Today’s episode is yet another question and answer episode, which is the fulfillment of a call for questions I put out on Instagram. The themes of this question and answer series revolve around the feet and fascia, speed and vertical jump training, as well as general coaching questions of the strength and conditioning/human performance/track and field arenas. As the host of the show, it’s always fun to offer my thoughts on important questions in the industry.
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- Thoughts on Mike Boyle’s take on single leg training
- Building the fascia and tendons through plyometric training
- Hiring practices in strength and conditioning, and can it be based on ability rather than network?
Ideas on micro-dosing of training
- My take on the hyperarch system and applicability to athletes
- Best practices in recovery and regeneration
- Building speed and power in martial arts
- Sprinting with a light weighted vest for top end speed
- How often per week to practice dunking in context of being on a traditional strength and power program
About Joel Smith
Joel Smith, MS, CSCS is a NCAA Division I Strength Coach working in the PAC12 conference. He has been a track and field jumper and javelin thrower, track coach, strength coach, personal trainer, researcher, writer and lecturer in his 8 years in the professional field. His degrees in exercise science have been earned from Cedarville University in 2006 (BA) and Wisconsin LaCrosse (MS) in 2008. Prior to California, Joel was a track coach, strength coach and lecturer at Wilmington College of Ohio. During Joel’s coaching tenure at Wilmington, he guided 8 athletes to NCAA All-American performances including a national champion in the women’s 55m dash. In 2011, Joel started Just Fly Sports with Jake Clark in an effort to bring relevant training information to the everyday coach and athlete. Aside from the NSCA, Joel is certified through USA Track and Field and his hope is to bridge the gap between understandable theory and current coaching practices.