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Canes Improve Strength and Speed in Preparation for Coach L Era

Canes Improve Strength and Speed in Preparation for Coach L Era

Oct. 18, 2011

 

CORAL GABLES, Fla. –The University of Miami men’s basketball team has adapted to many changes in the past few months with the addition of coaches and new philosophies. Now the team is learning how basketball is not just about playing defense and shooting a basketball, it’s also about the weight room.

Since Strength and Conditioning Coach Jim Krumpos joined the staff in the spring, the men’s basketball team has increased its strength and speed exponentially.

“I’m extremely happy and proud of our guys and their accomplishments this offseason,” said Krumpos. “The guys dedicated themselves to our training program and philosophy and it has paid off.  While the improvements in numbers are great, what I really take pride in is when the guys tell me they can do things on the court they couldn’t before they started training with me.”

The players were first tested in various strength and agility tests in late May, then were checked again the first week of October.

Within those five months, the Canes tremendously improved their team averages on the one-step vertical jump (two inches), the bench press average maximum (26 pounds), the 185 test (3.7 reps) and the mile run (90 seconds).

Individually, Malcolm Grant and DeQuan Jones each added four inches to their one-step vertical jump, closely followed by a 3.5-inch increase by Garrius Adams.

Four players – Raphael Akpejiori, Rion Brown, DeQuan Jones and Trey McKinney Jones – increased their leg press weight by 180 pounds and three players – Akepjiori, Reggie Johnson and Jones – added 50 pounds to their bench press maximums.

In the 185 test, bench pressing 185 pounds as many times as possible, Johnson upped his mark by eight reps and Adams added seven more up-and-downs.

Adams and Jones also had major improvements in the chin up (body weight plus weight attached to a belt), notching 69 more pounds per pull up than their previous mark.

In the mile run, Justin Heller and Durand Scott each knocked off at least three minutes from their original time, while Jones took two fewer minutes on his second testing. Akpejiori ran a team-best mile with a time of 5:22, closely followed by Rion Brown at 5:23.

Below is a table of individual performances by the University of Miami men’s basketball team.

Name WT VJ 1 Step Leg Press Bench Max 185 Test Chin-Up Revrse.Crl Mile
                     
Adams, Garrius
May 23-24 2011 193 28.5 29.5 360lbx20 220 6 218 75 7:26:00
Oct 3-7 2011 197 27 33   235 13 287 100 6:36:00
                     
Akpejiori, Raphael
May 23-24 2011 230 29 32.5 410lbx20 215 9 255 75 6:53:00
Oct 3-7 2011 229 31 34.5 590×20 265 14 319 105 5:22:00
                     
Brown, Rion
June-27 2011 194 28.5 31.5 320lbx20 205 2 220 60 6:43:00
Oct 3-7 2011 191 29.5 33 500×23 210 4 261 90 5:23:00
                     
Daniels, Bishop
June 30 2011 165 31 33.5 270lbx20 215 3 215 50  
Oct 3-7 2011 170       220 4 260 100 5:59:00
Gamble, Julian
May 23-24 2011 254 27 31.5 410lbx20 250 12 279 80  
Oct 3-7 2011                  
                     
Grant, Malcolm
May 23-24 2011 188 24 27.5 360lbx20 225 9 213 60  
Oct 3-7 2011 185 27.5 31.5   250 12 255 100 5:35:00
                     
Heller, Justin
June-27 2011 189     360×20 205 2 230 50 9:07:00
Oct 3-7 2011 181 21 27 410×15 225 7 226 90 6:00:00
                     
Johnson, Reggie
  313       250 13 313   7:14:00
Oct 3-7 2011 312       300 21 368    
                     
Jones, DeQuan
May 23-24 2011 218 25.5 31.5 360lbx20 250 18 243 65 7:47:00
Oct 3-7 2011 222 30.5 35.5 540×15 300 22 312 115 5:49:00
                     
Kadji, Kenny
June-27 2011 251 29 33 380lbx20 210 6 276 75 7:08:00
Oct 3-7 2011 254 30 34 500×14 235 7 309 100 5:54:00
                     
Larkin, Shane
Aug 30th 2011 170 32.5 39.5 360×20 215 3 215 75 6:42:00
Oct 3-7 2011 171 31.5 41 450×20 215 0 241   6:20:00
McKinney Jones, Trey
June 6 2011 216 30.5 36 410lbx20 275 18 241 65 6:51:00
Oct 3-7 2011 213 30.5 38 590×21 300 19 283 115 5:43:00
                     
Quigtar, Ryan
Aug 22nd 2011 175 26.5 32.5 425×20 225 8 220 70  
Oct 3-7 2011 175 27 31 500×20 230 10 230 90 5:47:00
                     
Scott, Durand
June-27 2011 198 27 28 270lbx29 235 12 250 60 8:45:00
Oct 3-7 2011 203       275 17 293 100 5:38:00
                     
                     
Swoope, Erik
June-27 2011 230 27.5 35 450lbx20 275 15 280 75 6:49:00
Oct 3-7 2011 230 29 36 590×20 300 17 330 115 5:44:00
                     
                     

 

 

Team Av 1 STEP BENCH 185 MILE
Spring/Summer 32.4 231 9.1 7:24:05
OCT 34.4 257 12.8 5:50:00