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Did you guys know know that the average heart rate for a male basketball is 169 ± 9 beats? Or in other words in the range of 160-180? That's average for the whole match (including live and dead periods). I found this surprising. 

The more I research the conditioning demands of basketball the more interesting it gets. Take this table from a brazilian study. It gives a glimpse of how HR varies for different positions through out the game:

Another study to read. Interesting table below:

Had no idea the demands on the heart were so great for basketball players..

Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / misc iron waffle
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:36:50 am »
I figure we could all do with a place to put stream of consciousness posts which dont belong any where in particular but dont belong in the dream/weaksauce emo thread or personal training log. like a general purpose whatever goes thread. anyway here's my contribution in the next post


Purpose. The purpose of the present thesis was to investigate countermovement jump
(CMJ) performance, muscle-tendon morphology and anthropometrics in Tanzanian
Maasai individuals and to compare these data to Caucasian controls.
Methods. 28 healthy subjects (Maasai = 20, Caucasian = 8) volunteered for the study.
Maximal CMJ performance was evaluated by use of force plate kinetics and kinematics.
Timing of muscle activation was examined with electromyography (EMG). Moreover,
anthropometric data for the lower leg was acquired, and muscle architecture and tendon
dimensions were assessed by use of ultrasound (US). Finally, jump height and joint
angles were estimated for the Maasai while performing a traditional ‘jump dance ritual’.

Off Topic / merry xmas
« on: December 21, 2016, 12:01:00 pm »

been a crazy year .. glad it's over

Boxing / Greig Tonkins vs KJ
« on: December 07, 2016, 12:37:27 pm »
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is this info legit? i got it off a manual

Crazy Weird Analysis & Stuff :) / Vert wearable device
« on: September 07, 2016, 11:45:45 am »

VERT Wearable Jump Monitor with Jump Rate is a device worn near the waist of an athlete either by the VERTclip (for combines and quick testing) or integrated within an article of clothing such as the VERTbelt (for practice and games).

anyone used one? how accurate? wud be interesting to see the results compared against a known reliable method (Vertec) ..

i wouldnt mind hacking up something similar if it's reliable with older phones lying around

Shoes / aussie puma store sale
« on: September 04, 2016, 07:17:10 am »

50% off or somethigng, idk

anythign here worth getting for a budding 33yo track star newbie?

Just kidding though.

But here is a serious question that I would like some serious answers. How does bodyfat distribution affect athletic performance. Suppose A is the typical male distribution pattern (bodyfat mainly around around the torso) vs female bodyfat distribution (mainly around hips, thighs and butt), how does this affect running and jumping?

Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / windmill technique
« on: March 16, 2016, 02:12:47 pm »
Simple request, would like to understand the technique for a windmill for an RL planting DL jumper with a dexterous L hand. Is such a thing possible or nah? If you can point me to a video i can mimic that would be amazing.

I'd like to peak my athleticism by 25th March for a basketball comp easter weekend.

I also hope to be an ok basketball player but i haven't played a competitive game since October so i'm out of practice.

Now just as a headsup, im fairly conservative when it comes to changing my program. So please don't write up an elaborate program which i wont be able to use.  I am however happy to hear suggestions that i can work into my existing program.

Here is a rough idea of what i was thinking i need to do. Keep cutting until i'm reliably under 75kg/165lb .. which shudnt be more than 7-10 days away.

Today i hit a 1.75xBW squat for the first time in my life .. rawdog no belt wraps etc. Hoping to bump this ratio up into the 1.80x range before the comp.

Thinking of employing higher depth jumps closer to the comp.  I have been using 20" and will consider progressing up to 30", especially as I get lighter and closer to my goal bodyweight.
Use weighed dunks and progress them up as I adapt to each workout at the rate of +2.5kg/workout.

ANy other ideas? I'll edit or add more info and changes to the plan as i get closer to comp.

News, Announcements, & Suggestions / TIL: Resizable Reply box!
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:54:48 am »
So i always thought the reply box was too small (vertically). and if i was quoting a longish reply i couldnt see the whole reply in the reply box, leave alone the text i was adding in reply.

But i found out today that triangle with a little triangle inside it on the bottom right corner is actual a resize widget you can drag down to  resizethe reply box vertically! So cool .. this is a game changer!

 :wowthatwasnutswtf: :wowthatwasnutswtf: :wowthatwasnutswtf: :wowthatwasnutswtf:


This is so much fun!

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / chasing windmills in 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 04:42:03 am »

pls delete thread as per posts below

Nutrition & Supplementation / fat loss generic thread
« on: December 13, 2015, 04:10:43 am »
Came across this quote from Lyle's facebook

"In the classical Minnesota experiment, young men with a maintenance requirement of 14.6MJ/d were restricted to 6.6 MJ/d for 24 weeks.9 They reached energy balance at the end of the experiment, with 58% of the total energy saving being ascribed to a reduction of activity- induced energy expenditure; of this total energy saving, 40% was due to reduced body weight and 60% was due to reduced physical activity."
Sf the total reduction in energy expenditure, nearly 60% of it was due to less calories burned during exercise of which 40% was due to being lighter and 60% was doing less total activity. That means that most of the adaptive component isn't even in metabolic rate in the first place.
It's changes in energy expenditure during activity, both formal exercise and SPA/NEAT


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