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Don't Trust Standing Reach Measurements

Frank Madden of Brewhoop.com has found a reason why some measurements vary wildly. ------------------------- "After posting this I received an email from a trainer who offered up a very logical explanation for the standing reach volatility in particular. They noted that inconsistent application of the standing reach test means that players can effectively "tank" their standing reaches by slouching, extending their elbows slightly, etc., which lowers their standing reach. Why do that? Because vertical leaps are typically calculated based on the difference between max (jumping) reach and standing reach." ------------------------- Very interesting point about standing reach numbers, and could explain why a player like Tyler Zeller (7' 1/2" in shoes) has an unusually low standing reach (8' 8"). By "tanking" his standing reach, Zeller can post a much better vertical jump, to help the perception of his athleticism. via Draftexpress Twitter Page
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