In the Spotlight – Yoda

yoda 2013I am not a scientist, but I can be a bit nerdy; in the spotlight today, Yoda.

I started thinking after yesterday’s post, and watching the video of Yoda lifting the X-Wing fighter out of the swamp – using the “Force” – that although Yoda is the greatest coach ever, he was not a bad athlete.

So here is Yoda’s workout card, albeit based on somewhat limited information.


From what I could determine, Yoda is about 2 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs about 74 pounds.  I figured, again based on information online that he his vertical is about 7 times his height, or about 84 inches.  Based on that his Power Quotient (What are you Measuring) is around 78.84… good, but not amazing.  It would put Yoda among the leaders but not at the top of the athletes I tested this year.

His Pound for Pound Ratio (Pound for Pound Ratio Data), on the other hand, is an amazing (even among Jedi Masters) 287.16.  I estimated his lifts based on the weight of the X-Wing fighter (9,500 pounds) that he lifted out of the swamp.  It is amazing the information you can find on the internet.  You can see that he moved it slowly, and lifted and pulled it, as opposed to pushing.  Because of this I assigned a greater number to the squat (power lift), and less to the Bench (pushing) , Push and Clean (Explosive Lifts).  You an also see in the attached video that Yoda is quicker rather than fast, so he scores better on the Pro Agility test than the 40.

Yoda Lifting

Yoda showing his quickness

You Can Do More …. your brain is lying to you… Don’t believe it!

Jeff Floyd –

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