Jeremy Evans Title Shot

P3 Highlight Analysis: Jeremy Evans’ unique combination of length, accleration and elasticity leads to amazing block-dunk sequence

Last night, P3 athlete Jeremy Evans had one of most amazing displays of athleticism you will ever see on a basketball court.

To perform this impressive sequence of athletic events, Jeremy utilized lower body drive, acceleration, length and the elastic properties of his muscles and tendons to story and release energy.

While Jeremy’s length is not particularly unusual for an NBA player, his acceleration, elastic series properties and length relationship is truly unique. When Jeremy first showed up to P3, he was one of our better approach athletes (touched 12’2.5″ during approach vertical testing) and had a great deal of elasticity, however was unstable and had room for improvement when it came to managing eccentric loads. Jeremy adapted to our customized training quickly.

This past off-season Jeremy touched 12’4.5″ during approach vertical testing.

Jeremy now performs very well in the force plate drop to vertical test, getting an excellent return on the vertical force he puts into the ground and touching higher than any other NBA player we have tested.

Jeremy setting up for the drop to vertical force plate test. We have now been utilizing advanced technology to identify and track Jeremy's movement patterns and athleticism (speed, power, change of direction, second jump etc..) in exacting detail for three years.

 

While Jeremy’s ability to utilize the stretch shortening cycle has improved over the past three off-seasons, it has never been a primary need. The primary focus has been on improving his ability create more force from muscle contraction. The ability to utilize high force producing muscles is essential, especially when required to produce force from a rested position or without a pre-load. To improve this quality in Jeremy we have pushed hard on lower body acceleration, complexing functional strength movements that forced hip extension with plyometrics and ballistic movements that challenged him to accelerate quickly and rapidly generate force from rested positions or a standstill.

Recent testing indicated that Jeremy is now much better at utilizing muscle drive and creating force from a rested position.

Jeremy Evans seated vertical force plate graph

 

Jeremy now produces 2700 Newtons of vertical force and jumps 32.5 inches (1 inch higher than his standing vertical from 7/21/10) from a seated position. The amount of vertical force per kg of body-weight (N/kg) he now produces in this test, ranks in the 88th percentile of our NBA wing database. The qualities and physical adaptations that allow Jeremy to perform well in the seated box jump to vertical test, correlate with his improved first step, and acceleration. This is very evident when looking at how rapidly he accelerates, closes out and blocks Ronny Turiaf’s shot.

Jeremy goes from being under the basket when Ronny is setting up to shoot, to flying through the air as Ronny releases his shot.

Once Jeremy gets the ball in the open court, his elite elastic components take over and he glides to basket for the one-handed dunk.

While Jeremy is primarily a two footed jumper, the one footed approach dunk shows that his bilateral strength and power gains, as measured by P3, have translated to the court. To build Jeremy’s bilateral strength and power, we like to complex bilateral multi-joint strength movements and single-leg plyometrics.

Jeremy now sets the standard for our NBA athletes when it comes to performing single-leg lateral plyometrics.

Another important characteristic that Jeremy displays every time he trains at P3 and during the block-dunk sequence is all out effort.

After the amazing block and dunk, Jeremy beats all of his teammates down the court to deflect the pass.

3 COMMENTS TO THIS POST

  1. We are so proud of Jeremy and all of his accomplishments!!! can’t wait til basketball season!

  2. They even made a page to defend Ronny Turiaf because of all the dunk that Jeremy laid on him. I’ve never seen this because of one play.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/former-gonzaga-basketball-star-ronny-turiaf-mocked-on-youtube-and-twitter

  3. The use of science has provided this athlete the ability to improve his game on both sides of the court. He would not have been able to gain the improvements without these specific workouts tailored to each individual aspect. Being able to measure his force before and after show an increase in acceleration, muscle drive; creating a larger force. All of this helps prove P3′s ability to provide increased athletic performance with the use of science. There is no guessing whether or not each individual exercise is optimized for that specific goal. Recently learning the basics about acceleration, force and velocity it is very useful going forward looking for specific workouts targeting specific athletic goals. I have a better understanding while reading articles such as this and feel that I take away more from them.

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