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    10,000 hours

    Training video of Project London 2012 racers

    http://vimeo.com/28585032

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    Good find.

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    I need to step my game up. Jumping is key so it seems

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    That's Michael Blatchford, 2008 Olympian and hopefully 2012 Olympian.

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    It looks like he's holding his breath while lifting, if so not recommended. Jumping and tats look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAura View Post
    It looks like he's holding his breath while lifting, if so not recommended. Jumping and tats look good.
    He's not holding his breath. He knows better. He was a junior in our training group when I did hold my breath and blow an artery in my heart, and I had several talks with him afterwards about proper lift technique. Plus, he has had some very good coaches who told him the same thing.

    Watch how he does his squats and explosive jumps. His mouth may be closed, but you don't see the redness and extension of the neck vasculature that occurs when you hold your breath during the extension phase of the lift or jump.

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    In case you guys were wondering where the "10,000 hours" comes from. I recognized it from Malcom Gladwell's book Outliers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_%28book%29
    Throughout the publication, Gladwell repeatedly mentions the "10,000-Hour Rule", claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours.
    A common theme that appears throughout Outliers is the "10,000-Hour Rule", based on a study by Anders Ericsson. Gladwell claims that greatness requires enormous time, using the source of The Beatles' musical talents and Gates' computer savvy as examples.[3] The Beatles performed live in Hamburg, Germany over 1,200 times from 1960 to 1964, amassing more than 10,000 hours of playing time, therefore meeting the 10,000-Hour Rule. Gladwell asserts that all of the time The Beatles spent performing shaped their talent, "so by the time they returned to England from Hamburg, Germany, 'they sounded like no one else. It was the making of them.'"[3] Gates met the 10,000-Hour Rule when he gained access to a high school computer in 1968 at the age of 13, and spent 10,000 hours programming on it.[3]
    It's a good book, BTW.

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    I'll be there in about a hundred years

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