Speed Training Periodization

…The main thing between me and my dream of playing D1 football is my physical abilities when it comes to speed and agility. I am not slow (4.65 40 hand-time), […]

Striking The Ground in Sprinting

I read somewhere that a major difference between people who are considered fast and those who aren’t lies in technique. It was written there that some of the people when […]

Light vs Heavy Eccentrics and Structural Strength

I’ve been reading the book, Triphasic Training, by Cal Dietz… he trains each dynamic action separately starting with the eccentric phase of the movement. He uses submaximal and supramaximal slow […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supersetting strength and explosive exercises

Q: “How do you feel about doing plyos in between sets of squat or deadlift?”

A: “The purpose of doing explosive training in between or after strength training is to take […]

Muscle Tension, RFD, and Nervous System Questions

A Jump Science user sent me a number of email questions. Here are my responses.

Will generating more tension in my muscle during training improve my performance?
More tension produces more structural […]