Paul Fabritz and the Vertical Jump

Jan 23, 2019

BTB Lax coach Jesse Miller

This is gonna be a multi-part series cuz there’s so much good stuff to talk about…

Bottom line:  The higher you can jump, the more athletic you are.

And if you increase your vertical jump, you’ll become a better lacrosse player.

You’ll be able to hit a golf ball further (which I care about…)

You’ll be able to hammer a forehand in tennis harder (which I also care about…)

Paul Fabritz is a young guy…

Fabritz's Aha Moment came early on when he read Super Training by Yuri Verkhoskansky…

I kinda want to buy it, but it’s $65 bones on Amazon.  I’m on a budget right now, but will get it in the next couple months...

(Maybe I’ll make it a biz expense to continue this ‘vertical jump’ series… that’s actually a good idea!)

When Fabritz started training and learning more, he increased his vertical jump by a foot.

That’s insane!

He’s all about producing FORCE faster… and figuring out ways to get better rates of force developments.

Oh yeah, Fabritz is James Harden’s personal training coach.  

James Harden was the most valuable player in the NBA last year (and he might be again this year…)

I came across Fabritz on the Mind Pump podcast.

(Mind Pump in a solid podcast if you’re looking for training tips, ways to get stronger, stuff like that…)

The podcast started with Fabritz talking about his approach to training.

He looks for that LIMITING FACTOR.

… that could be ankle mobility, hip stiffness, whatever…

Then he works to fix it. 

His clients (at least the ones who want it) increase their vertical jump.  Almost gauranteed...

In turn, they become better athletes.

The podcast shifted to talk about his observations on elite athletes…

…what makes them tick.

But you know what I LOVED about Fabrtiz??

He explained his mantra…

He wants to GIVE, GIVE, and GIVE

And he does that everyday... rarely asking for anything in return.

He’s all in -- and ONLY works with clients who think the SAME EXACT WAY.

I relate to that 100%.

It’s the only way to operate really...

If you want to get better at lacrosse, you gotta love the grind.

And you gotta understand that the grind will continue indefinitely...

But’s it’s SO MUCH FUN…

And probably one of the most rewarding activities you can do.

Want my suggestion?

Don't be a pioneer...

Learn from others who’ve done it before...

It'll save you time...

That’s a main motivation why I put together the BTB Players ManualLax Shooting MasteryOff-Hand Ninja, etc...

They all help you narrow your focus on stuff that works.

Talk soon,

Coach Miller

P.S.  I’ll dive into the specifics of rate of force development once I read up on it a bit more.

P.S.S.  A few years back I read an awesome article about a 41-year old cat who made it his #1 goal to dunk.  He’d never done it before.

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