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How It Feels To Throw Down Your First Dunk

From Travon Morgan 

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You don’t understand how great it felt to throw down my first dunk. I felt like I won a million dollars. If you are working towards dunking a basketball, I promise you that when you achieve that goal it will be worth it.

Hard-work vs. Talent

For me, throwing down my first dunk was one of the best things that has ever happened in my life.


The reason why is because I wanted to dunk a basketball since I was about 5 years old and I finally accomplished that goal when I was 15.

If I would’ve naturally been able to dunk it wouldn’t have been such a big deal, but I actually had to increase my vertical jump through consistent and persistent vertical jump training. I spent over a hundred bucks on products that promised to help me increase by vertical jump to 50 inches.

Most of those products told me to lift weights but I didn’t have access to a gym so I couldn’t use the programs properly and actually see if the workouts actually work.

I was also held back by jumper’s knee. I had inflammation in my patellar tendon and it hurt to do plyometric exercises such as jump squats, depth jumps, and even regular squats were a pain at times.

Anyway, I pushed through the discomfort and I threw down my first dunk at the end of my freshman year.

Is The Monthly/Yearly Commitment Worth It?

If you really want to throw down your first dunk you have to analyze your situation. If you can’t grab or at least touch the rim of a 10 ft basketball hoop, then you probably have months if not years of training to go through in order to start dunking on a consistent basis.

If you can grab the rim or at least touch the rim right now, you could throw down your first dunk in three months or less, with the right training and work ethic.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how long it takes. It took me 10 years to reach my goal and it was worth the wait.

I’ll admit that there were times when I wish I was naturally gifted with amazing vertical jump ability and there were times when I wished that I didn’t have to work so hard to increase my vertical jump.

But like I said, at the end of the day it was all worth it.

It is much more rewarding to achieve something knowing that you had to work for it rather than it being handed to you.

Belief + Consistent Action = Success

If you want to dunk a basketball it is up to you.

Unless you were gifted with amazing genes, or a God-given talent, you will have to take matters into your own hands.

Believe that you will dunk one day. Visualize yourself dunking. Then do whatever it takes to make that visualization come to reality.

The last thing you want to do is start making excuses. Anybody can do that. Success comes to those who believe in themselves and take action.

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