Jump Science University

How to Jump Higher

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

The Science of Sports Training

There is a sea of athletic development information on the internet nowadays. The overall quality has improved as more educated people have built websites and social media presence to combat […]

Achilles Strength (Bosch is wrong)

In a popular athletic development book, the author, Frans Bosch, cites force measurements in the achilles tendon of 3-6 x body weight (BW) in sprinting and 8-10 x BW in […]

Long Jump Case Study

In the athletic development field coaches often share general philosophies, models, ideas, etc. Someone might talk about things they consider when making decisions, but not share any actual data or […]

Biarticulate Muscles and Synergy

When looking at muscle function, people often look at one joint, consider the muscles that act on that joint, and identify the muscles that perform opposite actions as antagonists to […]

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 […]

Hamstring Health

Hamstring injuries are the source of much vexation in the exercise field. While the human body and human movement are extraordinarily complex, and a person may possess some unique characteristics […]

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 […]

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 specificĀ 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 […]