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Super athlete – box jumping – standing leap onto 62″ inch tall box

We’ve been awed all week at the history-making US Bobsled team. The bobsled and skeleton athletes from the USA have won medals so far in every event – including the first-ever gold medal in the men’s 2-man won by Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton.

Maybe you at home are sitting there thinking “Hey, that doesn’t look too bad, maybe I could make the team. I’d just have to push a little and enjoy the ride.” Well, before you start making room for your Olympic medals, check out this video of star brakeman ‘Super’ Steve Langton training on the box jump.

Langton is regarded by every athlete we’ve spoken to as nearly superman in his natural ability. Langton is a 6’2″, 230lbs sprinting machine. Like many bobsled athletes, he’s a former track athlete. He’s the champion in the inaugural Push Start World Championships. And he can leap onto a 62″ box from a standing start – that’s over 5 feet.

via Daily House

 

Then, there’s senior cornerback, Justin Bethel, from Presbyterian College, who at 6-feet jumps on these boxes at roughly 60 inches off the ground:
 

The idea board – what to do with all these images around us?

Da Vinci would carry around a sketchbook for those everyday genius moments and fill it with drawings, notes, and ideas.

I create a wall of images. Dare I say print objects! They creep up the wall until the whole surface is covered like a mosaic.

Wherever I go a wall of images trails me. I think I do it because it completes my half-photographic memory, but also because it encourages me to be creative in a way I cannot explain.

Which is why it’s awesome to see this commercial with Ron Howard using an image wall.

I’m totally copying his set-up: ginormous black board on a stand. It looks so much more sophisticated than my scotch tape wall, plus when it fills up I can replace it with a fresh one and save the old one for future ideas.