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  1. #11
    Is that good though? To do a full workout in 1 session? Can you still target specific muscles in an intense workout with out overdoing it? Like lets say you go heavy on shoulders, triceps, and then after that I'm usually worked. I usually dont have enough energy to efficently workout my back or any other muscle group.

  2. #12
    wot is the best way to stop early rotation(when your back faces the bar to quick)?

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by andy o
    wot is the best way to stop early rotation(when your back faces the bar to quick)?
    Best to drive the knee up, hold until you are at your high point the break into the 'layout'.
    (having a good core helps)

    Although this would be hard for some people to do, it is achievable through drills, concentrating on just driving the knee up and 'holding the postion. Eventually adding layout once the drill is mastered.

    (your matty is far to floppy to be able to do this yet..you'll have to sort him out wid some core stability work mate)

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Tomo1
    Best to drive the knee up, hold until you are at your high point the break into the 'layout'.
    (having a good core helps)

    Although this would be hard for some people to do, it is achievable through drills, concentrating on just driving the knee up and 'holding the postion. Eventually adding layout once the drill is mastered.

    (your matty is far to floppy to be able to do this yet..you'll have to sort him out wid some core stability work mate)
    thanks T it is all taken on board!

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    I'm just curious.... how tall are you and how much do you weigh?

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    Elukas,

    You have more than enough power potential if your CMJ is 32". But what abt your reactive VJ?? What is your best vert after dropping from various box heights? If that is considerably lower than your CJ then you need that up to imprve height over the bar. My guess is that you need to focus on technique. Do you have any vids of you jumping?

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    My technique for a one leg jump is laughably bad. I'm a basketball player vs. a high jumper if you hadn't noticed it, but the statement still applies.

    I do have some videos of my jumping. Unfortunately, they're old. This is December. At that point, I was barely able to jump off one leg:

    http://apeswithcapes.com/jumplog1.html

    I just rechecked them to make sure they work and I apologize for how incredibly low quality they are.

    I've been working with a really good ART guy who is also helping me do some rehab/realignment exercises.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any new videos since then, but one thing we have pinpointed is that if you watch my one leg jump you can see my right ankle basically collapse on the step before takeoff (old sprain that my body still apparently tries to protect by shutting down). I also don't optimize my arm swing/swing leg etc.

    I'm relearning to jump off one leg as my body gets realigned. Still got a ways to go but there have been improvements.

    There is a ton of room for improvement on my reactive jump height. I literally am jumping 2/3 of my CMJ height measured by a reactive jump pad and that's with high (.35-.50) contact times. I've stopped my depth jumping and drop jumps for now as my ART guy thinks it was too advanced for the imbalances I'd built up and that I was going to get hurt if I didn't fix them first. Shin splints to deal with as well

    Anyway, I'm very open to listening to what high jumpers do to achieve their soaring heights. Their relative strengths/workouts, etc are all interesting to me. Sometimes I wonder how much extra weight (even muscular upper body weight) would hinder their ability to display power on the run in their event.

    Now if I can just get the difference between my CMJ and my running vertical to the same kind of differential as hijump here 32 inches>44 inches!, I will be one darn happy basketball player. Although I'd probably joyfully knock myself out on the rim a few times.

    Best wishes,
    Erik

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    I forgot to mention... I agree you are probably dead on right about a large problem being technique

    Also....

    Just remembered that I did have a couple pathetic attempts at sprints and a one leg jump I did for evaluation:

    http://www.apeswithcapes.com/bill/frontstart.MOV
    http://www.apeswithcapes.com/bill/1legjump.MOV

    Right click these links and click save as so you can watch them with controls on your desktop.

    I've got a weird hip rotation thing with my right foot on the sprint as well. And no laughing, I haven't done any track sprints for 8 years! I apologize in advance for the horrendous sound of my elephant feet. You'll see what I mean. God, that's bad. I'm slowly getting better from the focus on glute training, hip flexor stretching, and some RFI work.

    -E

    P.S. Sorry to jump in on your thread with this tangent, hijump

  9. #19
    I too have started to do high jump this year, and my standing vertical is 32 inches as well. On the other hand I tried for the first time last week and only got 5'2. People say I was doing a "Cannon ball" over the bar. I am also interested to hear advice of other high jumpers.

    I can be first on the varsity team with a 5'6, so I guess I could do that one day since I have a decent vertical

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