Breaking a World Record with the Help of Compex
Some people can jump. Others can really jump. Brandon Talbot is among the latter.
This Saturday, May 17, 2014, Brandon will attempt to do the impossible. From a standing, stationary position he will jump--I mean, really jump--to a height never achieved before and break potentially not one, but three records.
The first record is jumping onto a platform from a standing still position. According to the Guinness World Record site, the current record is 1.48 meters (4 feet, 10.27 inches) and held by Jonas Huusom of Denmark who achieved this August 2011. This is the equivalent of jumping from the pavement onto the roof of a 2014 Honda Accord.
The second record is vertical jumping from a standing still position. There doesn’t seem to be an official category for this on the Guinness World Record site, and it’s debated between who holds the title: some say American footballer Justin Bethel, others say stuntman Kevin Jordan, while others more say Frenchman Kadour Ziani; all of whom are said to have jumped 1.52 meters (5 feet). This is the equivalent of walking up to diminutive actor, Danny Devito, shaking his hand, and jumping up on top of his head.
The third record hasn’t officially been claimed either, and that’s the highest vertical achieved from jumping off of one foot.
Brandon hasn’t exactly been training for these records all his life. He grew up in Saint George, UT but didn’t play sports until he was in his twenties when he discovered his love for beach volleyball. Following his passion, Brandon moved to Huntington Beach in sun-soaked Southern California to pursue his dream of becoming a professional beach volleyball player – a sport that favors high jumpers capable of driving the ball down sharply over the net.
While training in Orange County, California he was introduced to Compex, a DJO Global company, by trainer Rick Stassi. By incorporating Compex into his training routine, in just a few short months, Brandon added seven inches to his vertical leap, putting him in the upper echelon of athletes not only in his chosen sport of volleyball, but across all disciplines.
We are beyond excited to see how Brandon does this weekend and we hope you are too. We are already drafting our next blog and will be sure to let you know how he does. For all the details, follow Compex on Twitter @CompexCoach using hashtag #guinnessjump or on the Compex Facebook page. Lastly, if you’re in the Orange County area, come cheer him on at the Athletic Republic Orange County located at 2100 E Wilshire Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705.