He’s a foot away from qualifying, because he’s about 7 or 8 kilos to heavy. He’ll find out how hard it is when he gets older when trying take off that football mass. His daily activity will have to be that of a semi hardcore recreational 5k runner in volume for about 2 years straight to take off the muscle mass, not exactly something a jumper wants to be doing. If John Capel thought he would make more money in the CFL he would be in the CFL being he’s a former NFL player.
#2. Is something I disagree with wholeheartedly. How much do the people studying genetics and researching it everyday understand it? Not as much as you think and you are paraphrasing what they are saying. The physiological stresses at the cellular level dictate the protein transcription which end up expressing the genes (not 1, but many) in a single ability which can see or measure. Many genes can and do stay repressed for the life of an organism as they are needed to adapt. The second part I disagree with specialization. SPECIALIZATION hurts long term performance, because in the current American sport systems the “late bloomer” gets left out. People mature physically at different rates. I say we cut off a good 20%, maybe a little more of the population because they stop physically maturing between the ages of 23-27 and most of them don’t start the “size and strength” maturation until around 15 and 16 years or later. Which leaves them developmentally behind peers of the same age only in size and strength which soon disappears around the age of 22.
As for Asafa v Kobe, it’s a no brainer with Asafa dominating in big point events.