Jeremy Fischer has been the Head Coach of Track and Field at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, since 2012. He also serves as Lead Jumps Instructor for USATF Southern California, having been in that role since 2011. Coach Fischer brings a wealth of experience from coaching athletes in both the college and professional track and field ranks. He has also worked with both MLB and NFL athletes on speed and power development.
Fischer has a master’s degree in exercise science and kinesiology from California State University-Northridge as well as a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and nutrition from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. As a competitive college and professional athlete, Jeremy was a Top 20 World Track Athlete, U.S. Indoor Runner-Up, NCAA All-American, and Big Ten All-Conference.
Coach Fischer discusses ideas on speed and power training in general as well as preparing jumpers for track and field competition. He goes in-depth into his methods of preparing athletes for maximum explosive power. This includes his thoughts on training strength and power for jumpers in a weight room setting.
In this podcast, Coach Jeremy Fischer discusses with Joel:
- What he considers to be the most important key performance indicators for jumpers.
- What testing he uses for his athletes and why.
- The protocols he uses outside of typical power training to create a well-balanced and fit athlete.
- Keys to training athletes as they age.
- The use of what he calls “the two-minute drill” in training all his jumpers.
- His thoughts on complex training and potentiation in the course of building power.
Jeremy Fischer’s website can be found at Maximum Velocity Athletics.
Podcast total run time is 52:44.
Keywords: jumping, power development, track and field, potentiation