About three weeks ago, I read an article by popular trainer Obi Obadike in which he answered the question “How Can I Improve My Vertical Jump”. One thing he recommended was 1,000 calf raises each day. According to a magazine he read, a young Shaquille O’Neal did 1,000 calf raises before bed each night to increase his vertical jump, and ended up increasing it by supposedly 12 inches!
I have been able to grab the rim since I was a teenager (no bragging intended), but I was never a dunker. Now, as I approach 30, I figure that I could still do it. Why not, you know? 1,000 calf raises is a lot at once of course, but starting in January my plan is to do them in the following manner:
100 every hour for 10 hours
=>100/4=25 calf raises every 15 minutes
My goal is to do this for the whole month of January, and then at the end, I will perform a dunking test to see if I have increased my ‘ups.’