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Old 03-13-2005, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is Air alert III really dangerous?

I heard some people messed up their knees/legs...

Do you know if this is the best vert program out there?
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

Yes, and this is coming from personal experience. I've tried both AA2 and AA3, and let's just say, my knees weren't the same after using both. And I've come across far too many people on the net whom also complain of such injuries to their knees.

I would say you'd be far better off searching about plyometrics and weight training. And, read some articles regarding vertical leap training, and then you should be able to come up with a solid workout plan involving weights and plyos. This way you'd have more knowledge and therefore have more flexibility in terms of how to train in an optimum way for you.
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

my friend also stopped the training after he was complaining about some problems with it. I wouldn't reccomend it.
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

yea forget that not worth knee problems thanks guys for verifying
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

I used Air Alert alot in HS and never had a problem. Did you guys stretch alot and massage your knee caps before each workout?
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

Well I got 5 weeks into Air Alert III just a few weeks ago, and then I ended up spraining my ankle in a game, so I've been off it since then. But during those 5 weeks I never had knee pain, and I have a history of knee trouble. My achilies tendons did flare up a bit, but I'm not sure if that was due to the program or not. I didn't do the program long enough to give an expert opinion, but it didn't bother my knees in the 5 week period. I will likely start it up again once my ankle is at 100%.
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

I've had knee problems before, but I did it for six weeks and had no pain at all. But that may be because I stretched before and after every time. However, I think squat hops may injure the knees if you squat too low while doing them.

I might also add that Air Alert 3 didn't help me much. After six weeks my vertical had improved by only 1.5 inches. I'm pretty sure I was doing it correctly. I know 1.5 inches in six weeks isn't so bad an improvement, but from what I'd heard of Air Alert, I expected a little more. So I quit. Now, I've finally got enough money for long-term gym membership. I've been going for three weeks, and since I've only just started, I'm only using machine weights. Even then, my vertical has improved by an inch -- and that's in half the time I spent on Air Alert.
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

No, it's not.

If you get hurt, then you did it wrong.

It says when you do it, dont do it on concrete and dont do it on hardwood, and I bet everybody that got hurt, did so because they did the exercise on a hard surface.

I did mine on carpet and had no problems with my knees. I also stretched a lot before hand.

If you do it right, then you wont get hurt.
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

he right....i did it tha past summer increase my vert n if anything made my knees stronger...apparently u did do sumn wrong...but I WOULD reccomend it to increase vert
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

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he right....i did it tha past summer increase my vert n if anything made my knees stronger...apparently u did do sumn wrong...but I WOULD reccomend it to increase vert

How much did you increase your vert at the end of the program?
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

6.1 inches
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

I increased about 4 inches.. but I got hurt both times I did it eventually.. especially if you're playing sports all the time while doing it too.. I think it was just a combination of things that led to me getting hurt.. I made sure I knew exactly what I was doing before starting though in terms of properly doing the techniques, stretching, carpet etc..
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

i did mine on a wood floor in up in my garage...lifted weights after then played ball 4 about 2 hrs straight n never got hurt but i think that is y i increased so much...i also always had someone crtiquing my form...
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

I did about 8 weeks of AA2 and never had any problems. My vert went up a considerable amount too.
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Re: Is Air alert III really dangerous?

Don't try AAIII. My brother got serious knee problems and has never been the same. He even had to get an MRI on his knees and everything. The doctor made him go through like a six month rehad session. Before he started his knees were perfectly fine. He did stretch before and after. He did it on a wooden floor, but the wood definately had a lot of give to it. I'm pretty sure he was doing it just like the video said. He got through about 6 weeks and then he started having meniscious problems, and his knees would lock-up. Luckly I stopped after 4 weeks. I've been lucky to have only minor, occassional knee problems.
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