyo, so you would perhaps be a little confused to stumble across this bar on a Friday night in Shoreditch. With seating wrapped all around the main center-piece bar, you can sit and marvel at the fine cocktails being served up. There is a DJ in the corner offering up smooth House Beats, and an electric atmosphere full of chat and laughter. This venue has class and style in abundance and is a long way from the usual Indie-graffiti inspired Shoreditch bar. This marks a new trend towards the new wave of Shoreditch Cocktail bars .

Glo Glo's is not alone, there are plenty of other bars in Shoreditch offering up a more West End styled experience. Take a trip down to see Ninety Eight Bar on Curtain Road. This is a former Members bar that has now gone public, and has some of the finest and creative Cocktails around in Shoreditch. You will be impressed with the elegant piano and eccentric but beautifully crafted décor; This is a hidden gem of a bar.

I predict this trend to continue as we see more and more West End type venues opening up in Shoreditch, but with more style and class, come higher drinks prices so it might leave Shoreditch old timers, scrambling for the venues of Dalston. Shoreditch is now leading the scene of London nightlife and I think offering up even more variety of bars, clubs and pubs can only be good for those who love Shoreditch as a place to go out in London.

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The Next Generation Console: Tomb Raider

The Definitive addition of Tomb Raider has elevated a classic video game into the proverbial model of the 2016 game changer. The remastering of this video game on the Next Generation console has re-introduced this classic video game to a whole new generation, all the while still captivating veteran gamers. The effects are now in HD which makes the adventures more exciting and almost lifelike. The modifications to the weapons are ten times more powerful than the originals. The bow and arrows alone have changed the overall dynamic of her arsenal.

Gaming with Smith’s main objective is to help players transition from the original adventure into the explosive playing field of the new one. The character’s movements are completely different although a lot of the weaponry has changed. One of the goal’s accomplished by Gaming with Smith is the direction and explanation of the majority of these character movement’s. Once a gamer, has learned the basics, the transition is not only easier but the rewards and so much more gratifying than the original.

Tomb Raider will forever be a video game classic. Now with the addition of modern technology and the influence of a completely re-born gaming system, it is now prepared to take its legacy to the upper echelons of Video game history. From it’s surreal graphics to the unique story line, it is eons ahead of the majority of the games that are out there. The Next Generation Console has taken a huge step into the new gaming world and Gaming with Smith is an upcoming YouTube channel that will guide you through every step of the way.

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How to Talk to a Woman – Using the "Sonic Rapport" Formula

Dude, listen – if you don’t know how to talk to a woman in such a way that she is totally smitten by you, then you are missing out – a lot! Developing rapport is the biggest thing when it comes to building attraction. But fret not – rapport building techniques are easy to learn – but you must first know what they are in the first place! Read on to discover the «Sonic Rapport» formula and use it to achieve killer results with women fast…

How to Talk to a Woman – Using The «Sonic Rapport» Formula

Component # 1: «The Eyes». As Frank Sinatra once said, it’s all in the eyes, baby. Building rapport hinges on strong eye contact – which gives her the impression of being confident and strong. If you do not hold a steady eye contact with her, then you might be perceived as untruthful – which kills rapport.

If you find it hard to maintain a steady gaze, then look into the area between her eyes just right underneath her forehead. It works just the same.

While you must maintain eye contact, do NOT stare. That’s plain rude.

Component # 2: «The Body». It has been said that up to 90% of all communications is non-verbal. This is true. Your body language has indeed got a lot to do when it comes to building rapport!

The first thing that a woman notices is your body language – they can often make or break you. Sit, stand and walk with a good, confident posture. Practice this in front of a mirror – it helps a lot.

Component # 3: «The Verbage». What this means this that what you SAY will determine whether you are able to build deep emotional connection with a woman or not. I will cut to the chase – the absolute best way to develop rapport is to use hypnosis.

One such hypnosis technique, called fractionation, has been regularly used by expert seducers to build deep rapport with women – and in the end make women fall in love with them in record time! This technique involves making women go through an emotional rollercoaster, and in the process ‘anchor’ their positive states to the seducer. As a result, women feel emotionally connected to the man, and become highly compliant to him. Killer stuff!

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Growth of Pro-Kabbadi League in India

Introduction

Hero Indian Super League (ISL) is slowly becoming the most watched sports tournament after Indian Premier League (IPL). It had a total reach of 74.7 million on its launch day. With this trend, the total viewership of the tournament has reached such a level that it has become money-maker for the corporate world in India. If you look back at the history, you can safely conclude that it is second only to the T20 cricket tournament IPL. Other tournaments such as football leagues lag far behind in terms of total viewership. With the increase in popularity, even the people from the foreign countries have started participating in the later editions of this Pro-Kabbadi League. In this article, we would be looking at Pro-Kabbadi League across different editions to understand its growth in that country.

ISL Viewership

The Sports Channel network had done a survey of the most viewed tournaments in the sports arena. The survey looked at the reach of people in different national and regional channels. A total of 8 channels were brought under the online survey. ISL has grown in stature due to lot of publicity featuring the starlets from the land of dream merchants. It started with national channels and then moved to regional channels as well. The online survey has found that the ISL moved ahead of other tournaments, especially the second edition of football World Cup held in India. Other tournaments such as the I-League, the English Premier League and the Calcutta Football League have also fared far behind by a large margin. This is primarily due to the attractive packaging of the league matches to bring large herds of fans to the venues. The organizers have taken the cue from the success of Indian Premier League.

Viewer Statistics

The broadcaster Star Network aired the first ever edition of Pro-Kabbadi League two years ago. It went on to become the most-viewed sporting extravaganza in the country. However, it remained in the second place when compared to that of IPL. After reaching the viewership of 74.7 million in the first 10 days, ISL went on to attract a total of 435 million people when the tournament reached its crescendo in the second edition. This indicates that the viewership of kabbadi and football has increased over a time period and it is progressively increasing. With the chipping in of the marketing team, the reach of these two tournaments increased several fold in the third edition.

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Denis Law Was the King of Stretford End

The great Denis Law was born in Aberdeen on the 24th February 1940 and he began his soccer career as a wee boy playing for Aberdeen Lads Club. When Law left the Granite City to join the once great Huddersfield Town, he was only 15 years old and and it didn't take him long to make his debut for his native Scotland against Wales in 1958.

The legendary Sir Matt Busby reputedly wanted the promising Denis Law to play for Manchester United but was turned down by the Terriers. Bill Shankly, who was the manager at Huddersfield Town at the time, then tried to take Law with him to Liverpool. However, the Liverpudlians didn´t have the money to take the prolific marksman out of Yorkshire. Instead, the vastly talented Leeds Road youngster went to Manchester City when the Maine Road club paid a then British record transfer fee of £ 55,000 for him in March 1960. After a rather disappointing spell with famous Italian club Turin, he returned to Lancashire finally signing up for Busby´s Manchester United in 1962. Denis Law opened the 1963-64 season on a bright note and was deservedly picked out to play for a Rest of the World side against England at Wembley. As a Manchester United player, the Scottish international won every major domestic honor, although injury kept him out of the European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley in 1968.

Denis Law returned to his old club Manchester City in 1973, and retired from football in 1974 after playing his last match in the World Cup in West Germany. During his 585 matches for his clubs, he managed to score a massive 300 goals. He also scored a total of 30 goals for Scotland in 55 matches. In 1964, Law was voted European Footballer of the Year as the only Scotsman to this day. Always in the best of spirits, Denis Law was no doubt one of the greatest entertainers ever witnessed on the British soccer scene. He was not only a Danny Kaye look alike, he also closely resembled the American comedian when performing some of his antics on and off the football pitch.

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