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Beast Mode: College Freaks

The Freaks are in college now, let that sink in for a minute.

Ricky Carey and crew just finished their first collegiate year and are now back at the Champions Club for the Summer. The 9 am session from last Tuesday featured Slick, Elizabeth Banet, David Saporito, Katie Shakes, and Mrs. Fitz. They put in a great performance on the wallball/box jump ladder. Check it out.

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Nice work, all. I know it's just me, but I still can't wrap my head around the box jump standard, which allows one to do only 50% of the work of a box jump (vs. if one stood all the way up). It would be similar to having a wall ball standard that didn't include the front squat.

/rant

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I knew you were going somewhere with that one Mel haha. I might do a post on it soon.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sinagoga

Here's a thought - try them the other way (full extension) and see how much slower the times are. If they are not much slower, then maybe standing up doesn't take much effort, but only takes a bit more time. If they are quite a bit slower, then we would know that there is more than just the time factor (i.e., fatigue) at play.

To clarify, I'm not advocating for no rebounding off the top (that is a specific Games standard IMO). I'm advocating for the "old" box jump standard - full extension at some point - either on top or in the air coming off the box.

Example - in the below vid, only the first fault (not opening all the way) is a problem IMO. The other two (no control on top, opening up on the way off) would be acceptable b/c the athlete reached full extension and thus total work completed is the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCyaT6BLiZs

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMel

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