Monday, August 24, 2009
So there has been a lot of hoopla and one upsmanship going around lately with the latest athletic feat craze. Yea, the pool jump. I think it all started with the great fighter BJ Penn. It spread to a few guys in the NFL. Not to be out done, our own TJ Burns stepped up to the plate and represents the US National Bobsled team. Bobsled is up there with any sport in the world in terms of pure speed and strength translating into power. TJ is 6'3" 220lbs. He has a 39" vertical leap and has an ass to grass back squat of 450 for a triple. He is also the strength coach at Mount St. Mary's. This jump is at 3.5 feet. or roughly 41". Pretty cool stuff. I'm sure this is inspiring countless kids to try this at home and crack their knees on the edge!