Vertical Jump Bible (July 2019)

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  • #10088
    Fraser_9to5
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    25 Aug

    CMJ – 59.5cm / 23.5″

    SL Box Jumps – 3 x 12 (per leg)
    Box Jumps – 3 x 6
    18″ Depth Jumps – 3 x 5
    Jump Squats – 3 x 12 x 20kg
    RDL – 3 x 6 x 87.5kg
    Squat – 3 x 6 x 102.5kg

    Single leg box jumps were awful, no rhythm at all and couldn’t work on hip extension. It’s possible I set the bench too high and that’s causing me problems. Everything else was great and I had a really solid gain on my vert.

    26 Aug

    Bench Press – 3 x 6 x 80kg
    BB Rows – 3 x 6 x 70kg
    Chin Ups – 3 x 8

    28 Aug

    Squat – 3 x 6 x 102.5kg
    Hex DL – 3 x 6 x 112.5kg
    Jump Squats – 3 x 12 x 20kg
    18″ Depth Jumps – 3 x 5
    Box Jumps – 3 x 6
    SL Box Jumps – 3 x 12 (per leg)

    Better coordination with the single leg jumps, I reduced the distance by ~2 inches and that made all the difference. Phase II should be regular deadlift but I feel much more comfortable with a hex bar which shouldn’t be a problem including instead. My 1RM wa estimated at 150kg based on this site https://strengthlevel.com/52858-9to5strength where I’d been tracking my lifts.

    30 Aug

    Bench Press – 3 x 6 x 87.5kg
    BB Rows – 3 x 6 x 75kg
    DB OHP – 3 x 8 x 20kg
    Chin Ups – 3 x 8

    Good workout, TOOL have a new album so I was blasting that in the gym at 7am.

    Here’s my 2nd attempt at the single leg box jumps.

    #10089
    Fraser_9to5
    Keymaster

    1 Sept

    CMJ – 56cm

    SL Box Jumps – 4 x 12 (per leg)
    Box Jumps – 4 x 6
    18″ Depth Jumps – 4 x 5
    Jump Squats – 4 x 10 x 27.5kg
    RDL – 4 x 5 x 87.5kg
    A1 Squat – 4 x 5 x 107.5kg
    A2 Poliquin Step Up – 3 x 8 x 20kg

    First set of squats were belted as I wasn’t feeling it today. Jumps felt sluggish which is reflected in my CMJ, quite heavy legs from all this training. Will make a point of increasing recovery measures for the final weeks.

    2 Sept

    Bench Press – 4 x 5 x 87.5kg
    BB Rows – 3 x 6 x 75kg
    Crunchy Frog Abs – 3 x 20

    5 Sept

    Squat – 4 x 5 x 107.5kg
    Hex DL – 4 x 5 x 120kg
    Jump Squats – 4 x 10 x 27.5kg
    18″ Depth Jumps – 4 x 5
    Box Jumps – 4 x 6
    SL Box Jumps – 4 x 12 (per leg)

    Again almost 2 hours of training including the warm up. I banged my shins doing box jumps as I went for height and didn’t travel across enough. I like this more than Vert Shock because I’m still lifting weights and despite it not being the focus I’m gaining back a little more of my strength.

    6 Sept

    Bench Press – 4 x 5 x 90kg
    BB Rows – 4 x 5 x 80kg
    Chin Ups – 3 x 8

    Short on time, which happens a lot lately. The only thing I skipped was overhead press so it isn’t a problem. My schedule is different for the final weeks so I just shifted everything forward by one day, meaning legs are going to be Mon & Thurs instead of Sun & Wed.

    Good week despite the banged up shins form the failed jump, part of improving is putting yourself through sessions where you almost feel tired before you’ve started. The rewards come when you allow your body a full rest, something I’ll get in two weeks time.

    #10099
    Fraser_9to5
    Keymaster

    10 Sept

    CMJ – 57cm

    SL Box Jumps – 5 x 12 (per leg)
    Box Jumps – 5 x 6
    18″ Depth Jumps – 5 x 5
    Jump Squats – 5 x 8 x 32.5kg
    RDL – 2 x 4 x 95kg
    Squat – 2 x 5 x 115kg

    Very pleased to start easing off with the weights, these sessions are long and arduous.

    11 Sept

    Planche Lean – 5 x 20 secs
    Frogstand (5 mins practice) – 17 secs max
    Sprinter Sit ups – 3 x 20

    Doing a few exercises for a potential full planche, these were okay.

    13 Sept

    Squat – 2 x 4 x 115kg (belted)
    Hex DL – 2 x 4 x 127.5kg
    Jump Squats – 5 x 8 x 32.5kg
    18″ Depth Jumps – 5 x 5
    Box Jumps – 5 x 6
    SL Box Jumps – 5 x 12 (per leg)

    Something about early morning workouts makes my back feel untrustworthy, so I put on a weight belt for the squats. About 1h45 of exercise, legs are getting fatigued. No concern at all that my CMJ is only 57cm, when I ran track my box jumps would go up ~5cm when I eased off weights and I can see something similar happening here. The exercises feel laboured but I’m trying my best to be explosive.

    14 Sept

    Bench Press – 4 x 5 x 90kg
    BB Rows – 4 x 5 x 80kg
    Chin Ups – 3 x 10

    Really phoning it in with the upper body work, it’s still more than I did for Vert Shock and as long as I don’t lose strength I’m not fussed.

    Very relieved to finish week 7 because I know next week is a taper and then I can relax before re-testing.

    #10120
    Fraser_9to5
    Keymaster

    16 Sept

    CMJ – 61cm/24″ (what?!)

    SL Box Jumps – 2 x 12 (per leg)
    Box Jumps – 2 x 6
    18″ Depth Jumps – 2 x 5
    Jump Squats – 2 x 5 x 40kg
    RDL – 2 x 3 x 100kg
    Squat – 2 x 3 x 122.5kg

    17 Sept

    Stretches – Hamstring, Quad, Back, Hips
    Planche Lean – 5 x 20 secs
    Sprinter Situps – 3 x 20
    Frogstand – max 15 secs (8 mins)

    19 Sept

    Squat – 2 x 3 x 122.5kg (belted)
    Hex DL – 2 x 3 x 135kg
    Jump Squats – 2 x 5 x 40kg
    18″ Depth Jumps – 2 x 5
    Box Jumps – 2 x 6
    SL Box Jumps – 2 x 12 (per leg)

    I blame having to avoid all ab work for 3 weeks on my poor squatting, felt my lower back when I was warming up with 100kg so no point in risking it. Really need to sort it out as 122kg is not that heavy to be folding in half or relying on a belt.

    20 Sept

    Pull ups – 10,10,9,9,6,6
    Push ups – 4 x 15
    V Situps – 2 x 15

    Tired after the pull ups so I cut the push ups short, meant to be doing 100 total.

    Vert Progress

    That 24 inch jump came out of nowhere given I had just finished a pretty heavy week of training. I suppose I already moved to 2 sets of weights instead of the usual 5, but I still do not feel fresh. Very much looking forward to re-tests, I’ll probably do several and the 23rd, 27th and 2nd look like good options. I don’t see anything wrong with a full warm up on those days then a dozen or so running verts, enough to work on technique without fatiguing me.

    #10122
    Fraser_9to5
    Keymaster

    24 Sept

    CMJ – 58.5cm / 23″

    A quick tester at what would be the start of week 9.

    30 Sept

    CMJ 58cm, Run Vert 63.5cm / 25″

    I started with a running vert of 23″ and didn’t feel entirely fresh here, it was more of a primer before the main test.

    2 Oct

    CMJ 61cm / 24″
    Run Vert 68cm / 26.75″

    I set my hoop at this height and hoped I could touch it, if I’d gone higher I would work out how clear my fingers were over the rim. As it happened I grazed it with a fingertip, meaning that my results from Vertical Jump Bible are as follows:

    Counter-movement Jump gain: 2.4″ / 6.1cm
    Running Jump gain: 3.75″ / 9.5cm

    My results & review video is up on my channel, this felt like a more intelligent program design than Vert Shock and one I’d happily repeat. I’m taking the rest of the week off then rolling straight into a 10 week program called Jump Science 2.0, which costs $37 and looks very promising.

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