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"A relaxed jump is the best jump" fallacy
« on: June 25, 2019, 02:12:29 pm »
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Many jumpers and trainers will say that a relaxed jump is the best jump like Joel and the Vertical Jump Bible author. This idea was enlightening because we all felt relaxed on our highest jumps.

But it seems like that relaxation and gliding feel on a good jump is the symptom of the good jump itself not the other way around. I would say that a happy jump is the best jump. Where your mind is at a good state can achieve the most efficient leverage and power on jump.

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Re: "A relaxed jump is the best jump" fallacy
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 07:09:11 pm »
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I used to jump in the relaxed manner back when I didn't push my penultimate steps

But when you want the fastest and longest penultimate step, you can't really be relaxed
For 2 legged jumps I mean.

I really don't feel relaxed on my current highest jumps for this reason  ;)

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Re: "A relaxed jump is the best jump" fallacy
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 09:05:07 pm »
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i recall being pretty amp'd on my best jumps/dunks.

i've had some great relaxed jumps, but my best jumps were all very aggressive.

"aggressive & loose" vs "aggressive & tight": sometimes you do get some incredible performances when you aren't trying as hard. ie look at T&F events, where someone's early jump/throw could be their best. more "relaxed" could be an observation. potentially more efficient nervous system, relying more on programmed motor patterns instead of trying to force them etc. i imagine there's some kind of fine line/groove that each person has to figure out. could be a little different between some folks.

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Re: "A relaxed jump is the best jump" fallacy
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 12:05:14 am »
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very interesting adarq!

relaxation and "feeling good" go hand in hand and the best jumps people have said they felt good.....

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