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Old 04-24-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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60" Standing Box Jump....

I mean wow.....

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...171022775.html (wfs)
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Re: 60" Standing Box Jump....

You wouldn't think that a guy with a 60 in box jump and a 39.5 inch vertical jump would be lacking in "catch up" speed, as indicated in the article.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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Re: 60" Standing Box Jump....

He should be able to do higher than that. I've done over 50" flat footed (56" with one step) and my vertical is maybe 24". Once he figures it out watch out! Oh and this guy is half my age...
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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Re: 60" Standing Box Jump....

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You wouldn't think that a guy with a 60 in box jump and a 39.5 inch vertical jump would be lacking in "catch up" speed, as indicated in the article.
Just more proof of the specificity of strength and strength training. Running isn't jumping...
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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Just more proof of the specificity of strength and strength training. Running isn't jumping...
That was my thought, too. And it raised a question: jumping is often prescribed, along with strength training, as a way to increase running speed. Why?

This guy can clearly jump - he's explosive for sure. But, it hasn't translated into running speed? Soooo......
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Re: 60" Standing Box Jump....

He actually ran a 4.58 40 at the combine this year. I would say he has some speed. He did 19 reps on the 225lb bench test.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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Re: 60" Standing Box Jump....

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That was my thought, too. And it raised a question: jumping is often prescribed, along with strength training, as a way to increase running speed. Why?

This guy can clearly jump - he's explosive for sure. But, it hasn't translated into running speed? Soooo......
Forceful extension of the hip, knee and ankle. If you can learn to do this in a controlled environment (jumping), then hopefully you can do it in a more fluid, uncontrolled manner (running).

Running a 40 has some different variables to it that could cause a 4.58 from a guy with some stats that would suggest a faster time. Bad start technique or mechanics, bad top end mechanics and the most prevailing problem with athletes the head (overthinking, getting tight, freezing up, letting the moment be bigger than you, etc.) Not saying any of these is the case, just some possibilities.
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That was my thought, too. And it raised a question: jumping is often prescribed, along with strength training, as a way to increase running speed. Why?

This guy can clearly jump - he's explosive for sure. But, it hasn't translated into running speed? Soooo......
Well, it goes back to the theory of increasing general force production capacity of the involved musculature and then applying that increased capacity to sport specific movement in order to enhance performance.

General force production capacity is just that. You can then make it specific by practicing your actual sport.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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Re: 60" Standing Box Jump....

One of the coaches at our box (60"):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0P5A...ature=youtu.be (WFS--it's on youtube though so not all the vids on the "side bar" are likely WFS).

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Re: 60" Standing Box Jump....

amazing power!!!
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