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10/17/2014 11:15:27 AM Turning the damn thing on.  I use mine primarily for motorcycle racing.  It's always on a different mode then when I left it, or difficult to tell when it's actually on or even turn on with gloves on.  The replay has a big ass button that you can't miss and vibrates when it's pressed to record.  I know, sounds stupid, but several people I know at the track have switched from Gopro's simply due to missing footage like crazy.  Plus the Gopro it has about a dozen modes I just don't need.  I'm also the type that doesn't have a million apps on my iphone so all of this is just IMHO.   That's not even touching the fact that about every third file is corrupted no matter what cards I use.  
10/16/2014 5:51:42 PM I hope this takes off.  I absolutely hate using my Gopro and am switching to the ReplayXD just because it's got one big ass switch on the top and vibrates when it's on.  
10/16/2014 4:17:43 PM Years of basketball and quite a few rehab stints with knee injuries!  Learning how to be injury free, faster and stronger has taught me a lot.  
10/16/2014 1:17:00 PM As in how often should you be lifting?  That's actually a very complicated discussion.  Some people can lift every day of the week, others three days a week and both get the same results.  It has a lot to do with your diet, sleep patterns, and genetic traits.  I only actually lift 3 to 4 days a week, the other days are cardio/agility etc.  In the past, I've lifted as often as six days per week. I suggest you get on bodybuilding.com, drink some coffee, and pour over the thousands of threads debating that one. As far as plyo's though, no more than three times a week.  You have to understand the forces on your joints are WAY higher than lifting, because it's a sharp and explosive movement.  I remember reading that every time Barry Sanders cut/changed direction playing football, over 650 pounds of force was applied to the knee joint.  Think about that, then think about how easy it is to simply jump or cut.  I believe in Tim Grover's book he said something like no more than 300 "touches" per workout.  I'm going off memory though and probably wrong.  It's very easy to overtrain on them because you don't feel the fatigue the same way you normally would.  And you probably won't notice it until you actually tear something.   Regular weight lifting will actually help with recovery from your plyo workouts.  They really do kind of go hand in hand.  
10/16/2014 1:10:42 PM Just big boned!
10/16/2014 10:38:43 AM You should probably start noticing small differences within a couple weeks.  As far as huge gains, it's going to depend on your level of dedication.  If you are really on it, along with all of your other fitness, I would think you should be able to add several inches in 90 days or so.  It's hard for me to say really.  We all have that friend that goes to the gym every week and always looks the same because they don't really push themselves.  Try adding 2.5 percent to your lifts weekly.
10/15/2014 11:12:36 PM Don't you have a bomb threat to be calling in to the Special Olympics? Sig line is awesome though.
10/15/2014 3:51:06 PM Oh yeah, I agree.  My point was that Redbull isn't some secret formula, it's a ton of cheap crap actually.  They just market the brand better than anyone.  
10/15/2014 3:43:28 PM Eff' it, I keep forgetting to PM you guys.   For legs, figure out whatever your routine is.  But make sure it incorporates these lifts: -squats-clean-deadlift Lift as heavy as possible for low amounts of reps.  I usually do five sets of six.  I also add in additional stuff for leg days like lunges, romanian deads, single leg squats etc.  But you build power through lifting a ton of weight, and start with the heaviest lifts first, then do your other lifts (i.e., the three I listed) Plyo's, for these DO NOT OVERDO IT!  Most people overtrain with plyos because you don't feel the effects initially.  Remember, these are all done for speed, as fast as possible and as explosive as possible.   -depth jumps.  Make sure you EXPLODE up after touching the ground, don't linger.  Try and be on the ground for as little time as possible. 3x10 at most. -Don't know what it's called but rapidly jump up and tap something over and over.  I use the backboard or rim.  Arms straight up over your head.  Jump as high as you can, but this is more of a bouncing move.  Don't let your heels touch the ground.  I've found you need a target or something to touch at your peak to keep form and for motivation.  Do about 30 seconds to a minute straight.  One minute rest.  No more than five sets.  This will wear you the hell out.  Again, it's a bounce, touch the ground for as little time as possible.  You will find that you actually jump highest when you are bending your legs around 15 degrees or so, maybe a couple inches.  After a few times you find the groove and you will find it's pretty impressive how high you can get with what seems like a ton less effort.   -broad jump.  Get in an athletic stance, jump forward as far/high as possible.  Key here is to swing your arms and legs into the jump.  You arms are actually responsible for as much as 15 percent of your leaping force.  You need to train your entire body to drive itself in the direction you want to go.  Note in the video above, my feet kick up very sharply and quickly as I'm getting towards the peak.  Watch high flying basketball or volleyball players in slow motion and you will see their arms and legs are still moving upwards when their body momentum is starting to slow.  This is why they appear to "hang" in the air.  Their center of gravity is still actually going up at this exact moment, even though their physical body is at it's peak.  Do this for half the length of a basketball court or some other distance of roughly 50 feet.  Warning, this is going to wear you the hell out.  5-10 sets. -Box jumps.  DO NOT overdo this.  Start small and work your way up.  Everyone wants to try and jump 60 inches right off the bat and first time you catch your feet and land on your head you will regret that one.  As with the other workouts, you are training your nervous system to explode, so no "winding" up into your jump.  Start in a mild athletic stance, feet shoulder width apart.  Rapidly descend and explode.  Suck your knees up as you jump, this allows you to get on top of a higher box, as well as starts training your body to move all it's mass upwards.  Don't worry, you won't quite try and tuck them later on while playing sports, but you kinda have to exaggerate some things for it to take hold. With all of these, think of landing as light as possible, like a cat.  You shouldn't hear the sound of your shoes smacking into the ground hard. Finally, switch your cardio to jump rope.  Try for 6 sessions of 3 minutes with a 1 minute break in between.  There is a reason why boxers train this way, it wears you the hell out and trains you to be light on your feet.  Plus burns tons of calories.  There are tons of things you can do, Tim Grover has a good book, or the vertical jump bible.  It's all the same thing though when it comes to plyos, you are really training for speed, so keep that in mind at all times.  
10/15/2014 12:36:43 PM Forgot to shoot this off to you and Von, will do shortly.   Here is the video from that pic actually, note it's a very quick motion, very little compression of the legs before springing up.
10/6/2014 1:19:49 PM JDiggidy, they simply invest more into marketing than any other company I have ever seen.  The product itself is cheap, I can order the same stuff on alibaba with any logo I want on it.  But they are masters at getting their name out there and willing to spend to do it.  Their budget for their F1 team is reportedly over 300 million per season alone.   Other things like the space jump and embracing extreme sports.  While not everyone participates in them, everyone has heard or seen one of their insane stunts.  
10/6/2014 1:14:06 PM Lol, like many things in life.  It's simple, but it's not easy.  It's just building a routine, and even more than that, a thought process.   I'll shoot you some stuff in a little bit when I'm  not driving.
10/4/2014 5:16:03 PM I really got into the science behind jumping in high school.  Freshman year I had a 12 inch vertical leap, just after high school I hit my eyebrow on the rim (still have the scar).  I'm easilly a foot off that now, but still a lot higher than most.  I intend to get it back once my back heals.  It's a simple process once you understand the componants that go into it.  Side benefit is the overal strength, speed and agility you will attain.   Simple, but not easy though.  Still a lot of work.  
10/4/2014 5:04:08 PM Whatever has snow tires on it.  I drove an M5 to the mountain on snow tires just as easlily as I drove any of my 4x4 trucks.  
10/4/2014 5:02:28 PM Red Bull pumps more money as a percentage of revenue in to marketing than any other company I have seen ever.  In fact, I'm revamping my business to follow their marketing model.  It's fascinating looking at their financials going back ten years and seeing the risk they took to promote themselves as they have.  


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