Coach Back

About Coach Back

Daniel Back is the founder of Jump Science.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Great Athletes Are Strong

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

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. […]

Evolution or Genetic Variety?

Watch the video on antibacterial drug resistance in E. coli.

Some people use this type of experiment as the chief evidence for darwinian evolution.

Here’s my beef. Bacteria have sources of genetic […]

Sprain your ankle to jump higher?

I received an email with some great examples of the value of rest and questions about the influence of conditioning…

Question: “Hi Coach Back… I had great success with your original […]

Prevent Muscle Cramps

The Truth About Westside Dynamic Effort

Let’s talk about lifting light weight as part of your strength training regimen. I recently got into a discussion (argument) with a couple people, which revealed to me that there […]