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Old 05-11-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
Alexander Karatis
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I am having this crazy argument with a phys ed teacher in an online, university nutrition class (he is actually a student there like me).

His main thesis is that power in most sports I mentioned (jumping, dunking, other maneuvers in football, basketball, etc.) are power generated from the LEGS as opposed to the hips. His idea of hip-power is a baseball swing.

Anyway, anybody have that video that was posted either on a WOD or somewhere in the message board, that had this promo/trailer about "power" sports? It featured basketball dunks, and some football scenes-good music too. ANybody know which one I'm talking about?
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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Hey Alexander,
I know exactly the video you are talking about. Unfortunately, I suspect it may have been taken down or moved recently because before, you could find it with Yahoo video search.

Regardless, I remember the main point was using the triple extension of the ankle, knee and hip to generate maximum power. As a starting point, try Googling: triple extension ankle knee hip explosive power
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:54 PM   #3
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Ask him if he knows about "core to extremity" movement. Ask him if he has heard the term "muted hip function" and what it means.

Ask him to identify the biggest muscles in the body.

Ask him which is closer to the core - the legs or the hips? If an athlete is trying to maximize power, should he focus on using smaller muscles that are further from his core or bigger muscles that are closer to the athlete's center of gravity?

The most powerful sport is Olympic weightlifting. 4,000 watts of power compared to less than 1,000 for "powerlifting". The hips are key to Olympic lifting success.

http://www.safe-use.com

Go to the Coaches section, look for the video on Explosive Athletes.
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:04 PM   #4
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Lincoln,
That link didn't work for me, then again, I'm on someone else's computer.

Thought this study was interesting and somewhat applicable:

http://nsca.allenpress.com/nscaonline/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.1519/1533-428 7(2001)015%3C0006:VODASL%3E2.0.CO;2
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:24 PM   #5
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Sorry, typo.

http://www.safe-usa.com
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:53 PM   #6
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The video lives! I stand corrected.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:36 PM   #7
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Lincoln you are a demi-god. :happy:
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:14 PM   #8
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Demi-gods around here are a dime a dozen... I just want to be Jeff Martin when I grow up.
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:22 AM   #9
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cool safe-use vid!
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