According to its creator, Adam Folker, there is a specific science behind the secrets of Vert Shock. The origins of this 3 pronged program take us back to the late 1960’s when a Russian doctor named Dr Verkhoshansky applied a training regime targeted at muscle tissue, also referred to as ‘elastic fibers’ found in the thigh region. This helped the Soviet Olympic team to win the Gold medal in the High Jump for 4 consecutive Olympic Games.
The main ‘sponsor’ for the Vert Shock happens to be none other than Justin ‘Jus Fly’ Darlington, a legend in the dunking scene and winner of the Nike World Dunk Contest. Justin claims to have added 50 inches to his vertical jump by following the Vert Shock program but its creator is quick to point out that this result is unique and extremely improbable to replicate, which is why the average improvement has been set at between 9 and 15 inches during the 8 week program.>