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31 was created on the premise of "Can truly excellent coaching, training and science application take a low-level or mediocre athlete and turn him into a high performing athlete?"
Whilst initially focussed upon vertical the question/framework also applies to other areas of athleticism, such as speed and strength.

In this thread it will be a bit different because I will be logging the progression of sprinters who are elite/world class. My information will be derived from athlete journals and websites and supported with links wherever possible.

*Years training= at an elite level

Sally Pearson-

Peaked in 2007 after 4 years training.
11.57 down to 11.14= 0.43 seconds improvement.
Peaked in 2012 after 9 years training.
23.78 to 23.02= 0.76 seconds improvement.

Carmelita Jeter

Peaked in 2009 after 6 years training
11.56 to 10.64= 0.92 seconds improvement

Peaked in 2012 after 5 years training.
22.82 to 22.11= 0.71 seconds improvement
Asafa Powell

Peaked in 2008 after 6 years training.
10.12 to 9.72= 0.40 seconds improvement

Peaked in 2006 after 4 years training
20.48 to 19.90= 0.58 seconds improvement.

I guess why I chose these 3 athletes to start the database off is because I'm currently reading Sally Pearson's biography. In it she mentioned that she first went sub 12 seconds in the 200m when she was 14 years old.
In comparison you have somebody like Carmelita Jeter who at 23 was only running 11.79 as her PB.
Similiarly you've got Asafa Powell who was 17 years old running 11.45 but suddenly dropped to 10.12 by the time he was 19.

Sally Pearson is a world class and gold medallist Olympic hurdler so she wouldn't train exclusively for the 100 and 200 like Jeter but it still gives a comparison of the differences.

Therefore, clearly the limitation of an elite database is you can't get the level of progression and development from when these elite/world class athletes were younger but it still gives you an insight into just how hard it is to actually improve when somebody is already at an elite level.

Off Topic / Favourite Character From The Wire?
« on: February 24, 2014, 12:51:38 am »
I just finished binge watching The Wire for about the 3rd time and I always pick up new details each time I re-watch the series. It's definitely my favourite show due to the high details and the fact that it shows the world is far beyond black and white, which is what most shows portray.
Personally my favourite season is season 3 where Barksdale comes out of prison to find that Stringer has completely fucked up the game and compromised his empire by letting guys like Marlo take over prime corners.

My favourite character from the show was Bodie. In the first season you see he's a thug and doesn't question the game. However, over time you see him mature and he realises that the game is fucked up but he's stuck in his circumstances. Even though he was never a boss it was cool how he went out fighting for his corner instead of surrendering and getting killed in some vacant. I liked heaps of other characters 2 and wish I had Slim Charles voice haha.

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Off Topic / Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
« on: December 24, 2013, 10:34:38 pm »
Just wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  :ibjumping:

400m Sprinting or Shorter / 100m or 400m???
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:39:57 am »
I want to be a specialist 200m runner. At the same time I also want to run another event on the side. I guess 100 is probably better for speed but 400 would help with endurance. Kind of dreading running 400m but I want to focus on the event that will help improve my 200m the most.

Off Topic / Durianrider
« on: October 15, 2013, 01:55:14 am »
Durianrider Aka 30 bananas a day lives in my city!
I've kind of gotten into cycling a bit since I lost my license and I come across his youtube channel. He's got some pretty cool cycling vids featuring him riding with Tour Down Under riders, such as this one.
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Bios / Xavier Carter
« on: August 14, 2013, 11:13:45 am »
Name- Xavier Carter

DOB- 8/12/1985

Height- 191cm (6'3)

Weight- 77kg (170lbs)

100m- 10.00
200m- 19.63
400m- 44.53

High School

During Carter's junior year in high school he ran 10.38 seconds in the 100m sprint, 20.69 seconds in the 200m sprint and 45.88 seconds in the 400 meters, the best in the United States in that event for 2003. As a senior Carter ran 10.29 in the 100m sprint, 20.49 in the 200m sprint, and 45.44 in the 400m. He also set the national high school record in the indoor 200 m, with a time of 20.69, which is the first time any US in high school athlete run a sub 21 indoor 200m.

At the 2006 NCAA Track & Field Championships Carter won national titles in four events and became the first person to do so since Jesse Owens accomplished the feat twice in 1935 and 1936. He was also the first athlete ever to win both the 100 m and 400 m events on the same day. Carter has become known as X-Man due to the first letter of his name as well as his signature victory salute of crossing his forearms to make an X.

Shortly after his accomplishement at the NCAA Championships, Carter chose to forego his remaining 2 years of College and signed a 6 year contract with Nike. On July 11, 2006, Carter ran what was then the second fastest 200 m race ever, recording a time of 19.63. As of August 2013, that time makes him the sixth fastest man at the 200 metre dash ever after Bolt, Blake, Johnson, Dix and Gay.
Carter's 2007 season was marred by a knee injury and it was not until the beginning of the 2008 athletics season that he fully recovered. Despite the recovery Carter was unable to quality for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Unfortunately, his career has gone downhill from there because of numerous run ins with the law. He hasn't ran for a while and his sponsership is now over, as is his career it seems.

19.63 200m
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Vid from 2007
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Old Journals / Becoming An Advanced Athlete
« on: December 30, 2012, 10:46:29 pm »

Bench- 145kg  (25kg increase)
Squat- 165kg (27.5kg increase)
Deadlift- 240kg (17.5kg increase)

Sub 11 100m FAT
Sub 22 200m FAT
Have to revise my speed goals due to me being a lot slower than I thought I was.
New Goals by end of year.
Sub 11.25 100m FAT
Sub 22.75 200m FAT.

SPEED AND STRENGTH ARE SYNONYMOUS!!! If I achieve my strength goals I should attain my speed goals considering I'm staying around the same bodyweight and trying to cut bodyfat.

10% bodyfat at around 75kg

15% bodyfat at 87kg
100m- 11.37w FAT
200m- 23.15 FAT



Article & Video Discussion / 12 Year Old Aussie Kid 11.72 100m 23.76 200m
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:50:48 am »

Fast kid obviously has a lot of potential with athletics considering he's running times that are competitive at U16s when he's only 12.

Pics, Videos, & Links / Jason 'White Chocolate' Williams
« on: November 28, 2012, 10:13:05 am »
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Crazy handles and passes
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Can you guess how many athletes ran 11.00 seconds or faster on 100m in the World in 2010?
We can tell you: 3778!
And in the different Areas? And what about the 200m? publishes some interesting statistical summaries from its incredibly deep 2010 Top Lists:
Men’s 100m
10.50 sec or faster:  528 athletes
Africa: 42
 Asia: 85
 Europe: 122
 North and Central America: 245
 Oceania: 13
 South America: 21
11.00 sec or faster: 3778 athletes
Africa: 225
 Asia: 380
 Europe: 1178
 North and Central America: 1726
 Oceania: 106
 South America: 163
Men’s 200m
21.00 sec or faster: 302 athletes
Africa: 30
 Asia: 21
 Europe: 72
 North and Central America: 161
 Oceania: 8
 South America: 10
22.00 sec or faster: 2625 athletes
Africa: 171
 Asia: 265
 Europe: 744
 North and Central America: 1268
 Oceania: 74
 South America: 103
 - The 200m 2010 Top Lists are published until 22.40 sec – 3925 athletes.
 - The analysis is based on results received and processed until 29 November. The Top Lists are permanently updated.
 - To view the full lists subscribe for an All-Access Pass.

Pretty cool stats just thought I'd share.

Edit- Of course these stats underestimate exactly how many people are capable of those times because in a lot of regions there is no access to track and field. Also there's a lot of elite athletes that play other sports that could run sub 11 or maybe even sub 10.5 (mainly NFL sub 10.5) but yeh it still gives a good indication of times. If that list was expanded to sub 11.5 than there would probably be 30,000+ athletes under that time.

400m Sprinting or Shorter / Sprint Videos
« on: October 10, 2012, 11:46:37 am »
Post any sprint related videos in this thread!
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2 SEXY 4 U / Big Booty Bitches
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:59:36 am »

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