Jump Science University

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 […]

Squat Depth

In the discussion on transfer of training, squat depth is a hotly contested issue with many opinions clouding the view. On one side many people testify to superior strength and […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

The Foundations of Athletic Ability

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 […]

Get More Fast Twitch: The Overshoot Phenomenon

Muscle fiber type is one of those topics on which people love to make uninformed statements. You may have heard things like, “Heavy weights work those slow twitch fibers.” Or […]

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. […]