Professional athletes often do things that remind us they are capable of feats well beyond the abilities of ordinary humans. Look, here is a video of J.J. Watt doing a box jump higher than a Toyota Yaris! Here’s Michael Brantley pulling off this marvel in the 2019 ALCS. Sometimes, though, you can fool yourself while looking at these displays of skill and begin to underestimate the overwhelming physical differences between pro athletes and the rest of us. “That’s incredible,” you might think, “but if I dedicated my life to such things and performed the same rigorous training, I could probably pull it off, too.” (You can’t, but that rarely stops anyone from pretending—look at all the dudes who think they could score a point off…View Original Post
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