Not That Fit: Learning Agility from Jiemba Sands, YouTube’s Viral “Fence Guy”

September 22, 2020 by
Photo Credit: Jiemba Sands, (instagram.com/jiembasands/)

After my convo two weeks ago with ultra-ultra marathoner Courtney Dauwalter, my engine is stronger than ever (shoutout to the Assault Bike endurance test), but I still feel #NotThatFit overall. There are still six components of fitness to master, so today I’m learning about agility from a freerunner and social media sensation: Jiemba Sands aka "The Fence Guy."

It’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen a few of Sands’ videos, like him hitting a corkscrew directly into a homerun. A trick like this is the epitome of agility -- the ability to rapidly change the position of the body with speed and accuracy -- and his success comes from a simple premise.

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