Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Got Results?

Last Friday, the Crossfit guys who train at the warehouse were fooling around with the tires to see who could jump on top of them...not a standing vertical, but with a few steps. I couldn't resist as I hadn't tried a box jump in a long time (can't remember the last time really). As I was hitting every height, I was amazed at the explosiveness that I was experiencing. It really seemed effortless. So I brought the camera up on Monday and tried it again (hoping I could at least duplicate Friday's attempts). The video speaks for itself, but I'm not sure those who see it will really appreciate the fact that I'm not a jumper, basketball player or train for this sort of thing. My SPP and GPP work goes directly to Kettlebells. In fact, I've been training in mini-cycles with several max-effort days per week in an attempt to increase my absolute strength for about the last six months. Dynamics and explosiveness were the last things I thought about or concentrated on. All I know is that there has been a nice "side effect" from the heavy kettlebell training and the swing and snatch sessions. This is a "side effect" I can take directly into a sport application. I wish I would've tested this at the beginning of the year to see what the difference would be...I know it would be pretty significant, but this is all I have to go on. Bottom line....Kettlebells = Results. I'm lighter, more muscular, have less body fat, more flexible, have greater range of motion (especially shoulders), have more stamina, "feel" stronger and more explosive. This is my testament to the RKC and the Hard Style form of kettlebell training.



4 comments:

Carl Sipes said...

Saw this on the DD forum and had to comment. IMPRESSIVE! I use to jump on a rev hyper machine that was about 4' high but 61" is insane. Great work! Also, write the article it would be pretty cool.

Jason said...

Thanks Carl! I've always had some springs....just haven't uncoiled them in a long time. I've never tried a high box jump like that though. I kind of liked it! I'd like to get my height one day...69".

David Spriggs said...

Impressive ups Jason! We are very lucky to be working side by side with such an exceptional kettlebell coach, you are putting Lubbock on the map by offering top notch training. I can’t wait for the Tactical Challenge in September. Hey, next time you should try leaping over Kevin!

Jason said...

Thanks Spriggs! The TSC will be a blast! I don't know about hopping over Kevin just yet. He's pretty big you know!