Jump Manual Vs Vert Shock: Which one is for you?

Before we looked at Vert Shock as a training program to dramatically improve your jumping ability. However, there’s another big player in the scene – The Jump Manual. This program was recently featured in the GQ magazine (http://www.gq.com/story/how-to-dunk-a-basketball-in-ten-weeks-or-less) and was the first major jump training program out there.

Developed by Jacob Hiller, a professional basketball coach and personal trainer who himself has a crazy vertical, the Jump Manual is priced competitively with Vert Shock and offers similar workouts. In general, people say Jump Manual is more detailed but less concise than Vert Shock, which is recommended most. Here is a great article that compares the two programs for vertical jump training.

Personally, I’ve not tried the programs as I am pretty satisfied with my dunking ability. However, it would make sense to try them since they offer a money back guarantee – perhaps even try both and see which one works for you before you make the final purchase.


What are the Biggest Basketball brands? Part 2

Today we’ll be following on from part 1 and looking at more of the biggest brands in basketball. We’ll be looking at the names behind NBA apparel and the biggest hoop manufacturers.

NBA Apparel

  1. Adidas: Adidas currently hold the rights to providing all NBA teams with their jerseys. This pretty much makes them dominate this area, and you don’t see the kit diversity you see in some other major sports. However, their contract with the NBA runs out in 2017.
  2. Nike: The NBA jerseys might be done by Adidas right now but not for much longer. This year, Nike secured a $1bn contract to make all NBA uniforms after the Adidas contract expires. Already being the dominant brand in Basketball shoes, it won’t be long before they also dominate apparel.


  1. Spalding: Once again, Spalding tops another NBA list. They completely dominate the basketball hoops scene, providing the NBA with their own backboard systems. They also have a range of hoops for ordinary households which you can purchase.
  2. Lifetime: Not a big name in the professional leagues, but Lifetime is possibly the best selling hoop manufacturers for consumers. They are price competitive and don’t skimp on quality.

Thanks for checking out this series on the biggest brands in basketball. Be sure to come back to our website for more interesting articles!


Lifetime Basketball – https://www.lifetime.com/gallery/sporting-goods/basketball

Bloomberg Article – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-10/nike-wins-contract-to-make-nba-uniforms-taking-over-for-adidas

What are the biggest Basketball Brands? Part 1

Basketball has a rich history, and the sporting brands that back the sport are no exception. Perhaps the brand we associate most with Basketball is Spalding, who are responsible for creating the official NBA game ball. However, there are other major players in the game, like Nike who have become a huge name as a result of their basketball shoes. Here we will cover the biggest brands in Basketball.


  • Spalding: Founded in 1876, Spalding is not a household sporting name. However, when it comes to Basketball, everyone knows the brand. That is undoubtedly due to it being the official supplier of basketballs for the NBA. Obviously, its balls are top notch.
  • Wilson: Wilson is a big name in professional sports. They supply the NFL game balls and have a big following in all of the American sports. They supply the NCAA official game ball, and offer many other top quality basketballs.
  • Of the three, Nike is the biggest brand. They are better known for sports clothing and footwear, but they also have an impressive range of Basketballs.



  • Nike: Absolutely huge. They have dominated the Basketball footwear range by sponsoring big names like Jordan and Lebron James.
  • Adidas: Nike’s biggest rival, Adidas, unsurprisingly gives them a good fight in the Basketball footwear scene. Though they are behind by a fair margin, they have some great shoes like the J-wall 1s.
  • Under Armour: UA has really only just started to become a big player in mainstream sports. Other than their perfectly fitting sportswear, they now offer some amazing Basketball shoes, like those worn by Stephen Curry. They have overtaken And1 who used to be the dark horse of the Basketball footwear brands.


Hope you enjoyed the article. In the next part of the series we’ll be looking at Basketball brands for vests and other gear.


Spalding – Wikipedia

Under Armour – Wikipedia

Complex – 2015 best sneakers


Vert Shock: The Best Vertical Jump Training Program?

Vert Shock method is a new training program that’s designed to boost the individual’s vertical leaping abilities. Vert Shock was created by prominent sports persons Adam Folker and also ‘Jus Fly’ Justin Darlington.

When made use of correctly, the program will certainly improve your verticals by 9 to 15 inches in as little as eight weeks, and you’ll be dunking with ease. It’s a strong Vert Shock testimonial statement from the designers, yet those who have tried it state that it really works!

Vert Shock is subdivided into numerous segments, and all the information available comes in a form of software program content with video clips as well as overviews that users can locate in the participants area. As highlighted over, the program is meant to last for a period of 8 weeks and features the first stage of Pre-Shock, Shock, and also Post-Shock.

In the initial step, Pre-Shock stage, participants are shown how you can condition their bodies in such a way that they come to be ready for more rigorous workouts that exist ahead. It takes one week and also by the end of it, you’ll be able to boost your verticals by at least 3-5 inches.

The Pre-Shock stage is subsequently followed by the Shock Stage, which lasts for an entire 6 week duration, and essentially shocks the user’s nerves right into carrying out high leaps but in a secure means.

Ultimately, there’s the Post-Shock stage that helps in receiving the newly gotten gains and making the individual’s muscles used to fast-activation response.

Exactly what’s specifically appealing regarding this program is that though it was meant to be used by pro-athletes, it has actually consistently confirmed to help various other people as well. Any kind of individual who desires to utilize it in spite of their level of health and fitness still has a whole lot to acquire.

1. It’s backed-up by years of detailed clinical research study and also founded after strong training principles.

2. It saves users time by staying clear of unprofitable methods and also focusing much more on what in fact works.

3. Keeps you secure and also safe and secure from injuries that come as a result of over-training.

4. It’s made to comprehensively work on all aspects of upright jumping so that you can obtain quicker results.

Adam Folker’s Vert Shock program is an absolutely fantastic vertical leap training program that can only be recommended to any aspiring dunker.