Can you touch the basketball hoop rim?
Great for showing off of course, but a good vertical leap is the ultimate sign of lower-body power. It shows that you can combine lower-body speed and strength into one quick movement. And that'll help with anytime you need explosive power—in any of your sports.
Your target height to leap, if you don't have a regulation basketball hoop to practice on is 10ft (3.05m). You can always chalk it up on a wall or tree.
If you want to progressively reach it this height, set your sights on the bottom of the backboard, or touching the net.
Touch the rim Challenge rules
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“I start with large strides, the last landing my left foot at the point where I will jump. As I bring my right (and dominant) leg next to my left, I begin lowering my center of gravity. As soon as my right leg plants, I redirect my momentum upward.”
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Keep trying and work on your legs. Plyometrics!
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Terence F I am short, barely measuring 170cm (actually I'm only about 168) but I am a basketball player. I always lamented my height and used that as an excuse to not be able to touch the rim. Well, not anymore! Maybe I'm not up to dunking yet ( another goal eventually), but touching the rim-- that's a good start. I'm PUMPED!
Loren O I used to be able to grab the rim without even thinking about it. Now, I can't even tap it. So disappointing. I have more work to do. I will complete this, though!
Ramses Amadeus B encouraged this.
Roberto J intentar evadir, y drivlear con fuerza explosiva, al final consigues un faul o en complicaciones si tienes una buena vición espacial, lanzar pase a tu compañero solo, de preferencia alguien posicionado en linea de tiro de 3
Shalini S encouraged this.
Andrew M Completed this a while back at a Tribesports lunchtime basketball outing, but forgot to update. Done.
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Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!