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Title: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on January 09, 2019, 10:34:20 pm
So I'm a competitive bastard. Even seeing other people at the gym makes me competitive and I think I do my best when I've got something to go up against. Is anyone up for a vert comp? I'm thinking test verts - train - test verts again - profit!

Thoughts?

I've titled it 2019 but I'm thinking more a 12 or 16 week thing.

EDIT-

VERT COMP 2019-

Participants-

Coges
Maxent
Adarqui
LBSS
John Stamos
Fast Does Lie


January 2019- (SVJ, RVJ, SLRVJ)

                         SVJ           RVJ             SLRVJ
Coges                     23”                             30”
Fast Does Lie           22”
Seifullaah73            23”
Maxent   
adarqui
LBSS
John Stamos   
acole14

Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: maxent on January 10, 2019, 06:51:51 am
I'm in, haven't broken 32" in 6 months tho so wont be threatening anyone here. But love a good comp. Maybe we should have a hashtag and we can post updates on insta?
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on January 10, 2019, 03:31:59 pm
i'd love to be in.. but i think i'm out. lol. :ninja:

i love the idea of a 2019 vert comp thread tho. a competitive thread is a great. :headbang:

I'm in, haven't broken 32" in 6 months tho so wont be threatening anyone here. But love a good comp. Maybe we should have a hashtag and we can post updates on insta?

nice. #2019vertcomp. :D
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on January 10, 2019, 05:07:54 pm
I'm in, haven't broken 32" in 6 months tho so wont be threatening anyone here. But love a good comp. Maybe we should have a hashtag and we can post updates on insta?

Nice. I haven't tested in ages. Will get my baseline next week.

Yes definitely go with a hashtag. #2019vertcomp does seem to fit nicely. Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on January 10, 2019, 05:29:25 pm
i'd love to be in.. but i think i'm out. lol. :ninja:

i love the idea of a 2019 vert comp thread tho. a competitive thread is a great. :headbang:

Mate I reckon a couple of sneaky jumps would see you do quite well...
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on January 10, 2019, 06:06:57 pm
i'd love to be in.. but i think i'm out. lol. :ninja:

i love the idea of a 2019 vert comp thread tho. a competitive thread is a great. :headbang:

Mate I reckon a couple of sneaky jumps would see you do quite well...

tbh, i bet it would. that's what's crazy. all of this running has me feeling so springy/powerful. sometimes i jump up onto the curb and such, or over a small railing, or over that snake several months ago (lol), and i feel so good, almost dunk level. obviously don't have that peak power anymore, but running has definitely kept that spring going. getting some of that jump specific power back would just require actual jump sessions. would be cool to do long light runs with "strides" but instead, jumps. imagine slow quarter mile recovery laps with a L-SLRVJ every lap, going at a vertec (that sounds pretty fun lmao). all of this sounds kind of "steepler" ish.

for a while now, i've been interested in potentially jumping on grass.. :ninja: i wouldn't jump on hard courts anymore, or even indoor gyms. but i really do love springy grass. would be cool to buy a vertec and get some jumps in eventually. dragging it out there would suck tho. hah.

for now, i'll just spectate. 8)

:D :ibjumping:

#2019vertcomp !!
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on January 10, 2019, 06:21:54 pm
i'd love to be in.. but i think i'm out. lol. :ninja:

i love the idea of a 2019 vert comp thread tho. a competitive thread is a great. :headbang:

Mate I reckon a couple of sneaky jumps would see you do quite well...

tbh, i bet it would. that's what's crazy. all of this running has me feeling so springy/powerful. sometimes i jump up onto the curb and such, or over a small railing, or over that snake several months ago (lol), and i feel so good, almost dunk level. obviously don't have that peak power anymore, but running has definitely kept that spring going. getting some of that jump specific power back would just require actual jump sessions. would be cool to do long light runs with "strides" but instead, jumps. imagine slow quarter mile recovery laps with a L-SLRVJ every lap, going at a vertec (that sounds pretty fun lmao). all of this sounds kind of "steepler" ish.

for a while now, i've been interested in potentially jumping on grass.. :ninja: i wouldn't jump on hard courts anymore, or even indoor gyms. but i really do love springy grass. would be cool to buy a vertec and get some jumps in eventually. dragging it out there would suck tho. hah.

for now, i'll just spectate. 8)

:D :ibjumping:

#2019vertcomp !!

Just out of interests sake maybe do a few tests. Once a month or something. Just to see where you are?

Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on January 11, 2019, 12:14:47 pm
i'd love to be in.. but i think i'm out. lol. :ninja:

i love the idea of a 2019 vert comp thread tho. a competitive thread is a great. :headbang:

Mate I reckon a couple of sneaky jumps would see you do quite well...

tbh, i bet it would. that's what's crazy. all of this running has me feeling so springy/powerful. sometimes i jump up onto the curb and such, or over a small railing, or over that snake several months ago (lol), and i feel so good, almost dunk level. obviously don't have that peak power anymore, but running has definitely kept that spring going. getting some of that jump specific power back would just require actual jump sessions. would be cool to do long light runs with "strides" but instead, jumps. imagine slow quarter mile recovery laps with a L-SLRVJ every lap, going at a vertec (that sounds pretty fun lmao). all of this sounds kind of "steepler" ish.

for a while now, i've been interested in potentially jumping on grass.. :ninja: i wouldn't jump on hard courts anymore, or even indoor gyms. but i really do love springy grass. would be cool to buy a vertec and get some jumps in eventually. dragging it out there would suck tho. hah.

for now, i'll just spectate. 8)

:D :ibjumping:

#2019vertcomp !!

Just out of interests sake maybe do a few tests. Once a month or something. Just to see where you are?

ya i'd need to figure out a way to measure it properly, on grass (ie a real or turf football field, touches on the goal post etc).

need to think about it.

:D :ninja: :ibjumping: :ibrunning:
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: LBSS on January 11, 2019, 12:36:46 pm
i'm also tempted, whenever i leave this country and am back in a place with basketball courts. wonder how much i've lost. presumably a lot.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on January 11, 2019, 12:40:10 pm
i'm also tempted, whenever i leave this country and am back in a place with basketball courts. wonder how much i've lost. presumably a lot.

#2019lostvertcomp, LBSS vs adarq???
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: LBSS on January 11, 2019, 11:45:24 pm
i'm also tempted, whenever i leave this country and am back in a place with basketball courts. wonder how much i've lost. presumably a lot.

#2019lostvertcomp, LBSS vs adarq???

lol, let's do it!
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on January 12, 2019, 12:37:04 pm
i'm also tempted, whenever i leave this country and am back in a place with basketball courts. wonder how much i've lost. presumably a lot.

#2019lostvertcomp, LBSS vs adarq???

lol, let's do it!

ok i'll figure out a way to measure before jan is up.. :D

i'll do a grass L-SLRVJ. :ibjumping: :ibjumping: :ibjumping:
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: John Stamos on January 12, 2019, 01:29:13 pm
I'd be in but it wouldn't be fair, if you remember me from Terminal Vertical I would gain like 2 to 3 inches of vert every week lol
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on January 12, 2019, 06:18:03 pm
I'd be in but it wouldn't be fair, if you remember me from Terminal Vertical I would gain like 2 to 3 inches of vert every week lol

lol. stop :D :ibrunning: :ibsquatting: :ibjumping:
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: fast does lie on January 13, 2019, 03:10:20 am
I guess I will join. My hat off to acole14 for wasting me in our vertical gain competition..... I went negative 1 in while he at least maintained and gained.....

I am at 220 lb and sub 400 full paused squat, my prime was either many eyars ago at 178 lb and 315 or 215 and 405lb squat, not sure which one was better.....
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on January 13, 2019, 02:23:22 pm
I guess I will join. My hat off to acole14 for wasting me in our vertical gain competition..... I went negative 1 in while he at least maintained and gained.....

I am at 220 lb and sub 400 full paused squat, my prime was either many eyars ago at 178 lb and 315 or 215 and 405lb squat, not sure which one was better.....

dno which is better, but i'd go with lighter bw + strong squat rather than heavy bw + strong squat, even at the same relative strength levels. regardless, vert comp def needs more jumping.

doesn't matter what your squat is, if you're not jumping enough.

my 2cents!

pc!
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: LBSS on January 13, 2019, 08:29:06 pm
wait, stamos, you're down to 220 pounds? how have i missed that in your journal?
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on January 13, 2019, 10:09:25 pm
wait, stamos, you're down to 220 pounds? how have i missed that in your journal?

u misread :P
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on January 14, 2019, 08:07:56 pm
Just edited the first post and will keep the running tally there. When you do test your vert just state what kind of jump it was and I'll update the post.

(https://i.redd.it/6f2tpicxins11.jpg)
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: John Stamos on January 14, 2019, 09:05:36 pm
wait, stamos, you're down to 220 pounds? how have i missed that in your journal?

Lol I wish, this summer for sure
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: acole14 on January 15, 2019, 12:26:59 am
I'm keen, I just completely fell off the rails leading up to Christmas/NYs. Need a bit of competition to get me going again!
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: seifullaah73 on January 15, 2019, 04:00:42 pm
I have decided to monitor my vert progress while doing sprint workouts, which currently my standing vertical jump is at 23 inches.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: fast does lie on January 16, 2019, 05:08:04 am
22in standing vertical right now for me..... maybe less, maybe more lol..... i feel like im jumping on needles sometimes.... must do some cardio and less carbs/salt
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on January 16, 2019, 07:59:35 am
I tested standing vert tonight. Fingers about 2" over a 10ft rim which gives me a 22-23" SVJ. SLRVJ was a bit better and I was getting mid wrist touch on the rim (with ball) so closer to 30" on that side.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: maxent on January 16, 2019, 08:54:06 am
Good job for actually testing. I'm not game to test in case it's too depressing. Ha
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on January 16, 2019, 07:42:16 pm
Good job for actually testing. I'm not game to test in case it's too depressing. Ha

Haha I was there so I had to. 22" is pretty depressing though but it's always been that depressing for me.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: seifullaah73 on January 17, 2019, 07:45:19 am
I am feeling much better of my bad SVJ's measurement, but it's not really that bad then I guess. But I can't reach the rim at 23 inches as I am not tall. But a good start where everyone is almost at about the same.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on January 31, 2019, 05:40:10 pm
OP updated as it's the 1st of Feb here. I'm going to test properly next week to get a full baseline.

Might be worth some others doing the same :ninja:
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: acole14 on January 31, 2019, 08:55:30 pm
OP updated as it's the 1st of Feb here. I'm going to test properly next week to get a full baseline.

Might be worth some others doing the same :ninja:

Incoming!  :ibjumping:

(Although mine won't be a 'baseline' as such...been training for a bit prior to this.)
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: LBSS on January 31, 2019, 10:26:08 pm
according to my recent dream i'm at about 37-38  :P
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on February 01, 2019, 01:50:53 pm
according to my recent dream i'm at about 37-38  :P

coincidence city lately.. i was just coming on to post my dream-related vert. LMFAO.

according to my dream it's about 42" :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :trollface: :ibjumping:

real vert: not sure when i'll measure.. running really has taken over everything. heh! :derp:
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on February 02, 2019, 03:04:12 pm
this doesn't count obviously.. for fun:

this was september 2017, probably ~28" L-SLRVJ:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H4_9QYbBno

that's alot of lost vert!

same hoop, september 2011 (-6 years), probably ~35" L-SLRVJ occasionally in this session.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_nXbwu89fA

my left leg (quad/itb/glute) was destroyed too.. basically had a "thigh splint" (similar to shin splint).

#memorylane



also, August 2016. got back up to like 32" peak or so around this time, iirc.. was jumping alot, lunging alot, sprinting alot, and running:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_hib2RIRvU
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: acole14 on February 12, 2019, 09:52:05 pm
Starting 2019 heights (from four days ago):

SVJ: ~30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTbEcMwrtl0

DSVJ: ~31''
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ1iV9d2arw

This is a target of ~255cm, or 75cm/~30'' if I hit it. I'm scraping it with SVJ and clearing it by probably only an inch with DSVJ.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: seifullaah73 on March 05, 2019, 11:29:26 am
Man. took some time for me to find it. Journals thread was the last place I expected to find this.

I measured my SVJ after finishing my speed session, which was at 24 inches.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: ChrisM on March 05, 2019, 12:03:48 pm
IDK how I missed this but duh, I'm in! Anything to track and hold yourself accountable is great IMO!

I'll get some baselines this week even tho it's March 😞
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on March 05, 2019, 05:22:38 pm
Nice and nice.

I haven't tested mine in the last month but am getting a new adjustable ring for home so will be able to test it anytime I want.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on March 05, 2019, 06:33:08 pm
fu*k that's a good idea. i should buy a vertec... :D :ibjumping:

or maybe that's a bad idea. :trollface:
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: Coges on March 07, 2019, 05:03:41 pm
fu*k that's a good idea. i should buy a vertec... :D :ibjumping:

or maybe that's a bad idea. :trollface:

Dude that's a brilliant idea  :ibrunning: :ibjumping: :headbang:

I put together my ring yesterday. So good having it in the driveway.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: maxent on March 07, 2019, 10:09:44 pm
Hit a 32" rvj the other day. Vid on insta, not official because it's an outdoor rim of unknown height but will try get a better jump on video indoor
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: ChrisM on March 09, 2019, 12:35:15 am
Alright, in the middle of warmups for leg day and decided to test the SVJ. We have some of the Olympic ring things (? Lol) in the studio room in adjustable straps. So I measured them out and just kept moving them up. They're in the corner so nervous about using them for RVJ but... one jump at 35", two at 34ish and the first one at 32+/- a tad. Attempts went 32, 34, 35, 36(f), 34 barely.

Will figure out a halfway decent way to test all the RVJ variations as I lift tonight I hope.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: maxent on March 09, 2019, 05:43:54 am
Latest jump vid on insta around 34-36". I wasn't expecting to jump quite so high otherwise I  would have prepped the session better (had the phone by the sideline .. far for a clear video). Not bad for my 2nd jump session of the season .. can't wait to lose some of this deadweight and switch over to the peaking phase of training.

Also found out that if i jump without the ball i can get a nice athletic looking approach to the rim from the left side of the rim. Which is interesting because i do most of my jumping on the R side which is my least athletic side because im very slow approaching from the right of the rim. I am left handed by the way. Left of the rim im much faster but with the caveat that i can't jump well or so i thought, except it seems that only applies with the ball. Im a goofy jumper by the way which is why all of this is the wrong way around.
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: adarqui on March 09, 2019, 10:18:34 pm
Latest jump vid on insta around 34-36". I wasn't expecting to jump quite so high otherwise I  would have prepped the session better (had the phone by the sideline .. far for a clear video). Not bad for my 2nd jump session of the season .. can't wait to lose some of this deadweight and switch over to the peaking phase of training.

Also found out that if i jump without the ball i can get a nice athletic looking approach to the rim from the left side of the rim. Which is interesting because i do most of my jumping on the R side which is my least athletic side because im very slow approaching from the right of the rim. I am left handed by the way. Left of the rim im much faster but with the caveat that i can't jump well or so i thought, except it seems that only applies with the ball. Im a goofy jumper by the way which is why all of this is the wrong way around.

latest I see is the 32"? you speaking of that one or a new one? anyway, nice.

damn you have to tell us how you increased your vert from 12" to 34-36" in a few days. :ninja:



Alright, in the middle of warmups for leg day and decided to test the SVJ. We have some of the Olympic ring things (? Lol) in the studio room in adjustable straps. So I measured them out and just kept moving them up. They're in the corner so nervous about using them for RVJ but... one jump at 35", two at 34ish and the first one at 32+/- a tad. Attempts went 32, 34, 35, 36(f), 34 barely.

Will figure out a halfway decent way to test all the RVJ variations as I lift tonight I hope.

jumping to olympic rings is pretty cool. :ibjumping:
Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: maxent on March 10, 2019, 11:53:17 am

latest I see is the 32"? you speaking of that one or a new one? anyway, nice.

damn you have to tell us how you increased your vert from 12" to 34-36" in a few days. :ninja:

thanks! i put it under highlights .. better for assessing height cos you get a full screen video when viewed as a story  :highfive:

Title: Re: 2019 Vert Comp
Post by: ChrisM on June 24, 2019, 01:32:25 pm
BUMMMMPPPPPP  ;D


SVJ now a solid 36"! Eagerly awaiting a rested dunk session for a RVJ test although my movement efficiency is probably down lol