Podcast: Training Inspiration with the Over the Hill Dunker

The Over the Hill Dunker–5’11”, 48-year old Andy Nicholson, shares his journey to becoming a competitive dunker in his 40’s. He also told us a few of his training secrets.

Training Inspiration with the Over the Hill Dunker

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Andy Nicholson accomplished something pretty extraordinary: dunking a basketball when most people thought he might be a little too old to do so. His story is so inspiring, it was used as the basis for this mini-documentary:

While Andy is one of the people inspiring my journey to dunk as 43-year old. Andy, himself, was inspired by the under-dog story of Jacob Tucker, an undersized guy from a small school in Illinois who got a special opportunity to compete in the NCAA dunk contest in 2011… and won it.

However, Andy says this guy is the best dunker on the planet: Jordan Kilganon.

Andy disclosed that he spends a reallllly long time warming up. Several of his warm up exercises include dorsiflexion–which was term I wasn’t familiar with. Here it is simply described:

In addition to a good warm-up, Andy’s secret to success probably rests in the fact that he has a lot of fun doing what he’s doing. Take a listen to the interview… you’ll hear how much he enjoys getting down with dunking.

Published by RyanDunn

Ryan Dunn has a bunch of certificates on his desk. A few are awards for content production and marketing. Another marks his ordination as a minister. One says he’s earned a BA in English from the University of Iowa. The certificate next to that says he earned an MA in Christian Practice from Duke (with honors!). Ryan is most proud, though, of the things he’s created: The Compass Podcast, some deep content on RethinkChurch.org, a series of practical spiritual advice videos, a long-lasting marriage, and fantastic little boy. (He enjoyed A LOT of help on all of those projects, especially the last two.)

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