Ironically a couple of days after I published my latest article about building customized mechanics and the vitally important role that antropometrics play I came across a video that I wanted to share.
The video is an interview with Chris Sale who I used as an example in my last article due to his unique and extreme antropometrics and overall physical profile.
In it he discuss’ how he made the change from a more over the top thrower to what he is today, a sidearm flame thrower.
Later in the video he also mentions how his off-season program isn’t about “Power Lifting” and more about be “agile” and “flexible” as he describes what is important to him. This is something that I will get into when I start to talk about other parts of the physical profiles like mobility/flexibility, strength, elastic energy.
From this interview we can start to imagine what Chris Sale’s profile looks like and how you can generate a lot of power with long limbs and high levels of mobility and elastic energy. Thus making it possible for a guy who won’t impress you at all in the weight room to generate world class velocity.
Looks like we are the right track here!!
Graeme Lehman, MSc, CSCS