Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 26, 2009--The First Visual Evidence--Jaime Tries to Dunk...

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So that you, Dear Reader, know that I am a real person, I have uploaded three short videos: the first, showing my knee-to-chest jumps and a little too much of my butt; the second, my jump rope routine; the third, my first attempt to dunk. After positioning the video camera on a little tripod (I upgraded from my earlier beach chair concoction), I made a fairly-sorry attempt at a left handed dunk. Being that I'd forgotten to bring my trusty tennis ball, I improvised by using a mini-medicine ball, similar to the balls used in a swimming pool.

My second attempt was honestly a little better than I expected it to be. Trying to achieve to perfect run-up to the rim, I felt a little awkward in my jump cadence, but you'll see that I came pretty dang close to a clean and clear tennis-ball dunk.

Encouraged by brush with Candace Parker-tinged-greatness, I'm ready to hit the lab with renewed fervor, knowing that another well-performed calf raise, a lengthened stretch for my tight hamstrings, or a to-failure set of squats may be the tipping point, may raise me to heights accomplished by the members of the fraternal Phi Slamma Jamma...

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for...

    (a) the stretching shot of your butt on the first video;
    (b) the tutorial on how to jump rope; and
    (c) the awkward contempt I now have toward pink plastic balls and/or pool toys.

    Why no bangin' soundtrack?

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  2. Somebody please get that man a pair of athletic shorts!

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