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How to Dunk

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How to Dunk: Understanding Strength vs. Power
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Sure, he's ripped. But can he dunk?

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When attempting to build up your vertical leaping ability, it's important to understand the difference between strength and power.

Simply put, strength is how much force your muscles can exert. Power is how quickly that force can be exerted.

Jumping is about power, not strength; to build your vertical leaping ability, you'll want to concentrate on power-building exercises.

But building that power requires a strong base, so your program starts with some basic strength training.

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