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one cool thing about the clean is the basic movement is jumping, and then youre transferring that energy into the bar, so a lot of the form u can figure out just based on whats the best way to jump

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 17:42 (eight months ago) link

its a violent action tho so start out real light and concentrate on form not how much u cn yoink up otherwise its a pretty big injury vector

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 17:44 (eight months ago) link

also try to find youtubes by actual olympic lifters not crossfit or powerlifters

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 17:45 (eight months ago) link

check out this big boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr-uEw05lUI

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 18:44 (eight months ago) link

Nice I used to do cleans minus the jerk part so I could prob handle it. What I really need is to improve my footwork. I used to have post moves and now it’s just me pivoting and pump faking while my defender kind of slowly moves along with me

Heez, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:36 (eight months ago) link

taking very long steps is something thats worked for me, whether in a euro configuration or just straight line drive, seems to throw defenders off

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:39 (eight months ago) link

imo just work on sick crossovers

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:54 (eight months ago) link

I’m just mastering the old man fade away

Heez, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:13 (eight months ago) link

old men dont fade away, old men up and under

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:19 (eight months ago) link

fake the fadeaway while posted up and then up n under is nearly impossible for avg pickup game defender to stop. you can cover so much ground even w/o having your dribble.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 22:00 (eight months ago) link

nothing better than hitting randoms at the gym with an up and under over and over.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 22:01 (eight months ago) link

four months pass...

Guy who played semi-pro ball (in the ABA. which I was initially super impressed by...but turns out it has no affiliation with the old ABA. uses the same red-white-blue ball though. It's a step below the G League) started coming to my open gym nights. We basically have to give him the 3 worst players in 4 on 4 games to have it be even. Even then, other team will be up by a bunch and he'll just go ok lemme swish 5 step back 3's from pro range with a hand in my face to get this W really quick.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 19:21 (four months ago) link

lol

it really is a different world

mookieproof, Friday, 18 October 2019 19:25 (four months ago) link

thank god he's not super tall (6'2") or I'd have no hope of defending him

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 20:28 (four months ago) link

There was an argument over whose ball it was. He said he'll shoot for it. I say uh yeah if you shoot from 3 with your left hand. He smiles at me and swishes it. "haha fuck you man" I say.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 20:30 (four months ago) link

https://www.lmtonline.com/sports/article/Swarm-in-SA-after-roster-shakeup-ends-losing-10907808.php

He's Cam. So 2.5 yrs ago was getting paid to play ball. I couldn't even make my middle school team lol (though I would've made his middle school team. less competition out here).

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 20:35 (four months ago) link

hype video!!

mookieproof, Friday, 18 October 2019 20:43 (four months ago) link

lol Killa Cam. Bet he gave himself that nickname.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 18 October 2019 20:45 (four months ago) link

Cacciatore huh? Harden should just let him have the cooking celebration with a name like that

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 18 October 2019 21:14 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

This new guy showed up to invite-only run at this Mormon church. After 5 mins of full court action, he was totally gassed and sat out for a few minutes, then finished the game. Could tell he was still completely exhausted and trying to catch his breath. I stepped out to go blow my nose in bathroom, come back and dude is passed out on floor convulsing. Yeesh. Apparently he stood up and blacked out, crashed to the floor and smacked his head hard. Quite a bit of blood on the court.
He was fairly lucid by time paramedics arrived, and was able to walk out on his own and get driven to the hospital to stitch up the gash in back of his head. Crazy.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 November 2019 18:18 (three months ago) link

Some non-hooping Mormons came over to see what was going on, and offered to give him a blessing. He accepted. One of them had a lil vial of holy water that they splashed on him I think? Very bizarre thing to witness for someone like me who was raised without religion.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 November 2019 18:19 (three months ago) link

fuck

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:37 (three months ago) link

think i prob mentioned itt when it happened that i broke a guys nose w the top of my head driving to the hole

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:38 (three months ago) link

block or charge

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:59 (three months ago) link

think i prob mentioned itt when it happened that i broke a guys nose w the top of my head driving to the hole

― lag∞n, Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:38 PM (twenty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

did this to one of my best friends about a year ago tok

k3vin k., Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:01 (three months ago) link

Damn hope that guy got checked out a bit beyond the stitches, convulsing after a blow to the back of the head is a bad sign.

omar little, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:21 (three months ago) link

sounds intense dang

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:22 (three months ago) link

damn that's really scary.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:54 (three months ago) link

yeah I hope hospital staff were thorough, but he was answering all the paramedic's questions (eg what day of the week is it, what's your DOB, etc) correctly. I guess symptoms from a head injury can not show up days later tho? was just good to see him walking, giving everyone daps on the way out.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 November 2019 21:10 (three months ago) link

block or charge

― A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

think it was a block but tight call def

lag∞n, Friday, 22 November 2019 05:20 (two months ago) link

https://imgur.com/a/pp07rSh

dude was running from cops and gave himself up right in front of the hoops I was at yesterday. Sounded like caught soliciting underage sex. Yeesh stay classy Cottonwood.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 25 November 2019 21:56 (two months ago) link

So that guy who fainted and cut open his head last week died. Crazy. Apparently was headed to Phoenix for more testing and died en route. They think this head injury was the last straw following several of them when he was younger and played football. Such a sad story. If he didn't try standing up while lightheaded, would prob still be alive.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:37 (two months ago) link

Died 2 days ago so it was several days after his injury.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:38 (two months ago) link

holy cow

gbx, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:39 (two months ago) link

Wow man wtf that is insane

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:49 (two months ago) link

jeez

k3vin k., Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:46 (two months ago) link

yeesh

micah, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:33 (two months ago) link

Holy shit that’s awful

omar little, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:26 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Have had 3 guys who haven't been at open gym in months reach out to me today asking if we're playing tonight. Ah New Year's resolutions.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 2 January 2020 22:29 (one month ago) link

be nice!

peloton for the painfully alone (m bison), Thursday, 2 January 2020 22:34 (one month ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Friday, 3 January 2020 03:55 (one month ago) link

I still keep thinking about that dude that died...

championship winning vibration (Spottie), Friday, 3 January 2020 03:57 (one month ago) link

So there's action shot of me hoopin in the local paper. Showed it to Mr Semi-Pro, Cam. Then he shows me pic of him on a huge fucking billboard in Laredo TX lolol ok you win dude.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:41 (one month ago) link

pics or it didnt happen

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:44 (one month ago) link

his pic is on his instagram but I'm not on instagram so don't know his account

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:54 (one month ago) link

Killer. But did it go in?

Fetchboy, Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:59 (one month ago) link

It had to have. I'm terrible at finishing except for my righty scoops and reverses from left side.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:02 (one month ago) link

mind you I do usually use my left from the left side, but sometimes you gotta go righty to avoid defender blk attempt from behind

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:05 (one month ago) link

if dude on left looks high af, it's because he is

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:06 (one month ago) link


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