Q: Joe stop lying that kid you put on youtube doesn’t run a 4.16 its more like a 4.35 I just timed it!! There is no way he ran a 4.1! You don’t need to lie coach. It makes you look bad. Please post his real time so I don’t lose all faith in the rest of your training advise and teachings.
A: Dear “THE TRUTH”,
I promised myself I wouldn’t entertain this question; but, since you’re one of many people who have been emailing us and/or posting uneducated comments on our YouTube page, I felt obligated to put an end to the hate and stupidity.
Before I address Brian Witherspoon’s 40-yard dash, I want to make a general statement: YOU CAN’T GET AN ACCURATE TIME BY TIMING OFF A COMPUTER! In other words, when you watch something online, it’s not in “real” time. Sometimes things will seem faster because certain frames “skip” when a video is compressed on YouTube. On the other hand, sometimes things may appear to be slower depending on how it was filmed and/or the quality of the website it is shown on. (I can’t believe I’m even spending time on this petty bullshit!) Anyway, here’s an example…
The below video shows Mike Richardson running a 3.97-second 20-yard shuttle; If you time this drill off the computer, you will probably get between 3.6 and 3.7seconds. Although I would love to say Mike ran a 3.6-second 20-yard shuttle, he did not.
I don’t know why his time is so much faster when you time it on the computer, but the point I’m trying to make is that I know timing things off the computer is not accurate. FYI, Mike ran a 3.9-second 20-yard shuttle at his Pro Day last year. (In other words, all times posted at my facility are accurate times that coincide with official NFL times.)
Now I will show you the other extreme…
Below is a video of Brian Witherspoon running a 4.16-second 40-yard dash:
If you try and time this sprint off the computer, you will probably get a time in the 4.3-second range. Once again, I don’t know the exact reason why the computer time isn’t accurate, but I know it’s not accurate!
The funny thing is that dozens of people have emailed us to tell us that Brian Witherspoon’s 40-yard-dash time is not accurate… Yet, how come no one ever emailed us to tell us that Mike Richardson’s 20-yard shuttle was faster than we were giving him credit for??? I’ll tell you why no one ever “corrected” Mike Richardson’s 20-yard shuttle time on YouTube – the reason is because most people are jealous jerkoffs who want to see people fail! It’s a shame, but it’s true.
To conclude, I would like to say that the last thing we have to do at my facility is lie! Our results speak for themselves. And if you truly feel that our 40 times are bullshit, or our strength numbers are bullshit, etc., please stop by the gym and check out our athletes for yourself…
We’ll be happy to greet you at the door…
Q: Dear Joe,
I have a few questions about your ‘triceps death’ workout. On what days do you perform this exercise? Dynamic? Repetitive? What percentage of my one rep max should I use? Also what is the set and rep count for this exercise?
I appreciate it, thank you!
We don’t have any set rules regarding when/how we perform “triceps death”. But, I guess the three most common times we perform “triceps death” are the following:
The most common way we perform “triceps death” is by performing 5 reps off of a 1-board, 2-board, 3-board and 4-board (for a total of 20 reps). See the video below…
Sometimes we start with 5 reps off the chest and work up to the 4-board (for a total of 25 reps). Generally speaking, our athletes will perform “triceps death” with 65-70% of their 1RM in the barbell bench press.
Regardless how/when you decide to use this movement, it’s one of the all-time great triceps builders!
I play linebacker at UVa.
I've had turf toe since the middle of the season, not improving any this
off-season. You know of anything other than ice, metal insoles, and
anti-inflammatories to help it recover?
Thanks for your informative site.
I feel your pain…turf toe sucks; it sounds like such a minor injury but it can affect your ability to run and jump for years if it’s not treated properly. The problem is that there are very few things you can do for turf toe (other than the three things you mentioned).
For those of you who are unaware, “turf toe” is a hyperdorsiflexion injury of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint…and it hurts like hell! It also takes an extremely long time to heal because most people are on their feet a lot – especially athletes.
Since none of the “mainstream” treatments have helped, I highly recommend that you look into getting prolotherapy injections in your MTP joint. Prolotherapy is an injection of a growth-stimulating substance into tissues to create new, natural tissues. These injections can be performed into tendons, ligaments, some muscles, and joints. I highly recommend that you look for a doctor that’s skilled in prolotherapy – specifically with the foot – in your area. These injections may get you healthy in a fraction of the time that it takes your foot to heal itself.
Also, I would encourage you to start supplementing with proteolytic enzymes 3-5 times a day in between meals. Proteolytic enzymes are one of the most underrated supplements on the planet! They dramatically reduce inflammation and help stop pain. They also help prevent/break down scar tissue from forming which also reduces inflammation and pain. The best proteolytic enzyme supplement I know of is called Marcozyme by Marco Pharma Int’l. I’m not sure if you can purchase it online, though. (You may need to go through a nutritionist.)
Best of luck.
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