ato bolden training

look at this:-

It has been discussed in a couple of threads already.
Infact if you where to do a survey, you would find that here at the CharlieFrancis community mostly all are able to do what Boldon does in that clip…

oic well i didnt know this because im a new comer & into crosstraining .

Not me… that’s scary as hell :slight_smile:

I’d break me neck trying that …

I can do that : ) but i am 6’ 1"

I’m sure ALL of us can… But SOME of us will need a ladder…

It’s the coming down that would worry me
this is harder than another
5’4" for a 5’9" ( 1.73m ) guy, it´s very impressive
but i´ve heard that the Nigerian Deji Aliu ( 1.87m - 6’3" ) can jump
6’, it´s almost the height of a Soccer Goal !!!

I don’t think this is that hard. I bunny hopped a Hurdle, i pulled it up to i the second to last highest it could go.

And this was a long time ago, i think i could jumped ity at its highest. But i did pull the hurdle up too its highest and run and jump it.

I was using the hurdles where you have to put the metal pin in the holes.

What is bunny ?

A standing jump off two feet man.

anyone know any standard bunny workouts for a beginner?


Your vote of confidence for the athletes on the board is very encouraging (smile). But if we place this feat into perspective, a 5"9 man, even with relatively long legs, jumping onto a 5"4 inch structure will have to raise his hip (not foot) height in the neighborhood of 40+". Certainly no less then 38" depending on the landing (degree of leg flexion). This is a tremendous feat for anyone. And though I’m sure that there are incredible athletes on here who could perform comparably or some that could exceed this, the vast majority are awed and saying “damn”.

I’m with you Malcom

  • which incidently is on the ground!!!

What about me. I am 5’9 but could only jump on a box that was 4’10. :frowning:

Well, I think it may be important to consider the trajectory of the jump and other factors which merit consideration. Jumping forward requires significant input from the posterior chain and therefore is not the same as a pure vertical. Also, when jumping onto a box or platform one must activate the hips flexors very explosively to raise the knees, feet etc. into a position to land. Any lag in this area will compromise the heights that can be achieved. Of course flexibility must also play a significant role. It would be interesting to observe world class olympic lifters performing high box jumps.

Someone with a 38" vertical may temporarily lack certain technical things which make jumping onto 5 foot plus boxes readily attainable.

Standing 135cm Plate jump… :slight_smile:

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World Class Olylifter doing 110cm BoxJumps
Asanidze - Polish olylifter who used to hold the Snatch world record in the 85kg class.
He says his record is 150cm…
They were done at the end of a workout for fun I guess

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good stuff. careful with those weights, looked a little unsteady.

these seem to be very impressive displays of jumping, however vertical jumping measurements (using a standardized test) are what really matter when judging athletic potential in any sport. an athlete can jump onto very high platforms thanks to coordination and flexibility. examine a video, and note the starting height of the hips, then the finishing height (point at which the feet make contact with the platform). this actual distance is much less than what might be expected.