great job! this is a very interesting story to me as my major goal is increasing my vertical jump. I was j.w about some of ur stats such as height/standing reach/vertical from stand still/max parallel squat and if u focus more on strength or plyo or u just combine it all in ur workouts?[/quote]
thanks alot man…
6’1 in shoes, single arm is 96" by measuring tape, 96.5" by the vertec i had at work… fully stretched out on the reach.
vertical from stand is probably around ~25-27" right now… my standing vert is pretty crappy but I don’t care… I rarely ever do them, don’t enjoy them for some reason… so I have a 10-13" difference between standing and running… my standing vert has barely gone up in the last 2 years, but my running vert has gone up 11"… I attribute this mostly to lack of performing the movement. I want to eventually end up like stefan holm, 24" standing vert, near 50" running vert… hahaha.
max parallel squat is probably around 315, I weigh 164… i’m going above parallel from now on, easier on my hips… I’ve been going above parallel for the last 2 months and my jumping has gotten consistently better with 2 pr’s.
i definitely focus more on strength… some people call me “the plyo king” since they think I do so many plyos… but the majority of my training is heavy (relative to me) lifting… i go into plyo phases, work them for a good 2-4 weeks, then back off for a few months… the majority of my training is heavy squatting, heavy lunges, stiff leg ankle hops, and max effort jumps.
if im not doing plyos, im still doing max effort jumps/dunks & stiff leg ankle hops… other jumps I utilize are single leg box jumps, broad jumps, and barbell jump squats.
peace man, achieve your goals!