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How can a person dunk a basketball?

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A person can learn how to dunk a basketball by strengthening the core muscles of his or her body, determining the proper jump-off point and practicing the move repeatedly. It is important to work on learning to dunk a basketball in practice sessions before attempting the move in an actual game.

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Muscle training for the legs and hands is key, since it will help the player have enough strength to propel themselves to the basket while having the hand strength to palm the basketball. Leg exercises to try include squat jumps and skips. Players should work with smaller balls, such as golf balls and tennis balls, before trying to attempt a dunk with a larger ball. Learning where to begin the dunk will also help the player, since beginning a jump too far out will end up in a missed dunk.

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