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first post of many
« on: March 13, 2013, 08:33:58 pm »
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Hey guys. I'm Max - 6'3", 165lbs, 17yrs old
My current peak vert (running, off of 2 legs) is at 34" (standing reach is 8'.5")

My goals that I wish to discuss in this forum mostly involve jumping.. I want to improve my pitiful 1-foot jump, Improve my balance, Improve my 2 foot jump, Improve my form for all sorts of lifting, and improve the amount of weight i'm lifting  ;D

About 2 weeks ago, my peak dropped 6 inches. This is because I started running track. Right now it's back to about 30.5", but only because I missed practice today (because of a dentist appointment) and got a small break. Track has caused a number of problems I will briefly address. First of all, I'm feeling calf pain for the first time. I went to the gym yesterday and could barely do a single sitting calf raise with half of my max. I don't know to0 much about injuries, but I think this is a strain. My calf area hurts when I stand on my toes and bend my knees. The second problem occurred a couple time after practice - my thighs swelled to the point that they touched when I walked. The last track-related problem is my vert drop :(

I have also had a back problem for about 3 weeks. It started when I used the lower back machine to lift a lot of weight. The very next workout, I could not even do 1 rep of half that weight. My back hurts when I round it, but it doesn't hurt very much when I do any sort of back stretch.

The last problem I would like to address is my squat. I lose my balance extremely easily when squatting weight as low as 150lbs. I have resorted to leg press, but would like to do squats. I will post a video of a squat when my back and calves feel better.

Any other information I should share?


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Re: first post of many
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 10:22:36 pm »
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what is your track training like and what events are you planning to compete in?
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Re: first post of many
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 10:36:38 pm »
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what is your track training like and what events are you planning to compete in?

Well, I'm not too sure about the events yet. This is my first time ever doing track, and it'll take me a bit of time to get up to par (on speed) with the Juniors who have already been doing track for multiple years - So I'll probably hold off on the sprints for a while. I run a 100 in about 11.5 secs, and a 200 in about 25 secs. I'm a lot better at the beginning of a 100 (not including the takeoff) and get really tired towards the middle-end if I full-out sprint

As of now I'm doing Long and High jump. Later on I might go for sprints, sprint relays, maybe a mile (my time a few months ago was at about 6:00 - I think that's pretty good considering I didn't run or play any other sports besides Ultimate frisbee)

Training goes like this - Stretches, Drills (different types of walks, skips, karaoke), and then we sprint 150's, 200's, or 400's 4-10 times. A couple times I've been pulled over for High jump training, which is (as of now) just technique stuff. Something was wrong with our sand pit for long jump, so we haven't trained for that yet

However, I'm only 2 weeks in, so i expect weight room workouts, plyometrics, hills, and stairs

Today we did stairs

Anything else? Advice?