Table of Content
- 1 What Exactly Is Vert Shock?
- 2 Who Is Adam Folker?
- 3 Who Is Justin ‘Jus Fly’?
- 4 How Does Vert Shock Work?
- 5 3 Phase System
- 6 My Results With The Program
- 7 What I Liked About The Program
- 8 What I Didn’t Like
- 9 Will This System Work For You?
- 10 Vert Shock Complex Training Routines
- 11 Thincpro Jump Like Justin Workout
- 12 Free PDF Download (eBook)
- 13 Summary
One of the things I get every time I open my inbox is emails from people asking me if I tried Adam Folker’s Vert Shock program.
For a long time my answer was
“No, haven’t tried it”
But after a while I got tired of people asking me the same question again and again and not being able to give them a good answer.
So I decided to do something about it…
I didn’t have enough time to do the program myself because my schedule was just too packed.
I decided the best thing to do would be to bring you my friend Phil here who tried the program on himself and has tested it completely from A-to-Z.
I asked him to make a detailed review and a video where he shares his thoughts and experience with the program.. and so he did.
So without further ado, Phil, the stage is yours…
Watch This Video Of Phil Reviewing The Program
In basketball, the ability to jump high is a MUST-requirement for doing just about anything, whether it’s going for a layup, blocking a shot, grabbing a rebound, and of course dunking.
For me it used to be that my vertical was my Achilles heel, it was my biggest weakness point. The fact that I couldn’t get high enough was causing me a lot of troubles on the court.
My vertical was so lame that I just didn’t think there was much I could do about it.
I chose to focus on other areas of my game and gave up on my dream to dunk all-together, hoping that impressing people with my three-pointers and hit ratios would be enough to draw attention away from me being SUCK at jumping.
It didn’t take long for me though to realize that my game needed to be well-rounded and that I have to be able to play more ways.
Sure, every good player has his own special strengths and talents, but there’s something to be said for mastering the fundamentals. I might not be able to slam the ball like Blake Griffin, but I still needed to have a chance when playing under the rim.
So I set out to find a solution…
I trained hard by following any and all advice I could find.
I tried all-sorts of gimmicks such as jumpsoles and strength shoes, and used a lot of different programs such as Air Alert etc..
But it just didn’t work!
To be honest, some of the programs I did were OK, but I wouldn’t consider them to be a success.
I made very little progress with these programs, 4-5 inches nothing more.. and it usually disappeared after I changed my training regime or stopped doing that program.
This was the case for many years…
a cycle of attempt and failure that has kept going on-and-on until I finally had a breakthrough…
I found out about Vert Shock!
What Exactly Is Vert Shock?
Vert Shock is a new vertical jump training system developed by Adam Folker and Justin ‘Jus Fly’ Darlington. It’s a 3 phase step-by-step program that was made specifically to help athletes increase their explosiveness and jump higher.
The program guarantees to increase your vertical by 9-15 inches within the course of just 8 weeks and have you dunking in no time.
It’s a pretty bold statement, and if you know me you know I don’t believe in fairy tales or magic solutions…
I was very curious to try this program because the guys who created it (Adam Folker and Justin ‘Jus Fly’) are pretty legit and reputable, and their name is attached to this program, so they won’t waste their time or risk their name with a scammy low-quality product.
Plus, the program seemed to be working for so many people with a lower vertical than mine so I thought to myself if they can do it, then so could I.
Who Is Adam Folker?
Adam Folker is the guy who created Vert Shock. Already in high school Adam made a name for himself when he was selected as one of the Top 5 high school basketball players in Canada.
After that, he played Division-I basketball in the NCAA for UC Irvine, and now he’s playing professional basketball overseas.
But Adam wasn’t always a great athlete.
He actually confessed that in his early years he could barely touch the rim (a lot like me) and he was nothing special as an athlete.
This is quite a statement for someone who played Center at UC Irvine (one of the biggest basketball franchises in the NCAA) and has trained with NBA players.
When I heard about him and his Folker System program, I knew anything he’d have to say about jumping would at least prove to be useful for me.
Who Is Justin ‘Jus Fly’?
If you don’t know who Jus Fly is and you’re a passionate jumper then you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 years.
Justin Darlington aka ‘Jus Fly’ is one of the world’s best dunkers.
It’s estimated that his vertical is 53 inches (CRAZY) and he has used these 53 inches of air time to build himself a name by showcasing his talent all over the world winning some huge dunk contests, including the Nike Dunk Contest with Lebron and Anthony Davis.
The guy is so good that a few teams on the NBA actually hired him to come and train their athletes.
A famous example would be DeMar DeRozan from the Raptors, who was trained for the NBA Dunk Contest by no less than Jus Fly himself.
All this is proof enough to show you that the guy definitely knows what he’s doing.
Over the years Jus Fly has developed some really unique strategies and techniques that helped him increase his vertical up to 53 inches and established him as one of the top dunkers on the planet.
Jus Fly has played a huge role in the building of this program due his large knowledge and experience.
He shares a lot of his methods and routines inside Vert Shock.
How Does Vert Shock Work?
Vert Shock works by using very specific high-intensity high-impact workouts which target your nervous system, particularly the nerves in your legs. It uses advanced plyometrics and exercises that focus heavily on your Type-2 Fibers, these are your fast-twitch muscle fibers.
The idea behind this method is that the faster your muscles will fire, the more force you’ll be able generate, and the higher your jump will be.
Here’s a video that explains in more detail how the program works:
3 Phase System
Vert Shock is designed as an 8 week training program and it’s broken down into 3 different phases: Pre-Shock, Shock and Post-Shock phase.
This is the first phase of the program, it lasts for only one week and it’s designed to get your body up and ready for the main portion of the training (which is the Shock Phase).
It’s basically a pre-conditioning period where you ‘warm-up’ your body and prepare it to take some serious beating.
Already in this phase I gained 3 inches and felt the improvement.
I’ve seen people who even gained 5 inches, but this is a rare case though.
Typically most guys gain about 1-3 inches in this week.
On to the next phase…
2. Shock Phase
Coming up next we have the Shock Phase.
This is where the real action begins.
It’s where the “shocking” of your muscles actually takes place.
It’s also where I made most of my progress.
The Shock Phase lasts for 6 full weeks and it’s in this phase where your body is constantly put under pressure and your muscles are constantly stimulated to behave differently.
The goal here is to get your muscles to react super fast in order to create that high explosive strength that sends you above the rim.
This phase was initially pretty easy for me, but as I made progress through the program it started getting harder and harder because my muscles were starting to get sore and I was very tired near the end of it.
However it was very much worth it because…
I gained 7 inches from it!
And it’s in this stage where I finally got my first dunk. (#YEAH!!!)
3. Post Shock
Finally there’s the Post-Shock phase, which is the last week of the program.
This week is where you seal-off your newly obtained gains and make your muscles accustomed to the fast neurological response.
I hardly gained anything in this week, but it didn’t bother me at all because I was happy to finally slow it down a bit and allow myself to take it easy after 6 straight weeks of hardcore training.
My Results With The Program
Overall I can’t be happier with the results I’ve gotten from Vert Shock, I managed to gain 10 inches and achieve my goal of dunking.
For me that’s absolutely insane.
Nothing I tried in the past has worked for me so well.
Even Jesse (who finally took the time to try VS himself) has now come to agreement with me that VS is easily one of the best vertical jump programs right now.
For me, nothing comes close to it in terms of effectiveness and value-for-money (only $67 after discount), it’s the cure I had been waiting for all that time.
And now, after 2 months down the road, I can finally say that I don’t have to rely only on my jump shot to survive on the court, my game is much more rounded and people are definitely starting to take notice.
Opponents that once thought they had me all figured out now don’t know what to do about me. They can’t seem to handle the fact that I’m blocking their shots and stealing all their rebounds. I’ve managed to overcome one of my greatest limitations in the game and it’s all thanks to this program.
I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging, I know I’m far from being inducted into the hall of fame, but I’m very happy that I found something that works.
Here are my results with the program after only 3 months:
I gained 5.5 more inches after doing Vert Shock the second time.
After seeing such a huge success with it when doing it the first time, I told myself I gotta try it one more time.
So I took 2 weeks off, gave myself some time to recover, and restarted the program right from the beginning.
My goal was simple – reach a 40 inch vertical!
So I restarted the program.
I went through the entire 8 weeks just as before and did everything exactly the same.
The only thing I changed was adding the Jump Like Justin Workout which helped me to go harder and more intense in the workouts.
Other than that, it was pretty much all the same.
But to be honest I was a little bit disappointed…
I thought I would get at least another 7-9 inches.
But as you can see, I added just 5.5, which is only half of what I gained the first time when doing the program.
I am very happy with what I got because it was just enough for me to complete my objective and finally reach my goal of achieving a 40 inch vertical.
After doing Vert Shock the second time I finished with a 40.7″ vertical.
That, my friends, is the result of pure hard work and dedication for 4.5 months straight.
Here’s a graph that shows you my progress each week as I went through the program. I’ve updated this graph to include the second time I did the program too.
Pretty amazing, huh!?
That’s what you get when you train hard and you train the right way.
What I Liked About The Program
- No weight lifting, no gym, and no equipment required – Everything is based on bodyweight and plyometric exercises that are proven to work for increasing your vertical leap.
- Cuts down training times – The program is highly efficient in producing fast results by focusing strongly on your fast twitch muscle fibers.
- Safe for teenagers – Will not stunt your growth!
- Easy to understand and implement – the instructions are very easy to follow and there’s guidance for every step of the way.
- Keeps you safe from injuries and overtraining (very important once you start jumping high).
- Can be accessed from anywhere and on any device.
- Provides ongoing support – Adam himself answers all of your questions and offers personal help and advice. There’s also weekly email check-ins to make sure that you stay motivated and that you keep pushing forward towards your goals.
- Has a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee – The program guarantees your success with a 60 day money back guarantee. If you’re not getting results, you get your money back. Simple as that.
What I Didn’t Like
- Requires internet connection – the program is only accessible through the net so you need to either have a WiFi/data connection, or you need go through the materials at home before you leave for your workout.
The workout sheets and the printable materials however can be downloaded to your phone/computer.
- On some browsers the videos were not loading or loaded a bit slow. Switching to another browser seems to have solved the problem for me.
- Very fatiguing for the legs, especially towards the end of the Shock phase.
- Lots of cross promotion on the site to other products.
- Not a lot of information and knowledge about the science of vertical jumping.
If you’re looking to learn the know-how of jumping and dive deep into the scientific research, you’ll have to do that on your own, as the program doesn’t explain much of the physics behind the training.
If it works, it works!
Will This System Work For You?
There’s only one main reason why Vert Shock might not work for you…
That’s the fact that it’s not some sort of a magical cure.
While some may chase their dream of a higher vertical by going for special shoes and gimmicks, the truth is, being able to jump high is something that requires a lot of training and effort.
Vert Shock is a program that requires you to be fully committed for 8 weeks.
If you really wanna see results, there’s just no other way, you have to follow the instructions as-is and you can’t slack off.
However, if you do everything as it says and truly put your whole self into it, the reward is just priceless and you’re guaranteed to get the trophy.
Vert Shock Complex Training Routines
Vert Shock was designed specifically to be a program that does not require you to have any equipment or having to go to the gym.
It’s based almost entirely on the principals of plyometric training and improving the connection between your central nervous system and your muscle’s motor units, so there’s hardly any weight training involved.
Basically what the program does is it forces you to better utilize the strength you already have, rather than trying to gain new strength.
This is also what makes Vert Shock so unique and causes it to stand out among other vertical leap training programs (BoingVert Animal does this as well, although less effectively).
A lot of people don’t have access to a gym or don’t want to start lifting weights. To them, Vert Shock is an ideal choice.
On the other hand…
There are some people who are still looking to have weight lifting in their routine.
They understand the potential it has on increasing your vertical and they want to extract every bit of inch from their training as possible.
For them, Adam has created the Complex Training Routines.
The Complex Training Routines is basically a separate module comprised of weight lifting workouts for your prime movers, these are your quads and your posterior chain muscles (lower back, glutes, hamstrings and calves).
One thing to note is that these workouts are not your average standard weight-training that you find everyone else is doing.
These are highly specific jump oriented workouts and there’s a reason why they’re called Complex.
They’re built more like super-sets mixed in with some plyometrics, to ensure that every ounce of muscle you add gets automatically transformed into explosive strength.
The Complex Training Routines is just two workouts a week and they take around 45 minutes to complete.
My recommendation is this…
If you have access to a gym and you have the time to do it, definitely include these workouts in your routine.
Strength training is an important aspect of your vertical jump and it’s something that was proven to affect jump height positively.
Thincpro Jump Like Justin Workout
The Jump Like Justin Workout is something I missed out on the first time when doing Vert Shock.
As you all know I did the program twice, but in the second time I did something different, I combined the program with the Jump Like Justin Workout.
Justin’s workout is what’s responsible for me adding an additional 5-6 inches to my vertical during the second time of doing Vert Shock.
This workout is all about technique and minimizing mistakes. It helps you perfect your form to a level of top performance athletes like Rose and Lebron.
The best thing is that this workout integrates perfectly with Vert Shock, it only takes about 10-20 minutes and it really helps you get the max out of each session.
I felt that every time I did Justin’s workout, it helped me get to the improvement zone faster and more easily.
My only regret is that I didn’t take this workout the first time, as it would have saved me a lot of time and the maybe the need of re-doing the program.
If you’re going to take Vert Shock, I definitely recommend you combine it with the Jump Like Justin workout. You will get much faster results with it due to its highly synergistic effect with the program.
When it comes down to it, if you really want to jump higher, Vert Shock is currently one of the best systems on earth to do so in my opinion.
Whether you’re just starting out or somewhere in-between, whether you’re an advanced athlete or just someone who likes to play hoops in his driveway, this program can really help you jump higher and become explosive.
As you can see from my results, this program has really taken my game to a whole new level, and I’m pretty confident it can do the same for you.
So if you’re still struggling to increase you’re vertical and you’re trying to get your hands above the rim, my recommendation is that you put Vert Shock to the test and at least give it a try.
You’ll be surprised of how fast you can become a good jumper when training the right way and you’ll be on your way to finally make that dream of dunking to a reality.