Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nate Robinson Deserves More Respect: Nasty Nate HIIT



 

Go to 7:20 of this video...I know all the basketball fans remember this...Nate Robinson in the 2006 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, attempting the infamous "between the legs" dunk over and over....and over again.  Eight times to be exact!  Many of you probably got a nice little chuckle at Nate's expense as he kept missing the dunk.  If you are in that camp, you need to pay this man some respect!!

Do you have any idea how tiring that had to be?  To basically jog/run/sprint half court, then jump as high as you can?  Then, repeat it in a very short interval?  Let me tell you, IT IS TIRING AS HELL!!  

How do I know?  Well, I integrated a version of this into my high-intensity interval training.  Here are the details of the Nasty Nate Slam Dunk HIIT workout (it's pretty simple, yet effective):

1.  Start at one end of a basketball court (or half court)
2.  Sprint toward the basket and jump as high as you can.  If you can already dunk, try to touch the highest point of the backboard.  If you can't dunk, act like you are attempting to dunk.
3.  Once you land sprint back to your starting position.
4.  Rest for 20-30 seconds and repeat until failure.

I promise, it will not take long for you to be gassed!! 

And once you pick yourself up off of the floor, be sure to hit @nate_robinson up on Twitter and apologize LOL! 

#thatisall

Dr. O 
"I don't live to eat...I eat to live!"

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