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MarcusWild
07-18-2009, 07:31 PM
In the Louie Q&A, he said a 20" box jump with 140 lbs is considered explosive. I said that I'd give it a try and post the video here. Here it is. Bill tried it too.

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Travis Bell
07-18-2009, 08:17 PM
Much respect Marcus! that is indeed explosive haha.

I think my best is 55lb DBs on the 20" box so I can relate to how difficult that is.

MarcusWild
07-18-2009, 08:25 PM
Thanks Travis. It was a cool thing to try.

isaku900
07-18-2009, 10:00 PM
it was pretty easy...probably should have tried going up in weight too.

Lones Green
07-19-2009, 08:44 AM
Awesome! I like the "Good....Worse...." I've heard that one a few hundred times haha

Brian Hopper
07-19-2009, 09:39 AM
It looked explosive to me. That sounds like something I might would want to try out.

mastermonster
07-20-2009, 10:16 PM
That was impressive to watch! But at my age, I don't think I'll be trying it! LOL! I might break!!!

MarcusWild
07-21-2009, 12:04 PM
Buddy, I doubt you'd break. It's actually not bad, since you aren't landing from very high above the box. I can't even run anymore, but box jumps are fine. I ran one mile a couple of months ago and my knees were sore for two weeks from the impact of running.

Tank, you should give it a try. It's actually kind of fun to throw them in sometimes.

mcdonough9395
07-21-2009, 04:08 PM
Yeah you guys made it look easy.

jthomas
07-21-2009, 07:31 PM
I've jumped on a 30" w/ 45 lb DBs and 44" w/ 20 lb DB's. DeFranco's got some kid at his gym jumped on a 57" box w/ 20 lb vest, that is rediculous.

Travis Bell
07-21-2009, 10:04 PM
Marcus I'm going to have a video for you on Thursday.

Tom? You want in on this? I'm sure you could do it. You have a crazy vertical

MarcusWild
07-21-2009, 11:37 PM
Awesome Travis! There's no way I can compete with your bench videos. Maybe I can beat you on box jumps, haha.

Adam-7
07-22-2009, 12:19 AM
Thats impressive man. :thumbup:

wwe9112
07-22-2009, 06:29 AM
I'm jealous.

MarcusWild
07-22-2009, 08:03 AM
Thanks guys. I'm wondering if this is why my straight weight and chain squats are blah. Put bands on the bar and I'm moving. It's weird that I squat better with better with band tension. It must be the extra stretch reflex from the overspeed eccentric.

Tom Mutaffis
07-22-2009, 08:10 AM
I can't watch the video on my work computer but am going to be incorporating more plyometric and conditioning work so this may be something fun to try.

Will make sure to take some video if I try anything cool.

Travis Bell
07-22-2009, 10:21 AM
Thanks guys. I'm wondering if this is why my straight weight and chain squats are blah. Put bands on the bar and I'm moving. It's weird that I squat better with better with band tension. It must be the extra stretch reflex from the overspeed eccentric.

Could be technique

MarcusWild
07-22-2009, 10:48 AM
Travis,

I'm not sure. Louie said my technique was "pretty good" when he was out here for the seminar. I know the faster the bar goes down the faster it goes up. The bands help me with the fast down part. I definitely seem to have the same tempo down and up. I think that's why I'm slower with straight weight or chains.

Lones Green
07-22-2009, 11:29 AM
Yeah, you can get into some weird grooves with bands and they can work out to your advantage, in your case

I used to train with a guy who'd "use" the bands when squatting.

Rob Luyando
07-22-2009, 01:21 PM
I'm sorry but that is just gay! LOL! What happened to all the chicks you said you had at your gym Marcus?

Travis Bell
07-22-2009, 01:24 PM
I'm sorry but that is just gay! LOL! What happened to all the chicks you said you had at your gym Marcus?

haha c'mon Rob, give it a shot.

Box jumps are cool

MarcusWild
07-22-2009, 01:46 PM
haha, Becky is deloading because she's going to USAPL raw nationals this weekend.