Tuesday, September 4, 2018

$1,000 bet to land first dunk by October 2nd by 44 year old DJ!

I had a blast last week doing a radio/podcast interview with a DJ from Kansas City named Brady Goodman. He made a $1,000 bet with a coworker that he would be able to land his first dunk within a year (which is coming up quick - October 2nd). He's 44 years old, 6'2" and has never dunked in his life on a 10 foot rim.

He asked me about my dunk journey, the creation of The Dunk Camp, and much more.

Check it out!

You can listen to the interview at the link below or search "BGdunks2018" (Episode 17) on your favorite podcast player.


Monday, August 27, 2018

Review of The Dunk Camp 2018 and what's next...

The Dunk Camp was another dream come true for me in the world of dunking. It's crazy to think where this journey to dunk before I turned 40 years old has taken me. I am so grateful and more convinced than ever that chasing your dreams (whether all of them come true or not) is absolutely worth it!

So...how was the first dunk camp? It was EPIC!!! Here are some of the stats:
  • 48 athletes
  • 12 pro dunkers and trainers
  • 7 countries
  • 4 feet of vert gained in 4 days
  • 82% increased their no-step vertical from Day 1 to Day 4
  • 78% increased their full approach vertical from Day 1 to Day 4
  • 4 guys landed their first dunk on 10 feet
  • Tons more landed new dunks they had never done before
  • 3 dunk contests
  • 1 insane dunk show
  • Priceless memories and friendships 
There were several highlights for me...but probably the biggest ones were seeing guys hit their first dunks on 10 feet. You will always remember your first dunk and for them to have that happen in the same gym with 60 other guys obsessed with dunking and being able to celebrate that moment with them was incredible. Here's one of those moments:

If you are a fan of dunking and the dunking world (which I assume you are since you found this blog), you may know "Slamfromabove" on YouTube. He made this great video that does a great job providing a recap of the camp. Check it out!

Finally, if you wish you would of gone to The Dunk Camp this year...you will have a chance next year! We have already opened registration for our next camp - June 24-27, 2019. Hope to see you there! Learn more and register at www.thedunkcamp.com.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Dunk Camp is going to be CRAZY!

So...I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for The Dunk Camp!

We now have athletes signed up to attend from 7 countries!!!
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United States
We also just added Jonathan Clark as one of our pro dunkers! Maybe he will hit the double eastbay at The Dunk Camp! With how things are coming together, I won't be surprised if he does!

As of today, we have about 10 spots left and I would really like to fill them. If you are thinking about coming, DO IT! Send me a DM on Instagram for a special discount available to the 3 people who still read this blog. LOL!

Let's go!!!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Who's Coming to The Dunk Camp!?

In addition to some of the top pro dunkers and experts in the field of athletic performance, we also have athletes signed up for The Dunk Camp from Mexico, Hawaii, Canada, and all over the U.S.

So excited!

There are still a few spots available! For anyone who still reads my blog, I will give you a special discount! :) Just DM me on Instagram @thedunkcamp for details.

Let's gooooooooooo!!!!

Here's a progress video for one of our pro dunkers - CJ Champion. Insane!!! If you want to jump higher and dunk, come to the Dunk Camp!!!

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Dunk Camp - June 2018

Some of the coolest experiences of my life have happened during these last several years of chasing my dunking dreams. But, I think the news I'm sharing with you today is the one I'm the most excited about.

I am very pleased to announce "The Dunk Camp" will take place June 18-21 at the Karl Malone Training Center in Utah. The Dunk Camp will bring together some of the top trainers and best dunkers in the world to help aspiring and elite dunkers learn everything from the basics to the secrets of dunking and jumping higher.

Here are just a few of the trainers and dunkers who will be there:

Tyler Ray - Project Pure Athlete
Mark McKown - Utah Jazz
Ricky Norton - Norton Performance

Isaiah Rivera - pro dunker
CJ Champion - pro dunker
Steven Celi - YouTube dunker
Dallon Findlay - pro dunker

We will be doing extensive testing on each athlete's jumping, agility, and mobility so our trainers can create a customized 12 week training program for each individual. If you want to get your first dunk, get your hops back, or take your athleticism to the next level -- I believe this will be the best way to accomplish those goals.

More than anything, I can't wait to be in the same gym with approximately 60 guys who all share the same dream and are working to get better. The energy will be electric and I believe it will be something we remember for the rest of our lives. I can't wait!!!

Please leave a comment, share with your friends, and even better - come to The Dunk Camp! It would be amazing to meet and train with you!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I'm on Bleacher Report!

My "mid-life" crisis that started about 6 years ago with chasing my dunking dreams has resulted in me being in Sports Illustrated, SLAM Magazine, Dunkademics, and now Bleacher Report!


It makes no sense and is absolutely crazy! So grateful and so worth all the hard work I've put in.

Keep chasing your dreams - no matter how ridiculous they may be!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New goal! 40 inch vert!

Just in case anyone still reads this blog...I thought I'd provide a quick update:

A little over a year ago (when I was much younger -- age 44), I was jumping the highest I've ever jumped in my life at any age. And as you probably know by now, I was able to compete in my first dunk contest. It was a lifelong dream and it came true. It was freaking awesome! If you don't know this story, watch the documentary!

However, since then I've had not been able to get back to that level. I've had some injuries which didn't help things but probably the biggest factor is a lack of motivation. Once I had achieved the dream of competing in the dunk contest, my motivation took a serious nose dive. I started skipping workouts instead of skipping dessert! :)

So...I needed a new goal and here it is!!! I want a 40 inch (running) vert! I estimate on my very best jumping days leading up to the dunk contest and on the day of the dunk contest that I was jumping around 37". So it will take getting back to my peak and then some to reach this new goal. Is it possible? Let's find out!!!

I'm making a new series of videos called "40 over 40" (40 inch vert over 40 years old) and invite you to follow along as I continue battling Father Time and the laws of gravity!

Here's the Intro Video

Thanks for your support! If you actually read this, please post a comment so I know whether or not to spend any more time on this blog thing. I feel like no one reads blogs anymore...