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Posted by Barry on Mar 8, 2012

P90X2 a Slam Dunk

Many of you may not know of or follow the blog of P90X and P90X2 insider Steve Edwards (you can find him on the BB website http://steve-edwards.blogspot.com/).  Back when P90X2 was in the formation stages, Steve passed along many of the previews on his blog.

He’s also been very involved with following the Postactivation Potentiation (PAP) training of professional and elite athletes at the P3 training facility (which is where Tony Horton spent a lot of time working to develop the PAP workouts for P90X2).

I want to pass along this article from Steve’s blog that highlights how PAP training is being used for athletes such as Jeremy Evans, who just won the NBA Slam Dunk contest last weekend!

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P90X2 A Slam Dunk!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to P3 athlete Jeremy Evans who won the NBA slam dunk competition on All Star Weekend. In this video of Evans training at P3 you’ll see him doing a lot of the same movements we do in P90X2, including the exact same PAP movements (step-up convicts to split squats).

 

He began training at P3 immediately after being drafted, where Dr. Marcus Elliott and his staff have turned him into a dunking machine. Over 60% of his baskets have come via dunk, not counting this one:

 

When people use their athleticism to punch their meal ticket this is the kind of training they do. And it’s no coincidence Jeremy’s doing what’s more or less an X2 workout, since Elliott and P3 were integral in its design. If you want to improve your hops, or any aspect of your athleticism, P90X2’s a slam dunk.

This clip shows Evans’ winning dunks, with a guest appearance from fellow P3 athlete Gordon Hayward. Incidentally, after Blake Griffin won last year’s contest jumping over a car Evans went out and did it “just to see if I could.” He one-ups him this year by jumping over a seated Hayward, catching and dunking two balls in the process. Insane. Then he jumps over someone standing fully erect. Wow.

 

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I enjoyed that article from Steve Edwards.  It’s pretty cool that the same training that today’s elite athletes are using to be at the top of their game is what we have available to us, in our own homes, thanks to Tony Horton, Beachbody, and the team of experts who collaborated to bring us P90X2.

 

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