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A 18-year-old male asked:

is there a way to train myself to increase my verticle jump? i'm about 5'11" tall can nearly touch the rim and am working to dunk a basketball.

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Practice: Practice! practice! practice! only by practice you can improve.As you know all olympic talents practice for years on a daily basis for many hours.

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