Very nice, congrats. Share some more of your stats, ex: Height, training numbers - squat, deadlift, standing vj and others you can think of that apply.[/quote]
6’1, 165 lb.
standing vj: ~27 <-- haha
one step vj is near 33-34" or so though.
in august 2007, rvj was 27…
in may 2009, rvj PR of 38… yesterday i hit 37 on my make with a crap-load of negative factors… so im quite proud of it.
squat, just below parallel was 1.72xBW when i hit 36" rvj… took me almost two years to get to 1.72x, that shows you how naturally strong i am haha… then i switched to above parallel and hit 1.9+xBW and hit 37 then 38" rvj.
don’t deadlift but i’d assume its way more than my squat… im built for deadlifting thats for sure… in sumo i can stay completely upright with my long arms.
from 2007 to 2009 - 102104912049 injuries
what applies to me is the fact that i still havn’t quit trying to reach my goal of 45" rvj… i had so many setbacks over two years… and each setback fuels me even more…
strength in squat definitely helped… thats for sure…
but so did all of the plyos i did, thats one reason i have such a huge gap in standing versus running…
the biggest reason i have a gap between standing versus running is the fact that i just DO NOT practice svj’s… i just dont like to practice them, so the motor patterns are still crappy… plus i dip down like 2" on my svjs (probably because my body is thinking its a running vert)… not going deeper in the svj definitely hurts it… so my SVJ is probably pretty good considering i dont dip down hardly at all hehe… nah, it still is pathetic
my hamstrings really havn’t “grown” at all… but my quads/glutes/calfs have grown alot.
i psyche myself up for each jump… like im going for a 1RM squat… you can see in that vid after i dunked that hard one, how i land/clench my fists… i was just getting hyper-aggressive prior to it… that helps me get higher…
im doing shock now for 2 months, no lifting… so hopefully i can post some crazier videos