Coach Back

About Coach Back

Daniel Back is the founder of Jump Science.

Specific Strength Training

KEY POINTS

Practicing and playing your sport is the ultimate specific training.
If the ultimate specific training is already in place, attempts at specific strength training can only be effective through […]

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 […]

Why do athletes need to be flexible?

QUESTION: “I saw you say, like many coaches, that flexibility is underrated. I just wanted to ask what shaped your views and why you think that?

I understand that stretching has […]

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 […]

The Key to Long Term Athletic Development

Most people, when they first train to improve their athleticism, have some level of success in the first few months. However, most people also stop having success beyond those first […]

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, […]