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Old 12-12-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
Roger Harrell
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Gotta check. On the two remaining uncompleted CF challenges.

For the HSPU on rings what ROM is required. Is this full HSPU (shoulders to rings). Or half HSPU where if there were a floor directly under the rings, head to floor?

What's the definition of jumping 1/2 body height. Is this jumping onto an object 1/2 body height, or jumping and touching a mark that is 1/2 body height higher than your standing reach?
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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Roger, I'm going to guess that jumping 1/2 body height uses the traditional measure of vertical jump, your second guess. For me that would be a 36.5" vertical jump, which will never happen without a trampoline. Jumping onto a 36" box is no big deal.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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Roger,
I assumed the vertical leap one was a true vertical jump of half your body height. So, I'm 5'11", 71", I would have to have a vertical jump of 35.5 inches(not going to happen).
After a quick web search, with no definative records or stats on vertical jumps, I did find the following:
"Nicu Vlad of Romania, World Record holder and Two time Olympic Medallist, came to the United States back in 1990, with now current U.S. National and Olympic Team Coach Dragomir Cioroslan, for a training camp. It was here at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, that this 100-kg (220 lbs) weightlifter recorded a 42” vertical jump. Not to mention he was in weightlifting shoes, which weighs a lot more than tennis shoes and no formal warm-up. (Snatch 200 kg, Clean and Jerk 232.5 kg)

Wesley Barnett of Team USA, 3-time Olympian and Silver Medallist @ 1997 World Championships, have legs (especially hamstrings) and *** like a thoroughbread on him that most body builders would like to have. He has recorded vertical jumps of over 39” @ a height of 6’1” and 105 kg (231 lbs). I’ve even witnessed him dunking a basketball while jumping over my head, and I do mean literally jumping over my head which of course only stands a mere 5’2” but he straddle jumped directly over my head and dunked. (Snatch 175 kg, Clean and Jerk 220 kg)

James Carter, probably one of the strongest legs pound for pound, could dunk a volleyball on a regulation basketball court. He couldn’t dunk a basketball because his hands were too small; he only stood 5’5” tall and weighed about 64 kg (140 lbs). I’ve witnessed him squatting 245 kg (540 lbs), and that’s with no belt and no knee wraps and *** to the floor…A REAL SQUAT. He has also pulled over 500 lbs off the floor like no tomorrow. (Snatch 120 kg, Clean and Jerk 160 kg)

Mark Henry, 1996 Olympic Team Member, now known as “Sexual Chocolate” on the WWF scene, had quite a vertical jump. At 6’3” tall he could dunk a basketball, not to mention that he could squat over 1000 lbs and deadlift over 900 lbs. Now dunking a basketball at 6’3” doesn’t sound that hard, but take in to account that he weighed at that time 175 kg (385 lbs). Now that’s impressive for a big guy. (Snatch 180 kg, Clean and Jerk 220 kg)

Shane Hamman, 2000 Olympic Team Member and current National Superheavyweight Champion, another big man weighing in @ 163 kg (358 lbs) but only at a height of 5’9” tall, can jump onto boxes @ a height over 42” high. Of course Shane was also known for his squatting ability of over 1000 lbs. (Snatch 195 kg, Clean and Jerk 230 kg)"
http://www.infinityfitness.com/club/...es/pull_01.htm

Also, there are numerous stories of Baskeball players with vertical of 48-55 inches.

There are different method to record VJ, either systems to measure the height of the hand at the highest point, or a waistband-type, that pulls out rope when you jump and measures it that way.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:10 AM   #4
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I spent too long typing.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:51 AM   #5
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I figured the vertical would be measured that way. Any word on the ring HSPU?
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:49 AM   #6
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Hmmm, I had a vertical jump of 30' back in high school with no training except for squats and deadlifts, but I havn't measured it in five years. Once I am able to start doing Olympic lifts I think I will make a run for this one. Only 34.5 inches.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:34 AM   #7
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I'd like to know the challenge on HSPUs and try to take it up. It would do wonders for my handstand on rings too. :-)
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:41 AM   #8
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It doesn't look like the Challenges have been updated in a while.
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:25 PM   #9
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Steven,

All of the challenges are listed here:

http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/trop...challenge.html


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Old 12-14-2005, 02:39 PM   #10
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In the CFJ on the Clean, Coach wrote something like the following (paraphrasing from memory):

'An athlete who can c+J 225 pounds 15 times at a bodyweight of 200 pounds is truly CrossFit.'

Has someone done this yet?

This is the benchmark that I really want to get someday (and by 'someday,' I mean, 'in the next 24 months'). I still have a long ways to go; best c+J is 100 kilos, best clean 225, and best c+Jx15 is 135. The signpost I'm working towards right now is 15xbodyweight (180).
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