Coach Back

About Coach Back

Daniel Back is the founder of Jump Science.

Losing Weight to Jump Higher

QUESTION: “i purchased your program last year and my training has been on and off, but i’ve seem some great result following your program!
i couldn’t even touch the rim before, […]

How to Jump Higher

There’s a lot of information on in this site and in the Jump Science posts on facebook and instagram. When I write, I try to give people actionable information. I […]

Velocity Based Training

Key points

VBT is using velocity feedback to influence workouts.
Most explosive training is naturally velocity based.
Current trend is applying VBT concept to strength training.
VBT in strength training is […]

The Simple Formula

QUESTION 1: “So when it comes down to the essence of training for vertical jump, could it be summarized as shown below?

Step 1. Get stronger (with Squats & Deadlifts)
Step 2. Stop […]

How Football Players Get Fast

This athlete who emailed me is reflective of a pretty common situation in football. Players are often more developed in the strength department and need a shift in the explosive […]

The Science of Athletic Ability

The best way to increase your vertical leap seems to have become a sort of mystery these days; athletes wonder why the guy with really skinny legs can jump high, […]

Strength Training for Speed and Vertical Jump

There is a lot of disagreement on the role that strength training plays in athletic development. Some say squatting is the only thing you need to do to increase your […]

The Foundations of Athletic Ability

There are two fundamental factors that determine a person’s athletic ability. The first is raw strength. This is simply the maximum amount of tension that can be generated by the […]

How to Squat CORRECTLY

“Simply by keeping my torso upright and knees wide like you recommended, I can now squat 325 at a bodyweight of 175. I can also pretty easily dunk a basketball. […]

Speed Science

This is a video series on top speed. The videos will cover physics, biomechanics, sprinting technique, and training strategies. The first video covers the physics of top speed and the […]