Friday, May 30, 2008

You can all stop discussing it now...it is true...I AM THE GREATEST COACH ON THE INTERNET.

I posted this the other night...and am again...just because it is so funny.


This is Chris NOT jumping 42 inches.

After making 36 inches easy...now only 2 days later through my years of coaching experience and excellence I managed to get Chris to 'peak'...in just 2 days and he jumped 42 inches easy...twice in fact....a 6 inch improvement in 2 days...now where on the internet would you get coaching like that...a foot and a half improvement a week at this rate from here on in...unfortunately Chris is going to Canada and as we all know...nothing good has come out of Canada except maple syrup...especially no decent coaches...so I'm not expecting any improvement on his return.


Chris easily hitting 42 inches.

Not nearly as stunning but equally impressive...because as we all know...the internet is all about letting people know how excellent you are...you might remember this...





















It had to hurt...yet it was sooooo funny.

Well tonight Fanj more than got back on the horse...he leapt onto it.


Fanj's 46 inch box jump...something like a big red phenomenon.

Only a 4 inch improvement in a week...but that's still means he'll be jumping an extra 208 inches in a years time.

9 comments:

Michael Sullivan said...

Fanj is no Frank Yang and Will is no Eric Cressey.

Nice hops Fanj.

Will Heffernan said...

In fairness...Frank Yang had about 17 people who claimed to be his coach...I'm just one man...so they are only a 17th of my coaching power.

Anonymous said...

Will what is the point jumping to such high boxes? Looks like the increased height is coming from improved hip flexion rather than jumping power.

Will Heffernan said...

Will what is the point jumping to such high boxes? Looks like the increased height is coming from improved hip flexion rather than jumping power.
Their jump technique and the box height used is very different in their actual training...this jumping is for fun and because they can.

Damian Griffin said...

Glad you didn't get my wipeout if you think that one is so funny !!!

FANJ said...

it was 46inches!!

Jonathan said...

That's not what she said...

Anonymous said...

what exercises you prescribe for athletes looking to improve their box jumps?

Will Heffernan said...

Anonymous said...
what exercises you prescribe for athletes looking to improve their box jumps?
1. I usually look at what the athlete has been doing previously.
2. I test them...I won't go through testing all over again...basically I'm looking to see what the athletes 'balance' is like...front to back, upper to lower, strength to endurance.
3. Strength is the vessel...powers what you put into it...if you have a small vessel you can do as much power work as you like and it won't make much difference.
4. I like to build as big a vessel as possible...so then I can pour lots of power into it.
5. What we do with regard training is dependent on all of the above.
6. Ignoring all that completely...if it is important enough to do...then do it everyday...I'm not saying jump and jump alone everyday...but do 'some' jumping of 'some' kind.