I’ve been asked a few times if I am ready for European volleyball tryouts and if I’m euro fit? I’m not really sure about the term “Euro Fit” part but I may be able to just give my own personal stats and how I feel right now in August of 2011.
So to answer that question I think you could have many answers depending on who you are talking to. For me I think it has a lot to do with both mind and matter. Mostly something a player named Billy Allen told me back in 2001 from my first years of college at California State University, Northridge, He would say when times were tough “Mind over matter, matters most”
So the Mind and the matter: I am 6’6.5″ / just over 2 meters tall and currently weighing 205 lbs. I feel that I am in the best shape of my life, I feel lean, clean and a programmed machine ready to take on tryouts. In the past year I’ve taken on a new diet plan that has prepared me for a healthier life. At the age of 29, going on the BIG 30 in early September 2011, I have striven to be the healthiest that I have ever been in my life. This including from when I was 18 years old all the way through college athletics and beyond. This year has been a sacred year for me to focus, I hope that the next couple years I’ll be able to peak out my conditioning and really turn up the heat. Current status:
- Age 29.
- Height 6’6.5
- Weight 205lbs
- Standing Jump 33”
- Step Jump 36”
- Standing Reach 8’2”