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...


Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Documentary is now live - Check it out!

I'm not posting here much anymore (please follow me on IG @overthehilldunker) but I wanted to let you know the documentary following my dream to be in my first dunk contest at age 44 is now on YouTube.

Check it out!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Over The Hill Dunker - trailer for new documentary

We recently finished the trailer for the Documentary following my journey to try and compete in my first dunk contest. Hope you will check it out and share with others! Thanks!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Overthehilldunker Documentary

Last year when I decided to go after this somewhat crazy dream of being in a dunk contest at my age (43 at the time), I thought this journey has the potential of being a documentary. And, I've always wanted to make a documentary! So why not try and fulfill two dreams at the same time! :)

During the last 6 months, I've been filming interviews, training, dunk sessions, and more for the documentary and I just finished up a short teaser and would like to share it with you.

If you would like to see this documentary, please help me get the word out by commenting, sharing, and liking the video. Thanks! 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dunk contest at age 44???

About 5 months ago, I got this crazy idea that I should sign-up for a dunk contest as part of Fitcon Utah on April 30th in order to push myself as hard as possible. Since setting that big goal, I've been training probably the hardest I've ever trained in my life as well as trying to be super disciplined with my diet. And, it has paid off! I'm jumping really well right now -- maybe even the highest I've ever jumped.

But, will all this hard work pay off? You can't just sign-up for this dunk contest. You have to be accepted to compete! So, I put together a mix of my best dunks over the last few months, added some music, and sent it off to FitCon.

I should hear back from them soon and am hoping for good news!

Here's the video I submitted. Enjoy!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Getting Older...But Jumping Higher!!!

I'm posting more often on Instagram so follow me there @overthehilldunker

At 44 years YOUNG, I'm on the verge of jumping the highest I have ever jumped and certainly the highest I've jumped in over 15 years.

I got a few really nice dunks on Saturday including a couple of 2 handers off the glass and know I could have had several more good dunks but there were a bunch of guys who just wanted to play pick-up so I was only able to get in a few attempts. Would have liked to try a few more windmills and other dunks I'm trying to learn but didn't get the opportunity. Next time!

Jumping felt so easy. It was also the first time wearing the Jordan 29s and they felt great. So maybe it was the shoes! So stoked with my progress and so stoked I set the crazy goal of being in the fitconutah dunk contest as it has pushed me so hard to reach my goals. No way I would have come this far without this big goal.

Go get your dreams!