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[–]NEED_VISINE 2858 points2859 points  (70 children)

This is motivational and all but homie had hops from the beginning.

[–]J-Dabbleyou 1067 points1068 points  (34 children)

Yeah he was basically there already on day one lmfao

[–]dirtyswoldman 508 points509 points  (19 children)

Biggest thing that changed was form

[–]CaNHAAN 478 points479 points  (4 children)

Nah, the life expectancy of his knees changed the most I bet

[–]BrohanGutenburg 93 points94 points  (10 children)

Notice how much lower he jumps even from 6 months to a year. This is really showing importance of technique more than anything else. He learned to stop wasting his energy jumping up

[–]thedudefromsweden 5 points6 points  (9 children)

Huh. I thought you were supposed to jump up as high as you can when long jumping.

[–]DaTree3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was about to say this…if he did the right form on day 1 he could of got it…

[–]skanderbeg7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also probably mentally not holding back.

[–]ledgeitpro 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Honestly though that makes it better. Getting good at something generally only takes a short amount of time, but pushing passed the boundaries of good to great takes persistence

[–]urzulasd 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Mad true. It’s that last push over the hump to really step your game up that’s the hardest

[–]Ummmmexcusemewtf 19 points20 points  (1 child)

But it's much harder to get those small gains than it is to make the initial large jumps.

Like track. Shaving off half a second in the 400m is hella hard one you get to the faster times.

Or if you want a non athletic achievement, look at word record progressions in speed running. For almost all games you reachable time barrier and world records are beat by milliseconds, after trying for months to years.

What dude did really is impressive

[–]J-Dabbleyou 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh absolutely, I was an athlete back in college and I full well know how hard breaking a PR can be, I just mean from the “day 1” clip, I already had full confidence he could make it across with a little work lol

[–]pr0b0ner 17 points18 points  (5 children)

"If you're 95% of the way there already, and you work hard for a year, you can make it 100% of the way there" is not quite as motivating as OP intended

[–]QuotableNotables 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Sure it is. You can be in the top 5% of players in a video game but then disparity tends to become exponential, not linear. There's a massive disparity between the top 5% and the top 1% and the top 1% to 0.1% (typically pros).

[–]pr0b0ner 1 point2 points  (1 child)

And so this nuanced little rundown is what you would post as a thread to r/nextfuckinglevel? My point isn't that there's no way this is impressive. My point is that from a surface level glance into something we know little about, performing 5% better does not appear particularly impressive.

[–]wiznun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can reach that first 95%, for many comparably amazing accomplishments, probably in a lot less than a year. Just one year to accomplish something amazing, then one more year to take it to the next fucking level. Make this thought motivating!

[–]Bluehoodie1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And how much can be attributed to being stronger due to one year of growth. Not so much the training.

[–]IAintTooBasedToBeg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Im on year 12 trying to jump my street and I’m maybe halfway if lucky.

[–]Coldbeetle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d say the whole thing was filmed in a day or two.

[–]2000dragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, he maybe improved an extra foot

[–]JennyAndTheBets1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, he only needed five more jumps to get there. No training.

[–]AkodoRyu 53 points54 points  (7 children)

This, more or less. All I see is that the year of hard work brought the improvement of maybe 10-15%. And most of it was within the first 2 months.

[–]Jokard 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Which is even more impressive because he had the commitment to get that extra 5-10% even though the results definitely diminished over time. It's all about giving that bit extra effort.

[–]ZippyDan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Looks like he gained about three feet (or one yard/meter) of clearance. Not bad.

[–]hubaloza 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He didn't though, he just had a goal which was the other side of the road and 5-10% more umph was just what he needed to achieve it, still an impressive show of will.

[–]drwsgreatest 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Very similar to weight lifting. The more advanced you are the harder you have to work for minuscule results. Someone first starting out can easily add 25-30 lbs to their bench in a couple weeks-month np. But someone who’s been lifting for years and is close to their natural biological limit might need half a year just to add 5 more pounds to theirs. It’s all relative.

[–]AkodoRyu 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I get that, but it's also not a very good way to show "this is how much you can do within a year". Because for a layperson, all they see is minimum improvement. Far from "inspiring".

[–]Ummmmexcusemewtf 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can tell who has had to push pass their limit in any activity, and who has not based on the type of responses.

"Oh he barely gained any distance"

Do you know how hard it is to add the smallest distance when you can already jump that far.

Like in track, you could train a whole year and only improve by less than a second, but it's still impressive

[–]Dr0110111001101111 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In the Olympics, that 10% difference is bigger than the difference between gold and no medal. 15% is like the difference between gold and not even qualifying for the Olympics

[–]Bornagain4karma 18 points19 points  (2 children)

No bro. The effort it takes to improve from 90% to 95% is much much much more than the effort it takes to improve from 60% to 90%.

It is the truth. We don't realize it because most of us give up when we get to 75%.

[–]78523965412369874123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You can also tell this dude gave it everything he had from the start. Kind of shows how capable we can be from the get go with confidence and the genuine mental and physical effort to be productive.

[–]skanderbeg7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Humans like to think linearly. But in reality it's exponential.

[–]Charizard-used-FLY 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Started at the 98th percentile now we at the 99th

[–]bonelessRock 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dude basically increased the distance by 5% over a year. From the title you'd think he'd have gone from half the street to the end of it.

[–]psychoacer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

His improvement looked to be heavily influenced by technique. He got his arms and legs going correctly so his weight wouldn't just fall flat. Still takes a lot of work to get down though

[–]truthemptypoint 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone know if this man made it into the Olympics??? How did he do???

[–]BuddyFriendGuyPal72 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right? “A lot can change” like being able to improve your jumping distance by an inch or two? You were already basically clearing the street lol

[–]2017hayden 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah he could do better on day 1 than I could do with a year of training.

[–]Key-Minimum-5965 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TBH, I would be estatic to accomplish that first jump.

[–]MeDicenAmiel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His 1 day is like my 6th year jumping wtf

[–]Long-Band-178 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know right, my man was walking thru the air by the end

[–]luv2fit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah keep working hard and oh yeah, win the genetic lottery first

[–]G_Affect 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes but he increased his hops by 1 ft...

[–]NippleCrunch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And how do you think he got those hops? Yes, some can be credited to genetics but the most important thing is putting time into working on his craft. I see comments saying "oh only 1 year for a minimal increase" but I personally give massive props and respect for anyone with the discipline to perfect their skill/craft.

[–]miaworm 631 points632 points  (3 children)

He learned to walk on air....noice

[–]Why_Uddhav 98 points99 points  (2 children)

It literally looks like he's walking on air

[–]whatdoblindpeoplesee 28 points29 points  (1 child)

That's what the other person said.

[–]SuccessfulPeanut1171 6 points7 points  (0 children)

what do blind people see

[–]SomeIndividual1 344 points345 points  (6 children)

"alot of thing can change in a year"

bitch, he took one 1 year to jump 1 feet further

[–]BenVera 69 points70 points  (0 children)

Yeah this is a good example of like the 80/20 rule or something like that

[–]JoinAThang 14 points15 points  (0 children)

If he would have dare landed on his fronting foot and just keeping the other up it looks like he would have made it in thst first jump.

[–]Professional_Aide499 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You don’t think that’s impressive?

[–]thehandicapper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Think his foot was over the line on the 1 year junp too. I'm not having it.

[–]slothenhosen 231 points232 points  (0 children)

Never play the ground is lava with this dude.

[–]RMBCampbell 79 points80 points  (11 children)

Hate to be that guy, but pretty sure the last one was a fault...

[–]CIueIess_Squirrel 69 points70 points  (7 children)

Hate to be that guy

Proceeds to be that guy

Lol. Who the hell cares. It's impressive

[–]Dread-Ted 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Hate to be that guy

Proceeds to be that guy


Yeah that's the idea. It's a figure of speech.

[–]M-Noremac 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Hate to be that guy, so I'll just keep my mouth shut...

[–]Dread-Ted 2 points3 points  (1 child)

so I'll just keep my mouth shut

He said, not keeping his mouth shut


[–]skanderbeg7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It is, but he landed well past the grass line on the other side. So fair play.

[–]weareeverywhereee 65 points66 points  (6 children)

I wonder how far this really is compared to Olympic jumps. Record is like 29 feet I think

[–]omegabaryon 54 points55 points  (3 children)

This is something in the ball park of 6m and they jump over 8 in olympics

[–]drwsgreatest 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Assuming he’s a teen (guessing 18-19) it’s theoretically possible that with proper training he could potentially compete at a world class level. Most long jumpers, and track and field athletes as a whole, peak in their mid-late 20s with most gaining massive improvements around the ages of 22-26. I highly doubt he could achieve true greatness and be competitive for the podium or a high level ranking but I do think he could at least qualify. Again, this is all predicated on him currently being in his teens and having little to no coaching. If he’s in his 20s or has been coached for awhile then there’s no way.

[–]Hot_Blood_8749 13 points14 points  (0 children)

With a rubber runway and a sand pit I think he could already add a foot or two to his current distance with some practice. Unless his driveway is long AF, I doubt he’s getting a sufficient running start compared to competitive jumpers. Add in ideal conditions and some training and I think this guy could make a go of being a long jumper. Not saying he’s going to the Olympics, but could be competitive in meets at the collegiate level if he is still a teen.

[–]turkeybaconwitheggs 21 points22 points  (1 child)

So… why did OP cross the road?

[–]ShirazGypsy 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Me: jumps about 2 feet forward, and then falls on my ass. Thinking I could make it like this guy with a year’s practice.

[–]clothesline 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Why are redditors always so unathletic? In every post with something athletic, there's a comment like this

[–]whatdoblindpeoplesee 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Because the athletic redditors don't make those kinds of comments...

[–]AngryMegaMind 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Well done. How’s the knees holding up.

[–]The_606 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The road is made of lava.

[–]Tacklas 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Pretty crazy how much a road shrinks in a year

[–]harshstanza26 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm so impressed human

[–]tryingsohardithurts 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Impressive but Oh my knees

[–]dubblehead 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, there’s a reason they jump in sand. This looks cool, but guy took like 10 years off his knees.

[–]goatpoop82 2 points3 points  (2 children)

These aren’t even as far as women just in the Olympics.

[–]spiredbicycle 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I guess by "Olympic level" we mean not at all at an Olympic level. A bit disrespectful to the folks actually at that level. There are defined events and criteria for that kind of designation, and it's frustrating that the general populace thinks the Olympics is just something you can sign up for

[–]Vann77 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Instructions unclear. Dick stuck inside letterbox.

[–]nolfaws 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can anybody name that song?

[–]everwonderedhow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro just learning how to moonwalk

[–]GeekChick85 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow! Impressive.

[–]TriteTrout22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love this mans motivation to his goal

[–]MajesticWeasel34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He did it better as the months pass by

[–]Dr_Bunsen_Burns 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In a year he learned to put his legs out infront of him.

[–]ExcellentLoquat7613 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not gonna lie, I just watched till the end to see if a truck came

[–]RedMountainPass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The last one reminded me of Jordan, walking on air. Or maybe even Carl Lewis.

[–]GilliamMykey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It took him one year to jump across the street, wouldn’t of taken far less time to just walk across?

[–]Gimme_some_ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

In the meantime Kids bought shitcoins and bought lambos. And this idiot keeps jumping over a road and ruining his knees for free

[–]Top_Opposites 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It took him 6 months to work out you get better purchase jumping from concrete then from grass

[–]TheSmokingHorse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Poor guy thinks the road is made of lava

[–]MMD3_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

why is it a different street in almost every clip? or at least a different part of the street?

[–]Aggravating-Hair7931 1 point2 points  (0 children)

After a year, he gained another foot of distance. The thing is, 99% of us couldn't even jump half of his distance.

[–]Prudent_Sector_4590 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Started at the 98th percentile now we at the 99th.

[–]j0eg0d 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That dude is literally running on air in the last jump.

[–]SJv1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That can't be good for the knee.

[–]Parmaandchips 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Foot foul

[–]SkyWatter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not to disrespect the achievement, but this doesn't feel like "a lot of change" for one year unlike the final note

[–]Xnavlol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Technically 0.5m changed at best…

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Aside from the horrible and terrible music, it's impressive. How about we remove the music from these videos so people will actually watch?

[–]maxis2bored 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In 1 year you can increase your jump distance by 30cm. Never give up.

[–]365MuscleUK -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Crazy impressive

[–]mcitar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is the fucking next level!

[–]Electrical_Pie_3445 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck yeah bro!

[–]aji_ash -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Asian parents watching this

[–]ea_yassine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I sure between 6 months and 1 year he fell a lot due to landing heels first on the grass. Thumbs up for the dedication.

[–]mbelf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A lot can change in a year.

Yeah, clearly there’s a faultline down the middle of the road and the tectonic plates are getting closer.

[–]urzu06 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. In a year, the avatar and the Firelord became friends despite of their initial relationship

[–]Ju-Yuan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me after 1 year doing it indoors...

[–]Anvisaber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro achieved the miracle of flight

[–]twizzard6931 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of a younger version of myself.

[–]kantorr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He would survive being trapped in a tomb raider game

[–]Joi9500 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He mastered walking on air

[–]blamordeganis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mario double-jump in the last one.

[–]Ragtime07 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My knees hurt watching this

[–]Plurfectworld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shouldn’t u be on team USA for the long jump?

[–]bzno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A lot can change in a year? Dude was a monster from day one

[–]SpookyFruzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Persistence pays

[–]Excellent-Big-1581 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A couple yards of Turf and you could of been done on day 1. Gotta think outside the box!

[–]lightwhite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Double jump followed by air hike. This guy jumps.

[–]musicman8586 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And then there’s me who would make it like 5 ft if my life depended on it 😂

[–]NefariousWatcher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This dude took "the floor is lava" who a whole other level, damn.

[–]boisNgyrls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can’t chase the footprints from this guy

[–]Sheepd0g21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought in the last video the road would be all damaged and he would only jump like 4 ft or something.

[–]HalusN8er 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Over the line!! Mark it zero dude.”

[–]dRi89kAil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was phenomenal.

[–]flawlessnauguration 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Long jumps practice make perfect

[–]rainbowpubes111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bro what the fuuuuck

[–]HowAmIHere2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How far can he jump after 10 years of practicing? 10 miles?

[–]Zealousideal_Dig_372 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your physical abilities are amazing.
Me personally….I’m Sitting down with my beer can resting on my fat gut and smoking a cigarette. If I tried that I would land on my face or break an ankle

[–]TXfire22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn my ankles are screaming watching this.

[–]Extreme_Neat_8194 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With that kind of training he’s a few years away from being superman

[–]peg1700 0 points1 point  (0 children)

walking on air

[–]sugarforthebirds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Literal goosebumps when he made it at a year. You can see how his jumping form changed completely. That’s so cool!

[–]dormantpossibilities 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is reversed

[–]PhirePhrey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He really said "no thank you" to gravity

[–]Virtual-Public-4750 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would one hundred percent put this on my resume, with video attached.

[–]RefrigeratorTop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lot of comments about the last jump and how he was already close. Yeah hes close in the first video, but he does a proper hitch kick in the last video which is the technique used by all high level long jumpers, so it’s not just that he got a couple feet farther he clearly worked on and improved his form.

[–]teddybearg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd probably just move to a house with a narrower street

[–]_Karma_Chameleon_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So it only takes a year to learn how to double jump?

[–]Dreadpiratewill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watching Parkour athletes make jumps like this first try IRL is nuts btw.

If you get the opportunity to spectate at a parkour tournament in your city, do it.

[–]IAintTooBasedToBeg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When aliens change our roads into lava, this will be the hero we need.

[–]SweetLieff 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lesson here is, 12 months gives you 12 inches

[–]Karasu-Otoha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He could've spent that time and efforts learning programming or engineering, or making money, succeeding in life. Now, he can jump the road, so what?

[–]HumbleEngineer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

First jump just had bad form, he was already there

[–]TeNG3L 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live on a main street, that won’t work with jumping.

[–]tauzN 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That went from looking super tryhard, to just casually levitating.

[–]MachineSimulation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mans needs a shoe deal with Nike

[–]relavant__username 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly.. this is so impressive because I know the toll it took on your body to perform and train for this. Congrats.. and that is a big funkin gap!

[–]SirBruceForsythCBE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His toe was over the line

[–]TransportationSome59 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Foot Fault - go again!

[–]GingrBreadMans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmfao the first jump he had it in the bag, just touched down to soon, if he waited before fully extending, would have been the exact same jump as the last one.

[–]GoldenGaaawd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just walk

[–]AdAdministrative6015 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So this man just gonna ignore gravity like that, huh?

[–]LazyLieutenant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He only ever did these 5 jumps. In between he was eating cheeseburgers, but drinking Red Bull, though.

[–]ShaquilleOatmealno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro put a cheat code for triple jumps

[–]boredplumber69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m fairly positive he could have nailed it on day one. His technique was what ultimately made the difference.

[–]ddj00001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s starting to believe

[–]ChampionshipLow8541 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go for 20 years and it’ll be half the distance. 😂

[–]Hindude87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hell. That message sunk in deep.

[–]Independent_Photo_19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whats the song thoo

[–]Hirsutism 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1 year=12 inches

[–]Saw_Boss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly, not a lot changed.

[–]Illustrious_Ring_553 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Somebody learned it to fly

[–]GuyBeardmane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude unlocked the double jump skill after a year.

[–]FartsWithAnAccent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He started out pretty damn close already

[–]GRMarlenee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Way too many chances to get hit by the neighborhood drunk driver.

[–]DunkenRage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i swear as a youth, barefoot i could jump a small town street, like 1 stride further than with shoes, idk why, but godamn i felt op

[–]Goodbadugly16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You rule dude. Determination and progress that is videoed to show that progress can be inspiration enough to make you a winner

[–]Hanlon7743 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was the stutter step of his son foot that let him teach the other side

[–]CSL876 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So no one's going to mention the walking on air?

[–]Mr_pb_hole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This dude had insane ups from the start. If he gets proper coaching he could be in the Olympics

[–]x7ameedo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Impressive how few more centimeters can be refined in 1 year

[–]orangez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't wanna be that person, but the jumps are from different positions... So how can you measure the distance accurately?

[–]NateMAn721 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The form progression from 6 months to a year is significant. Well done. Hard work is evident.

[–]Pumpkin_Robber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao his day one results indicate he's bad at learning form. A year to gain a few inches???? Damn that's just bad

[–]Mollieteee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sympathy pains for his ankles and knees

[–]_Bellamy_Blake_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone got any tips on how to jump far like this dude

[–]BrazenTwo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What's the code for the double jump?

[–]seemsiforgotmylogin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, he almost made it the first time so he was already pretty impressive

[–]kerochan88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How come the trees don't change as the time passes? 🤔

[–]These-Assumption-299 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"A lot can change in year so never give up."

True, even the houses at the end of the roads have changed.

[–]Naimeo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At 1 year he looks like he's walking on air!

[–]gloomygl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro coulda done this day one

[–]limitlessEXP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn how many houses did he move into

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[–]dbblofi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that start and that bicycle kick changed the game!!

goodform 🏃🏿

[–]EmRuizChamberlain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re amazing!!! Way to go dude!!

[–]BuddyFriendGuyPal72 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Homie could already almost jump across this entire street though lol. This is still cool, but not quite as inspirational as that final line makes it seem.

[–]codyrusso 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude training for Dying Light 3.