Just to clarify - I'm no physiology expert and what I said about shorter legs raising a body's centre of gravity isn't - in isolation - correct I don't think; it's the opposite. Relatively skinny legs and butt would also raise it, with some combination of the two (leg thickness, leg length) affecting things accordingly.virtual9mm wrote: ↑Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:57 amSpeaking of which -- this is exactly what I saw from Zion. Massive upper body makes him a bit top heavy and wobbly. This is going to limit him -- I wonder if he should lose some of the upper body mass.3rdside wrote: ↑Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:56 pmA better way to say it is if Ayton has an unusually high centre of gravity from having broad shoulders, a long torso, shorter legs and a small ass then that makes him weak on the block. And it would explain why guys 6 inches shorter than him give him trouble as they just need to apply pressure in the right place to throw him off balance more easily than someone with a lower centre of gravity.
On Zion you could be right - my first thought was that this wasn't the case, and that he was just struggling because he was gassed, but looking at photos of him his legs do look quite small vs his upper body.
Whether he can redistribute his weight for it to make a material difference I'm not sure that's possible with just 9% body fat - I'm no athletic trainer either but decreasing upper body workouts while increasing leg workouts, especially in the off season might work - but again whether he can materially alter that distribution, and alter it safely, is debatable, at least from my non-expert point of view.