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Old 09-03-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
Bill Russell
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Another big thanks to the entire CF community.

I've gotten myself back into pretty good shape during the last 6 years, but doing Crossfit for about the last 5 months has really made a huge difference in all areas.

About 3 months ago I read somewhere that your vertical leap is a very good all-around indicator of athletic performance, so I tested myself for the first time ever, 18 inches.

I saw the pen marks on my garage wall this afternoon and decided to see if I had improved any. I was quite surprised to get just over 21 inches.

I have seen improvement in all of my numbers, i.e. pushups, dips, pullups. etc., but I was really surprised that working out could improve my jumping by almost 20%, and in only a few months.

Have others seen similar or greater results?


45 y/o, 5'10" 182lbs.
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:16 PM   #2
Mike ODonnell
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Your posterior chain is getting a workout with all the explosive cleans and snatches as well as strength with deadlifts and squats. Vertical height should improve dramatically. I don't measure my height but notice how easier it is doing the box jumps now. Great job!
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